UH Hilo partnered with ESSCA: School of Management for the Angers Summer Program. This 4-week program begins with three weeks in the beautiful Loire valley city of Angers, then moves to Brussels for several days, with the final week in Paris. It is a perfect opportunity to be part of a multi-cultural student group, learn about Europe and gain credits. The courses for this program is set, and includes 5 courses: European Politics, European Economics, Brussels Field Seminar, Intercultural Communication, and French Culture, which in total is equivalent to 6 US credits.
As I browsed ESSCA’s website I saw that they offer other summer programs with different class offerings, in places like Shanghai, Budapest, Paris, and Angers/Bordeaux. I looked into and found interest in the Paris program. The Paris program had 3 course pairing to choose from:
- PAIRING 1 : International Luxury Brand Marketing & International Business Management
- PAIRING 2 : Business Intelligence and Strategy & Digital Culture, Innovation and New Market,
- PAIRING 3 : French Language & French Culture and Civilization
I chose Pairing 1 because I felt that this would be perfect for me as my concentrations are in Management and Marketing. I feel like it would be really awesome to learn this in Paris. I was able to talk with my Global Exchange adviser as well as the Department Chair for the College of Business & Economics. The department chair agreed that the courses I chose would fit well into my graduation plan and it was transfer back to UH Hilo as 6 Upper Division Management electives.