ICN Summer Program

Study Luxury, wine & fine food in France with ICN Business School Artem !

About the program

The ICN Summer Program gives students the opportunity to discover France and Europe every year  July & August.

  • 20 days to study Luxury & tourism in France
  • Special Tour sponsored by Baccarat, Chanel & Galerie Lafayettes…
  • Amazing discoveries such as cooking with Grands chefs, learning the French Art de vivre in Lorraine & Bourgogne, discovering French history with castles in Vallée de la Loire, attending oenology lessons in Bordaux, meeting with professors in charge of luxury & affairs at ICN Business School Artem!

Program

DAY 1 TO 5 IN NANCY AND SURROUNDINGS

  • 1st day → Fly from your home country to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and transfer
    to Nancy
  • Break and tourism in Nancy
  • One day at Baccarat → Luxury lifestyle goods with lunch
  • One day with a textile company → Lifestyle goods including textile
  • Discovery of the cheese french tradition → Gourmetitude/Savencia

DAY 6 TO 12 IN DIJON AND SURROUNDINGS

  • Nancy-Dijon → Stop at Grand for mosaic discovery
  • Dijon → Tourism and gastronomic menu3 days of French cooking, wine, molecular cuisine and table dressing device
    lessons at a famous catering school
  • From Dijon to Lyon → Discovery and tasting on Burgundy wine road and amazing
    discovery of the French medieval cuisine

DAY 13 TO 17 IN BORDEAUX AND SURROUNDINGS

  • Bordeaux → Tourism and visit of the wonderful Worldwide Wine City
  • One day in Bassins d’Arcachon → Discovery of oysters farms
  • Night in Medoc → Bordeaux wine road and tasting/1st day
  • Night in Medoc → One day working with a wine producer/2nd day

DAY 18 TO 20 IN PARIS AND SURROUNDINGS

  • Royan → Visit of the town Royan with casino, free visits
  • Near Blois → Discovery of the Vallée de la Loire with the wonderful Châteaux de la Loire
  • Paris → Tourism in Paris and free visits
  • ICN CNIT La Défense Paris:
    → Luxury goods marketing course with an amazing olfactory exhibition by Chanel
    → Eco-friendly luxury goods / course with a customs officer
    → Luxury goods distribution / visit Galeries Lafayette
  • Paris → Last day for free visits

DAY 21: GO BACK HOME Free day and airport transfer

 

Summer Program F.A.Q.

Costs:

  • Contact your home insitution’s international office or send an email to studyabroad@icn-artem.com
  • Includes: accomodation and food, cultural excursions and organized outings, field trips, academic material, transportation.
  • Does not include: airfare, personal expenses, insurance, passport fees, home university fees and costs.
  • Examples*:
    Sandwich : 5 €
    Fast-food : 7 to 8 €
    Restaurant : 10 to 20 €
    Coffee : 1 to 2 €
    Tea, water : 2 to 3 €
    Cinema : 7 €
    Theatre : 15 to 30 €
    Museum : 6 €
    Newspaper : 1 to 6 €
    Doctor : 25 € (generalist) to 50 € (specialist)
    Hotel ** (one night) : 60 to 80 €
    Hiring cars per day : 80 to 100 €
    Gasoline : 1,10 to 2,20 € / liter
    Bus ticket : 2 €

Do’s and Don’ts:

Due to cultural differences, students sometimes have difficulties adjusting the first couple of days. The following are some tips to help you have a more enjoyable trip.

  • Packing:
    Do: pack comfortable walking shoes
    Do: pack at least one nice outfit (business casual) for visits to the European Commission and City Hall. (Men : button up shirt, tie and slacks. Women : a casual dress or skirt).
    Do: pack a spring jacket, a sweater, jeans, and some long sleeve T-shirts. The weather in France can be unpredictable, it is best to pack clothing that can be layered.
    Do: bring an umbrella. However, an umbrella can be purchased for about 10 euros ($9)
    Do: not over-pack. Students always bring way to much “junk”
    Do: make a copy of your passport to leave at home with your parents. Also, do not carry your passport with you at all times. Put it someplace safe and carry a copy with you. See your passport for more safety information.
    Do: France outlets are a higher voltage. So do bring converters or you may buy your appliances.
  • Below is the list of essential terms:
    Sneakers or comfortable walking shoes
    Toiletries (i.e. shampoo, toothpaste, razor, lotion, etc…)
    A light jacket
    A sweatshirt or sweater
    One nice outfit
    A duffel bag or a back pack for weekend trips
    An umbrella
    Lots of short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts
    A couple pairs of jeans and pants
    A notebook and a pen
    A pocket sized French to English dictionary
    Towels
    Aspirin
    Cold medicine
    Upset stomach medicine
  • Layer, layer, layer! The weather can be unpredictable, like spring weather in New England. It can be cool and rainy for a few days and then warm and sunny.
  • Money Do: bring Plastic. It is helpful to have a visa check card as your source of funds. Sometimes students have trouble getting cash with their ATM card. Cirrus is a system, however, that is widely accepted in Europe (look on the back of your ATM to find out). Using a card is much easier, and you get a better exchange rate. Also you do not have to pay a fee to convert funds. All around it is just easier. Check with your local banks at home to see if your credit or debit cards will work in French or European ATM machines.
  • Do not: bring large amounts of US currency. Some students have had trouble exchanging $100 bills (US) due to a recent counterfeit scandal. Again, plastic is easier.
  • Do: check with your bank in the US to see if they have online banking. You can check your balance and pay bills while in France. French banks open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 or 5 p.m.

Cultural tips:

  • Do not get “fubard” or “raise hell”.
  • Be respectful.
  • Remember that you represent your country.
  • Don’t be late for class.
  • Do attend all classes.

F.A.Q.:

  • Q. How do my parents call me from my home country ?
    A. to make an international call, dial the country code, you dial the country code 33 (France) plus your phone number in France, minus the first zero.

If you are from the united states you dial 011 plus the country code (33) minus the first zero. For example : my number in France is 02.41.72.58.85. form the US, you dial 011.33.2.41.72.58.85. (Telephones are not provided in the university residence rooms.)

 

  • Q. Can I bring my cell phone from home ? Will it work in Europe ?
    A. Your cell phone will not work in France, unless it has an international sim card. So check with your phone provider before coming to Europe. If you are interested you can purchase a cell phone for around $60 and then charge the phone with minutes from a mobi-carte (a pre-paid card). When you purchase a mobile phone in France, you do not purchase a package as in the US (i.e. 300 minutes for $40 month).
    A. 1 Euro ˜ 1 USD. For up to the minute currency conversion information check out the website www.xe.com

 

  • Q. How do I get to Nancy ?You have 4 options for arriving in Nancy:
    1. You can take the TGV (high-speed train) directly from the Charles de Gaulle airport to the Lorraine TGV station, then take the shuttle bus to Nancy.
    2. You can go into the center of Paris (by taxi or by metro) to the Paris Est train station, where you can take the train directly to Nancy.
    3. You can take the commuter train (RER) line B from airport Charles de Gaulle to station Les Halles, change to METRO 14 to Bercy or Cours St. Emillion (direction Olympique). At Bercy go to the bus station of Flixbus. Flixbus goes from there to Nancy: https://www.flixbus.fr/
    4. You can take the Ouibus from the Airport Charles De Gaulle to Nancy: https://fr.ouibus.com/

    You may acquire train tickets via the French railway (SNCF) web-page: https://www.sncf.com/en, SNCF has also a low cost carrier called OUI. You may check on their site for cheaper train connections: https://en.oui.sncf/en/deals .

    Bus tickets may be acquired via the web-pages of Flixbus https://www.flixbus.fr/ or Ouibus https://fr.ouibus.com/.

Practical Information

ORGANIZATION:

  • Accomodation:
    Students are accomodated in a student residence. Meals are at the university cafeteria and at the residence hall. Students will receive tickets good for meals at the university cafeteria. Of course, whenever desired, a student may go have a meal in a local restaurant, at the student’s cost.
  • Main campus : 
    ICN Business School – Nancy Campus : 86 rue du Sergent Blandan – 54003 NANCY Cedex – France

How to apply

  • If you are a student from an ICN partner university, please apply through your home institution. If your university is not a partner of ICN, please contact the International Relations Office :  studyabroad@icn-artem.com
  • The cost does not include the airfare from your home country to France, personal expenses, insurance, visa or passport fees, home university fees.

Mise à jour le 04/12/2019