May 04th, 2021

Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau)

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Semester Abroad
Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau)
Pau, France
The Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau) provides a competitive yet enriching experience that links the traditional business classroom with current industry practice. It offers an unparalleled business education that is truly global in every sense.

Set in the Pyrenees, ESC-Pau was established in 1969 and provides undergraduate and graduate programs for students studying business administration and international business. It focuses on identifying new business opportunities in the international arena; formulating and implementing a competitive strategic option; managing and coordinating a multicultural workforce; formulating international marketing strategy and building a global brand, and building effective international governance.

École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau is part of France’s Grandes Écoles that attracts top students. About 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students study on a close-knit campus with cutting-edge facilities. Corporate partners include 3M, Accor, Dell, BMW, Ernst & Young, Ford, Givenchy, IBM, L’Oreal, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Quiksilver, Siemens, Sony, Universal Studios, and many more. Facilities include video conferencing and projection, a collaborative platform, a video studio for practice interviews, and an incubator that enables graduates to continue working on a company creation or takeover project when they leave school.
Top 3 Reasons to Study Here
ESC Pau is located near the Pyrenees Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
ESC Pau is a member of the prestigious Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE).
Pau, France, is a safe, quiet, and healthy city.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Local rates to be paid to ESC-Pau, a landlord, or housing management office.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC-Pau)
Pau, France
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through April
- Application Deadline: May 1
3.0 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Program
ESC-Pau is ideal for international business majors studying a french language track. Although a high proficiency in French is not required, some course packages are taught bilingually and will require at least a B2 proficiency.

Students studying on exchange at ESC-Pau will choose to enroll in one of the pre-arranged course packages. Review the Programs for Exchange Students on ESC Pau's website for more information. The minimum enrollment for HPU students studying on exchange to ESC-Pau is 25 ECTS, which is the equivalent to approximately 13-16 credits.
Credit Transfer
In order to satisfy an HPU degree requirement, a course must be a minimum of 3 HPU credits or 5-6 ECTS, as 2 ECTS is equivalent to 1 HPU credit. Many courses at ESC-Pau are valued below 5 ECTS, which means students may have to pair courses in order to satisfy an HPU requirement. Careful planning with your study abroad advisor, your academic advisor, and department chairs will be required to be successful at ESC-Pau and to ensure proper degree progress using transferred credits.