France 2014

View photos

The Business and Accounting Department schedules study abroad trips every other year as part of the International Business course.

During the winter term in 2014, Professor Marilyn Melchiorre (Business and Accounting) along with Professor Jim Angresano (Political Economy) conducted a two-week long study abroad trip to Paris, France. View photos from this year's course and watch two videos below to hear students discuss their experiences in France and preparations for the study tour. Check out C of I student blogger Caitlin Fellows' posts about her France experience for a student perspective on the course. 

The International Business in France course focuses on an introduction to the business practices of France, emphasizing the influence of French economic history and cultural foundations, as well as France's membership in the European Monetary Union.  The course also includes an analysis of international business from the viewpoint of entering into multinational business activities, examining cultural, social, economic and political factors related to transnational operations.

As part of the immersion experience in France, students will have meetings with representatives at the U.S. Embassy, members of the business community, and economists from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development(OECD). The students also visit a number of cultural sites. 

View photos and watch student reflections from the France study tour in Winter 2012 online.

Students: feel free to contribute to this page. Send your information and/or photos with captions to Prof. Marilyn Melchiorre  at, and she will post the items for you.