France VIRTUAL PROGRAM - Angers Summer Business Program

Program Dates
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to Thursday, June 17, 2021

Want the opportunity to connect with international students and broaden your horizons, while staying socially distanced? This year, the Angers Summer Business Program is going virtual... Offered in collaboration with the Université d'Angers, students take online summer classes with Angers business students and learn international business skills, International Finance and International Brand Management, while experiencing cross-cultural collaboration.

Students are prepared for this experience during the second half of spring semester 2021, through the  course BUS 3045 Intro to French Culture for Business Students. Students will be paired with a French partner at the University of Angers for discussions of culture, language and perspectives. Additionally, virtual tours, opportunities to experience French culture through current events, cinema, language and music, snail mail interactions with French partners, a cultural Angers/Appstate show & tell and much more will bring French culture to life. Students from both universities will work as a team to create a video introduction to life and living at Appalachian/in Angers for their counterparts. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All faculty-led program travel has been cancelled for summer 2021. The Angers Summer Business Program will take place in a virtual format and the dates and content of the program may be modified. There is no program cost for participation. Contact Meredith Church Pipes if you are interested in participating.

Click here to watch an invitation from France! And watch our virtual info session.

Program Dates

  • BUS 3045 - March 9-April 28, with some activities in May - 100% online, 50% synchronous, 50% asynchronous. Meetings scheduled for Tuesdays 4-6 pm, but can be adjusted based on participant schedules.
  • MKT 3540 & FIN 4750 - May 25-June 17 - 100% online, daily schedule TBD


U: BUS 3045 Introduction to French Culture for Business Students - 3 credits (Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours) - Second Half of Spring Semester Class
U: FIN 4750 International Business Finance - 3 credits (Pre-reqs:  BUS 3045 or permission of instructor, 84 earned hours, FIN 3680 &  ENG 3100/BE 3340 - juniors may participate with permission of instructor) Summer class
U: MKT 3540 New Product Development & International Brand Management - 3 credits (Pre-reqs:  BUS 3045 or permission of instructor, 54 earned hours & MKT 3050) Summer class

Credits (3-9 credit hours)

All three courses count as IB electives (major, approved, required or other), HOS electives, COB electives or upper level electives and fulfill the Global Issues requirement.

  • MKT 3540 fulfills a marketing elective(Sales, General or Digital) and can fulfill the Advanced Entrepreneurship experiential elective.
  • FIN 4750 is a Finance Set 1 elective.


See above for pre-reqs for each course. Students without pre-requisite course credit cannot take this course at the noted level. Juniors may participate in FIN 4750 with permission of the instructor.


BUS 3045 - no additional cost if full time in the spring 

MKT 3540 and FIN 4750 -  Three hours of summer tuition per class

Program Leaders

Ms. Meredith Church Pipes
College of Business

Ms. Lynn McNeil
Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Undergraduate business majors
All faculty-led programs fulfill the Global Issues Requirement and can fulfill a COB elective or free elective. Be sure to speak with your academic advisor to see how a specific faculty-led program will fit into your program of study.
International Business