IES-Paris: Marketing

Program Details

Program Location Paris, France
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33017
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 06/28/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Paris: Marketing

Students in front of the Eiffel Tower

Study international marketing and brand management in Paris, one of the world’s great cities—home to Global Fortune 500 companies and luxurious brands, as well as sidewalk cafés, stunning gardens, outdoor markets, and more.

As an important international business center that boasts one of the highest GDPs of any city, Paris is an ideal city to study Marketing.

The program will expand your understanding of the marketplace for luxury brands and the marketing of products from around the world. Using examples like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Dom Pérignon, you will gain an educational experience that you couldn’t get at your home campus.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Paris: Marketing

The Eiffel Tower at night

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The IES courses will expand your understanding of global marketing by using the many examples that Paris has to offer.

Possible courses include the following:

  • Introduction to Global Marketing (3 credits)
  • Business Ethics (3 credits)
Course offerings are subject to change, but this program typically only has two courses and students will take both. Please see IES website for more course details.

Courses also incorporate course-related trips that will further expose you to Paris, its culture, and the city’s place as a major center of international business.


Even though your adventure starts in Paris, field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. These trips are subsidized by IES Abroad. Here are a few possible destinations:

1 Day 
Tour the beautiful châteaux just outside of Paris. Dating back to the 12th century, the massive Châteaux de Fontainebleau offers manicured gardens and lakes.

Half Day 
Enjoy a visit to the Sun King’s famous château in all its gilded glory, and tour the magnificent gardens and fountains.

Note: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and length of stay may vary according to term and availability.


This program has two housing options:

Homestays – You stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). You eat breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with your host(s). Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants. You have the option to request a typical homestay placement or a placement in a chambre de bonne.

Apartments – A limited number of apartments are available for an additional fee. Apartments include kitchen facilities and shared bathrooms. An IES Abroad Resident Assistant lives on-site. Meals are not included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition and on-site orientation.

Housing fee includes placement in a host family with 10 meals per week. Students who choose the apartment housing option will be charged an additional $800 and should budget additional money for food as no meals are included. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,977.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $1,830.00
Insurance $135.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,450.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Books and Supplies $150.00
Meals $1,150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $850.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information

IES-Paris: Marketing

The Arc de Triomphe

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email