January in Paris, France

Choose to take a course in ‘Luxury Brand Management’ or ‘Doing Business and Entrepreneurship in Europe’ for 2 weeks over your summer university break. Experience the famous museums, monuments and sites of Paris, while immersing yourself at a prestigious business school in the heart of the City of Light.

Program Overview

Discover and live the magic of Paris while earning credit towards your degree on this 2-week program through a mix of academic classes and experiential visits to many famous Parisian landmarks. Our January in Paris, France program is a unique opportunity to study business at Paris School of Business, one of the top 5% business schools worldwide.

Start getting excited about:

Focus on innovation – Study at Paris School of Business, an international and innovative campus in the heart of Paris, designed and equipped for connecting students and companies together for co-working and thinking outside the box.

Top quality business education – Take a course in ‘Luxury Brand Management’ or ‘Doing Business and Entrepreneurship in Europe’ at one of the world’s top prestigious business schools. The school has been awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation and has EPAS accreditation for its Master in Management (MiM) – Grande Ecole Master Program.

Historical location – Wandering through the streets of Paris is like walking in a life-size timeline of architectural styles and techniques throughout the ages. You will discover the Middle Ages and its iconic designs, as well as every era of Parisian history.

French immersion – Live like a local to learn or improve your language skills!

As an international student, CISaustralia organises a full orientation upon arrival. You will discover everything there is to know about your new city – from housing, cultural adaptation, money and banking, to sporting, food, safety, excursions, the best restaurants and places to hang out. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!


You could find many exciting reasons to study in Paris, but here are a few highlights that make this program unique:

  • Paris has been ranked three years in a row as the best student city in the world (QS Rankings), due to the quality of life, diverse student population and excellent quality of education
  • The campus is situated in the heart of Paris so students can take advantage of all the City of Light has to offer
  • Paris School of Business is considered one of the 24 best French business schools and is among the top 5% most successful business schools in the world
  • Full guided campus and city tour on day one of the program
  • Immerse yourself in French culture – both on campus and throughout the local community
  • Learn French in France with Paris as your classroom, while supported by your on-site CISaustralia team
  • Located at the center of Europe – with no less than nine neighbouring countries, Paris offers quick access to major European cities
  • Field trips and excursions – see the best this city has to offer

Choose Your Course

The January in Paris, France program is hosted by Paris School of Business. The 2-week study courses offered in business will give you a great opportunity to further develop your academic career while discovering the beautiful city of Paris. The courses also include out of class activities related to the field of study. All courses are taught in English.

Course Offerings:

  • Doing Business & Entrepreneurship in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management

Course Load: 1 course, each equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits / 48 hours

  • Depending on your Australian university, “courses” may be referred to as “subjects” or “units”.
  • Each course/subject/unit you undertake on a CISaustralia program is designed to be a full-time, semester course that has been condensed to fit into an intensive, short-term program. As such, for any 1 course you study abroad, you should receive the credit points for 1 full-time course/subject/unit at your Australian university.
  • Many universities work off of a 1-for-1 equivalency (1 course abroad = 1 course in Australia), but ultimately credit approval is the decision of your faculty and Australian university.
  • CISaustralia strongly recommends that you have any overseas courses pre-approved for academic credit before you depart for your program. Some documentation that may be useful are the course outline/syllabus, program overview and the contact hours.
  • Your CISaustralia Program Advisor can assist with any questions or details your university needs to make a decision.

Academic Requirement: To qualify for this program, students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 4.5 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement, you may still be considered for the program but will need to be prepared to provide supporting documentation. Please contact us to discuss your situation and we will work with you to help find another suitable program if required.

Course Descriptions:

CREDITS: 7.5 ECTS credits / 48 hours

This course covers a variety of topics including: Entrepreneurship in Europe, Introduction to Social Business, Business Planning, Disruptive Methods, Entrepreneurial Failure and Success, Pan-European Business Development as Entry Strategy, Business Model Generation, Digital Strategy, Cross-Cultural Management, and Company / Corporate Visits.

CREDITS: 7.5 ECTS credits / 48 hours

This course covers a variety of topics including: Luxury Brand Concepts, Luxury Markets, Understanding the Consumer Worldwide, Retail Marketing, Brand Strategy, Disruptive Methods, Distribution in the Luxury Industry, Champagne & Wine Business, and Cross-Cultural Management.

COVID Safe Travel

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority. We take our duty of care for our students, their families and our Australian University partners seriously. For all of our program locations, we have developed a site-specific COVID-19 risk matrix and risk management and emergency response plans so that health and safety response protocols are monitored, managed and communicated.

We have also developed a flexible COVID-19 Refund Policy that limits the financial impact on students should CISaustralia (or one of our overseas partners) have to cancel or suspend a program due to COVID-19.

In preparation for your overseas program, it’s important that you carefully read and understand information related to COVID-19 Travel Safety and Insurance Requirements.

CISaustralia monitors Smartraveller and reliable news feeds to keep up to date with the latest COVID information and any associated travel restrictions and entry requirements for all destinations where we have programs. Due to the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, Government travel advice can change quickly. For the most up to date information on France, visit the Smartraveller website.


During your orientation and program in Paris, you will be integrated into the culture. There will be many opportunities to get to know Paris and see other parts of France. As part of your program you will experience some excursions organised by the university.

This program also includes welcome and farewell meals, plus one cultural activity (varies each year).


Parisian locals and visitors have agreed for centuries on one thing: there’s just no place in the world like the City of Light. Elaborately grand, yet warmly intimate; extravagantly elegant, yet simple in all the right ways; Paris is a city that continues to capture the hearts and minds of those who visit or live there. Paris has surprises around every corner.

The city is known for its dense cultural and artistic network. Museums, architecture, history or music – even the town design has stories to tell and is surrounded by myths and anecdotes. With more than 80 million foreign visitors per year and 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, France, and particularly Paris, is THE worldwide tourism destination for its culture and its gastronomy. Studying in Paris means enjoying a unique lifestyle as well as an intellectually stimulating educational experience.

Paris’s museums are endless, with enormous famous collections, and small charming galleries, each with their own set of curiosities and stories. Hundreds of theatres throughout the city add to its illustrious reputation as a cultural centre, offering world-class theatrical, ballet and opera performances. From classic French music, to famous books converted to musicals, to uniquely Parisian comedies, the theatre in Paris is a must-see.

History is around every corner and under every cobblestone in Paris, from the most important tourist attractions to the old café on the corner. There are few places in the world where the modern convenes with the ancient in such a rich and authentic way. This city has witnessed it all, you will find the ruins of ancient Roman baths, the flamboyant opulence of the Napoleonic era, the vestiges of the French Renaissance, the glorious beginnings of the Art Deco style and its buildings. Streets stand as evidence today of all these historical events. Whether you’re an architecture connoisseur or not, the sheer beauty, elegance and intricacy of these endless styles and designs are sure to impress and inspire.

The city is world-famous for its cuisine and offers up nearly any type of food that you can imagine – and many that you can’t! You can savour steaming hot, authentic Chinese and Cambodian cuisine in the 13th neighbourhood, or delicious treats for people on a budget in the Montmartre neighbourhood or the Latin Quarter. Of course, don’t miss out on French classics like a juicy steak frite with a lovely glass of wine!

The unique urban layout of Paris is divided into 20 neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character, ranging from downtown hustle and bustle to cosy residential streets and everything in between. The popular Marais combines unique Renaissance architecture with great shopping. The fun vibes of the Latin Quarter make a great place for students and young travelers to hang out. The popular but unmissable Champs Elysées is often described as the Times Square of Paris. The city’s winding streets and alleyways offer unique squares, neighborhoods, residential areas, hidden cafes and independent boutique shops around every turn. It’s up to you to discover them all!

The University

This program is hosted at PSB Paris School of Business. Founded in 1974, PSB is a state-recognised elite management school that combines academic excellence, international awareness and professional experiences. A member of the Conference of Grande Écoles, EFMD and AACSB, the institution offers several Undergraduate, Graduate and post-Graduate programs, as well as Study Abroad and Short Programs.

PSB is located in a brand new and innovative cluster in the 13th arrondissement (district) of Paris. There are more than 3,900 students from 75 different countries and it has more than 165 active educational partners worldwide, as well as up to 3,000 partner companies. In 2014, PSB Paris School of Business joined the Campus Cluster Paris Innovation (CCPI), a new collaborative campus that aims to gather in one place the worlds of education, management, entrepreneurship and the digital economy. It is designed to provide students with the perfect environment not only to study but to meet other students, discuss, create and co-work.

Recent innovation has allowed PSB to be identified amongst the best French institutions. It is one of the top 1,000 out of the 18,000 accredited universities and business schools worldwide. PSB has also been awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation. The school now joins the very exclusive group composed of the 24 best French business schools. It is among the top 5% most successful business schools in the world.

The EPAS Accreditation Board is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business programs and has recently awarded EPAS accreditation to PSB for its Master in Management (MiM) – Grande Ecole Master Program. EPAS accreditation is the most thorough program accreditation system for business and/or management programs and is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, employers, clients and the media.

Paris School of Business prepares students to become highly skilled managers open to the world, enabling them to commit as efficient decision makers and conscious leaders.  This program allows you to study at Paris School of Business, gain credit towards your degree and live the magic of Paris!


Your housing in Paris is approximately a 30-minute commute to campus via public transportation. You’ll live in off-campus shared apartments, with single or double occupancy rooms in traditional French neighborhoods with modern living arrangements.

The following list of amenities are included in each apartment:

  • Fully outfitted kitchens, including appliances, pots and pans, dishes and dining implements
  • Washing machine and drying racks; no dryer (Parisians don’t use them!)
  • Fast and reliable hi-speed WiFi
  • Clean, comfortable linens and towels included
  • Bed sizes: (90cm x 200cm)
  • A dining table and chairs
  • Living area with sofa seating
  • On-line, on-call maintenance service
  • Renter’s insurance

Program Fee & Dates

January 2021 (2 weeks)
Fees & dates for January 2023 will be finalised on or before July 2022.
Application Deadline04 November 2020
Arrival Date03 January 2021
Departure Date16 January 2021
Application FeeA$ 95
Program Fee A$ 7,499 - 8,499
OS-HELP A$ 7,100


Program fees include the following:
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Visa assistance
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • On-site orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell meals
  • Tuition fees
  • One cultural activity (varies each year)
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Paris School of Business official transcript
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

What is not included:

Dates are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

CISaustralia reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

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