Summer & Winter
School

Short study courses at a top destination!

  • Location
    La Rochelle
  • Languages
    • English
  • Format
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Maria Belhaj
    Head of Summer & Winter School Maria Belhaj
    The Summer & Winter School courses include cultural excursions and company visits, with a 2-day trip to Paris for participants on the Fashion, Design & Luxury course. Up to 4 weeks in Business Management or 2 - 4 weeks in French Language & Culture.

    Excelia invites international students to apply for one of our short courses. They have been designed to help you develop an international outlook and learn the necessary skills and competencies in order to acquire an expert understanding of business and management. All our short courses in business are taught entirely in English. They include cultural excursions and company visits, where you will discover different business models and meet entrepreneurs.

     

    Why choose the Summer & Winter School?

    • Accommodation included
    • Cultural excursions and Company visits
    • ECTS credits that can be transferred to your home institution
    • Attendance certificate and Transcript
    • A great experience in one of France’s major tourist destinations

    Online Summer programmes

    • UX and Web Design Community
    • Content Management
    • Google Tools Certification
    Ux & Web Design

    Courses are taught entirely in English by active industry professionals who are experts in their fields, with a combination of both theory and practice. The aim is to provide you with essential experience and a deep understanding of the multiple aspects of web design, design thinking, community and content management.

     

    Three main subjects will be coved:

    • UX and Web Design Community

    • Content Management

    • Google Tools Certification

     

    All courses include informative project works and case studies to explore the design process and help participants to develop their own tools and style for successful promotion and communications.

     

    Online courses:

    42 hours and 9 ECTS credits

     

    Week 1: Ux & Web Design

    Week 2: Content Management

    Week 3: Google Tools Certification

     

    Dates:

    4th – 22nd July 2022

     Deadline to apply: 15th May 2022

     

    Fees:

    €1,100

     

    Summer programmes - La Rochelle Campus*

    Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry Management

    This summer course focusses on luxury and fashion brands. To fully understand the specificities of the luxury and fashion industry and its management, you will explore the main advances and developments in the various luxury sectors. You will acquire an advanced understanding of the new global dimension of this industry, as well as the socio-cultural and context-related impacts on the branding of products in this sector.

    You will have the unique opportunity to enjoy this Summer School course in La Rochelle, France (6th - 17th July 2021) and Florence, Italy (17th - 22rd July 2021). The 2-day trip to Paris will take place on July 16th & 17th 2022

     

    Modules:

    36 contact hours and 9 ECTS credits (12 contact hours and 3 ECTS credits per week)

    • Week 1: Fundamentals of the Luxury Industry & Brand Management
    • Week 2: Luxury Innovation & Sustainability
    • Week 3: New Trends in the Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry (in Florence, Italy)

    Dates:

    • July 5th - July 22nd 2022 
    • Deadline to apply : 15th May 2022

    Fees:

    • €2,850 (i.e. €950 per week including accommodation).
    • Not including transport from France to Florence (Italy)

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Accommodation is provided from 4th pm – 22nd July (until 12.00 midday)
    • Transport from France to Florence (Italy) is not included in tuition fees
    Corporate Social Responsibility & Event Management
    Courses are taught entirely in English by faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. You will have the opportunity to learn how to implement the various CSR components on a practical level, through innovative case studies related to sustainable development. You will therefore acquire the key competencies to be able to develop a sustainable and ethical project in a specific business sector.

    Courses:

    • 90 hours and 12 ECTS credits
    • Module 1: Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Module 2: Event Management

    Dates:

    • 28th June - 22nd July 2022
    • Deadline to apply: 15th May 2022

    Fees:

    • €2,950 including accommodation
     
     
    French, Culture and Gastronomy

    La Rochelle has maintained its architectural heritage, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the Atlantic coast.

    It is renowned for its delicious fish and seafood cuisine, and you will discover a wealth of dishes made with sea salt from the Ile de Ré, local mussels, world-famous Cognac, and Pineau des Charentes!

    Sightseeing trips will be organised to enable you to experience our extensive history and culture: a tour of La Rochelle city and its Towers, the food market with its local products, 1 entry ticket for the annual Francofolies French music festival, oenology & wine tasting workshops, cooking classes, visit to a salt producer, visit to a Cognac and Pineau des Charentes producer etc.

    3 periods:

    • Period 1: 4th July – 15th July 2022
    • Period 2: 18th July – 29th 2022
    • Period 3: 4th July – 29th 2022

    Dates:

    • 4th July – 29th 2022
    • Deadline to apply: 30th April 2022

    Fees:

    • €1,810 (host-family, half-board) or €2,550 (in a student residence) for 2 weeks
    • €2,910 (host-family, half-board) or €3,540 (in a student residence) for 4 weeks
    French, Culture and Sports

    The historical, nautical and coastal city of La Rochelle will charm you with its beautiful natural setting and surroundings.

    It is renowned for its fish and seafood cuisine, and you will discover a wealth of dishes made with sea salt from the Ile de Ré, local mussels and the famous Cognac and Pineau des Charentes!

    Sightseeing trips will be organised to enable you to experience our extensive history and culture: a tour of La Rochelle city and its Towers, the food market with its local products, 1 entry ticket for the annual Francofolies French music festival, oenology & wine tasting workshops, cooking classes, visit to a salt producer, visit to a Cognac and Pineau des Charentes producer etc.

    In La Rochelle, there are sports and leisure activities for all tastes. In the summer period, the French Language Institute offers you the opportunity to take part in a wide range of nautical sports each afternoon: Kayaking, Sailing, Catamaran, Windsurfing, Stand-up Paddle etc.

     

    Modules:

    • 2 weeks: 40 hours and 4 ECTS Credits
    • 4 weeks: 80 hours and 8 ECTS credits

     

    3 periods:

    • Period 1: 4th July – 15th July 2022

    • Period 2: 18th July – 29th 2022

    • Period 3: 4th July – 29th 2022

    Dates:

    • 4th July – 29th 2022
    • Deadline to apply: 30th April 2022

    Fees:

    • €1,810 (host-family, half-board) or €2,550 (in a student residence) for 2 weeks
    • €2,910 (host-family, half-board) or €3,540 (in a student residence) for 4 weeks


    Winter programmes - La Rochelle Campus *

    International Supply Chain Management & Strategy

    Taught entirely in English, this course has been designed to provide you with the essential management competencies, as well as an expert understanding of International Supply Chain Management & Strategy. In addition to the academic element, you will have the opportunity to visit local, regional and national companies, where you will discover different business models and meet entrepreneurs.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 10 ECTS credits.

    The International Supply Chain Management & Strategy course provides an insight into established planning and organisational principles in supply chain management as well as modern tools to achieve an efficient value stream. Throughout the course, you will study not only the latest but also possible future approaches to international supply chain management.

     

    Courses:

    • 4 weeks: 80 hours and 10 ECTS Credits

    Dates:

    • 4th – 27th January 2022
    • Deadline to apply: 14th November 2021

    Fees:

    €2,450 including accommodation

    Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Issues

    As companies evolve in a globalised environment, where economic liberalism and financial deregulation dominate, their activities are regularly scrutinised by their different stakeholders. Corporate Social Responsibility is therefore a key element in any organisation’s strategy and activities.

    You will have the opportunity to learn how to implement the various CSR components on a practical level, through innovative case studies related to sustainable development. You will therefore acquire the key competencies to be able to develop a sustainable and ethical project in a specific business sector.

     

    Courses:

    • 2 weeks: 60 hours and 7.5 ECTS Credits

    Dates:

    • 25th January - 4th February 2022
    • Deadline to apply: 5th December 2022

    Fees:

    €1,850

    * according to the evolution of the health crisis

  • Tuition Fees 2021-2022

     

    International Students

     

    Online SUMMER PROGRAMMES

    • IEF French Culture & Gastronomy (2 weeks): €300
    •  Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry (2 weeks): €1,100
    • Ux & Web Design (3 weeks): €1,100

     

    SUMMER PROGRAMMES

    Business:

    • Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry Management (3 weeks): €2,850*
    • Web Design and Graphic Communications (3 weeks): €2,340
    • Corporate Social Responsibility & Event Management (3+ weeks): €2,950
    • Summer School French, Culture and Gastronomy/Sport (2 weeks): €1,810
    • Summer School French, Culture and Gastronomy/Sport (4 weeks): €2,910

    * Transport from France to Florence (Italy) is not included in tuition fees

     

    WINTER PROGRAMMES ONLINE

    • International Supply Chain Management & Strategy (4 weeks): €2,450
    • Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Issues (2 weeks): €1,850

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

    Financing your studies

    For more information about the cost of studying

  • Language Lessons

    English for Business

     

    Accommodation (for Summer Schools)

    In a student residence or in a host family

     

    Duration

    • 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks for business courses
    • 2 or 4 weeks for French, Culture and Gastronomy / Sports courses

    Admissions requirements

    No-prerequisite, but a good level of English required for business courses and a minimum of A2 level for both French Summer Schools

     

    Application deadline

    • Winter Courses:
      • International Supply Chain Management & Strategy : November 16th, 2020
      • Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Issues : December 15th, 2020
    • Summer Courses: 
      • CSR & Event Management : April 30th, 2021
      • French Culture & Gastronomy or French Culture & Sports : April 30th, 2021
      • Fashion, Design & Luxury Industry : May 15th, 2021
      • Ux & Web Design : May 15th, 2021
      • Corporate Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship : May 15th, 2021
    • Online Summer Courses: May 15th, 2021

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