*Please note, you need an active, valid passport to apply for this program.

Study Abroad in Paris, France

Arc de TriompheThe Fox School of Business & Management and Temple IGMS/CIBER has a partnership with The American Business School – Paris (ABS) to include study abroad opportunities for business majors.


International Programs, CIBER/IGMS Alter Hall 701

Application Deadlines

Visit The Office of Education Abroad to view all program deadlines

The Application Process

The first step towards participating in a study abroad program is to connect with the Education Abroad Office by attending a Foundations of Study Abroad session. Click here to learn more and register.

You are then required to meet with your academic advisor to create an academic plan.

Finally, visit the IGMS/CIBER office to discuss program options and ABS’s application process. To download an application, please click here. Please note that you must adhere to deadlines posted above and not those set by ABS.

General Information

The American Business School was established in 1985 and is one of the first English-speaking business schools in France modeled on American undergraduate business education. ABS has established links with several renowned American universities. Since its inception, ABS has attracted students from all around the world and has evolved from a uniquely Franco-American vision to a completely global approach to business education. More than 50% of the students come from outside France and represent close to 40 nationalities.

In 1995, the American Business School joined IGS (Institut de Gestion Sociale), one of France’s most dynamic private non-profit universities, an innovator in the field of practical business education. Today, IGS has over 700 alumni working in over 22 countries in marketing, finance, import/export and sales positions.

Program Requirements

Fox School of Business students must meet the following criteria to participate in the exchange:

  1. Must be enrolled full-time at the time of application;
  2. Must have an active, valid passport;
  3. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Study Abroad Process at Fox

For more information about the study abroad process at Fox School of Business, including information on course approval, making an appointment with your advisers, and the application process, please see here.


Current program costs are not available yet. Program costs for 2014-2015 can be found on the ABS website here.

Financial aid and loans are transferable by completing a Consortium Agreement for Student Financial Services.


A current course list is not available at the moment, however you may take a look at an older list : Factsheet 2014-15 Study Abroad

  • Students who come for a semester choose 5 classes from the BBA course catalog (over 50 options) among Humanities, Business Administration, Management, Economics, Marketing, and Finance.
  • Students who come for the Summer Program may take 2 to 4 classes.

Semester Calendar

  • Fall semester (mid-September to mid-December)
  • Spring semester (end of January to mid-May)
  • Summer session (mid-June to mid-July)


ABS is on the Parodi Campus of IGS (Institut de Gestion Sociale) near the picturesque Canal St. Martin. This modern campus comprises several buildings which house 10 different schools and over 3000 students. To satisfy both collective and individual student needs, the Campus provides a reading room, cafeteria, amphitheaters, computer laboratories and Internet facilities.

Paris and its region is one of the major business centers in Europe and the headquarters for many multinational companies are located here. The American Business School students benefit from the proximity of these firms for internships, company visits and corporate presentations.


No housing is provided on campus but the American Business School can assist students in securing housing.

Three options are available:

  • Home-Stays (with host family) Home stays are located in Paris or close-by suburbs
  • Shared Studio (with 1 other student from the School)
  • Studio with one Single Bed

Student Life

Through students clubs, students take part in a vibrant student life by participating in social events, weekend trips, and sports activities (soccer, basketball, rugby teams).

More information can be found here.