Welcome to the European Study Centers in France and Germany

Why should you study abroad at the European Study Center (ESC)?

The mission of the European Study Centers (ESC) is to offer students high-quality academic, affordable, and culturally immersive programs by focusing on students as individuals.

We encourage, challenge, and support students to actively co-create their own, unique experiences while abroad. Our goal is to help students meet their goals and return home better prepared for their future careers, with new perspectives on their fields of study, themselves, and the world.

High-quality summer and semester study abroad programs in Germany and France

Courses taught in English by the local professors and visiting faculty from the United States

12-15 U.S. transfer credits

Scholarships and grants are available for students who qualify

Extensive co-curricular program of cultural excursions and professional visits

Make lifelong friends and develop a broader global perspective of the world

Free time to explore Europe on your own

"My study abroad experience was unlike anything I had done before. I had a wonderful experience studying abroad because I made life-lasting friendships, opened my mind, expanded my thoughts and got to know myself better. "

--- K. Galindo, ESC semester student from the University of the Incarnate Word

European Study Center (ESC) in Strasbourg, France

Spend a semester in France, live in a castle, and earn credit toward your degree.


Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, European Studies, French Language, International Business, International Relations, Political Science/Politics

"It was an amazing experience and I will be grateful for that opportunity forever." --- Emily Tingler, West Virginia University


5 weeks in France / 2 courses / 6 credits
A challenging and innovative summer study abroad program for the next generation of leaders. All majors welcome!

"Selflessness, inspiration, and consciousness; these are the type of values and people that the ESC program attracts." --- Jonah Harris, Summer 2017 Leadership Student

European Study Center (ESC) in Heidelberg, Germany

Experience German culture and take advantage of Heidelberg’s proximity to major cities in Europe.


Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, German History, German Language, International Business, and Psychology

"I loved studying abroad in Heidelberg! It was my favorite semester of college." --- Melissa Lee, The College of New Jersey


Stay both summer sessions and earn 12 US semester credits.
Special topics courses that are only offered during summer.

"This program taught me how to grow and become independent. It was the best decision I have ever made." --- Alyssa Solis, University of the Incarnate Word


I'm looking forward to talking to you!

Eliana Rafael

ESC Program Advisor
Email: programs@studyabroad-esc.eu



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