At EKLYA School of Business we made the choice to organize all incoming semester or seminar mobility for students from our partner institutions in classes held in English. At the same time we insist on the discovery of French culture, society and economy and on the acquisition of survival skills in French.
Francophone students from other countries can fully integrate our bachelor and master programs in the first year and in the 3rd year for some bachelor programs.. They will have to follow the normal admission procedures presented on the EKLYA website with an interview organized at distance. A certain number of our programs are work-study programs. To be able to integrate a work-study program, a first year in a full study program is required.
Combining modules in English from the 3rd year of our bachelor in business development and from the first year of our Master ‘Manager of International Business Development’ we offer a package program specialized in International Business. Through this program, normally organized from September to December, students from our partner institutions can validate 30 ECTS credits and obtain, in one semester, an International Business Certificate from EKLYA.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall semester 2020 session is maintained and we organize a supplementary session between January and April 2021 (10 participants minimum).
The International Business Certificate program is organized in three blocks :
For several years EKLYA School of Business and Technologies has been organizing international seminars held in English with a duration between one and three weeks for students of partner higher education institutions in and outside of Europe.
Seminar weeks are organized every year in November for German students of the Berufsakademie in Leipzig to offer them an intensive immersion into the culture and the economy of France and Lyon with a focus on intercultural differences and one day of problem based learning (usually in a Business Game set-up) in group work together with French students.
We also organized more specialized seminar weeks for international partners, such as seminars on the luxury and fashion business in France for partner universities in England and in Spain.
Since 2016, EKLYA gained a significant experience in longer 3-week workshop-seminars organized for students of universities in the Daegu region in South Korea under the leadership of our partner Keimyung University. These longer seminars called « Global Living Lab » and financed by the Korean LINC+ program help Korean students from different faculties to gain Global skills. The seminars are focussing on Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) in student groups with a social, environmental or entrepreneurial problem subject chosen by EKLYA and validated by LINC+. The students have to be motivated by the challenge to find viable solutions to the problem subject.
The 3-week Global Living Lavb program comprises 2 phases :
Week 1: introductory phase in plenary sessions and excursions
Week 2 and 3: project phase in group work with lectures, field visits and tutoring
In the coming years, EKLYA wants to further develop tailor-made international seminars on varied topics and in different formats corresponding to our partner universities’ needs.
The international department monitors the admission and integration of all international students at EKLYA and the exchanges with the sending partner institutions abroad. Prior to the mobility we give all incoming students full information to facilitate academic and practical integration. The international department deals with the admission of international students and provides logistic help for example in visa and administrative procedures.
The following link to the EKLYA WELCOME GUIDE will give you detailed academic and practical information with many useful links.
Link to EKLYA WELCOME GUIDE (available in September 2020)
Social integration is essential for the success of incoming mobility and the best way to ensure social integration is the participation and engagement of our local students. At EKLYA we set up a student buddy system to accompany each incoming international student in his integration at EKLYA but also in the student life in Lyon. The international club of the students’ union will recruit and pilot the student buddies. The international department will also cooperate with the international student club for the welcoming of larger student groups from one of our partner institutions. During short duration seminars the club will be able to organize a common buffet-lunch shared with EKLYA students and a tour through Lyon or an evening activity.
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