Summer & Winter
School

Short study courses at a top destination!

  • Location
    La Rochelle
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • 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 Group 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

    Summer programmes

    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 (7th - 17th July 2020) and Florence, Italy (19th - 23rd July 2020).

     

    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:

    • 7th - 23rd July 2020

    Fees:

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

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Accommodation is provided from 6th - 24th July (until 12.00 midday)
    • Transport from France to Florence (Italy) is not included in tuition fees
    Web Design and Graphic Communications

    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 graphic, web & motion design. You will learn to analyse, design and develop a communications project.

    Modules include informative case studies to explore the design process and help you to develop your own tools for successful promotion and communications.

     

    Courses:

    72 contact hours and 12 ECTS credits (24 contact hours and 4 ECTS credits per week)

    • Week 1: Fundamentals of Graphic Design (publishing & stationery)
    • Week 2: Web Design
    • Week 3: Motion Design

    Dates:

    • 7th - 23rd July 2020

    Fees:

    • €2,340 (i.e. €780 per week including accommodation)
    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:

    • 23rd June - 16th July 2020

    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.

    Dates:

    • 29th June - 24th July 2020

    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

    Dates:

    • 29th June - 24th July 2020

    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

    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:

    • 6th - 31st January 2020

    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:

    • 27th January - 6th February 2020

    Fees:

    • €1,850
  • Tuition Fees 2020-2021

    International Students

     

    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

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

    Accommodation is included.

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

     

    Financing your studies

     

    International Students

    For more information about the cost of studying

  • Language Lessons

    English for Business

     

    Accommodation

    In a student residence or in a host family

     

    Duration

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

    Admissions requirements

    No-prerequisite, but a good level of English required for business courses

     

    Application deadline

    • Summer Courses: 15th May 2020
    • Winter Courses: online soon
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