La Rochelle, a fishing village on the coast of France, became a major European port as early as the 12th century. La Rochelle is known as the French capital of nautical activity. Ecole Supérieure de Commerce is the Business School situated in this city.
Criteria for Acceptance
- Typically sophomores and juniors with a cumulative average of 3.0, but also students with a 2.75 average should apply.
- Students who can find courses which fit their academic program and allow full-time participation.
- Students who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems should apply.
- Consult the office of international programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola so that you are prepared for La Rochelle.
- French majors who have a business interest or French minors who have a business or communications major are best suited for this program.
- Most courses will be conducted in French.
- All students must have completed an intermediate level of French.
Length of Stay
There are two available programs:
- The fall term is from mid-September until late December.
- The winter program starts in early January and ends in early March. The spring term is from early March until mid-June. These two options are done as a package (equivalent to our Spring semester)
- Students can choose a home-stay or live in an apartment in the marina or the old city.
- Housing is arranged by our coordinators in La Rochelle.
- Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment.
- Tuition is paid to Loyola.
- Students will be responsible for all other expenses such as housing, airfare and meals.
- Loyola financial aid applies.
This is an exchange program with:
- Language immersion;
- An independent study abroad experience; and
- Assistance of Sup de Co staff in arranging housing and courses.
- Applications are due by Dec. 1, for fall, spring, or year-long terms.
- Applications require a brief essay and advisor's signature.
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This is a working list of the course equivalencies for the Loyola-La Rochelle exchange.
The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current for the office of international programs. Once accepted to a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the appropriate Director and will be advised on their course selection.
Please be advised: All students are solely responsible for informing themselves about the status of these courses. Course approvals and equivalencies may change at a moments notice. This means you should confirm if the following courses are approved, or if the courses have been removed.
If there are other courses you desire to take, and they are not on the course equivalency list; you must get written course approval by the department chair. The courses that you choose should fit into your degree audit and enable you to graduate on time.