ECTS credits

100 %

in English (with specially adapted French language classes)

Summer School

ESDES Lyon Business School

Want to experience French Business? Join the ESDES Summer School for 3 weeks taking place in Lyon. Study business and work on a real corporate business case for a partner company. A fun way to acquire your first corporate experience in France and to improve your knowledge of the French language and culture!

Next intake : summer 2024

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Summer School in France
Summer School

From July 3rd to July 22nd, 2024

Discover Lyon, the second biggest city in France!

3-week immersion in the corporate world within a multicultural team.

A Small limited group of students to encourage long lasting friendships around the world.

Bonus: Bastille Day long week-end (July 14th to July 18th) is free of classes! Students get 4 days off to discover Paris, the French Riveria, Switzerland or major European cities all located less than 2 hours away from Lyon.  It’s up to you!




Benefit from the exiting cultural life of Lyon, the second biggest city in France: concerts, festivals, sports, museum and theaters. Lyon is the perfect city for student life: bars, clubs and restaurants will welcome you all along summer.

Lyon is the gastronomical capital of France and has many historic landmarks. Several districts of Lyon such as Vieux-Lyon, Fourvière, Croix-Rousse and the Presqu’ile are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is ranked among the best cities for sustainable tourism!

Don’t miss the music Festival Les Nuits de Fourvières to experience a concert in the ancient Roman theater.

See more : “Discovering Lyon with the Summer School program”


The Summer School program is specially designed for international students who wants to enjoy Lyon city life on top of their business studies.

The campus, at the very heart of the city is the perfect starting point for a stroll around “le Vieux Lyon” and its famous gastronomy.

The program also includes cultural activities and excursions such as: discovery of French’s gastronomy, sightseeing cruising on the Saone, museum visits…


Learning by doing with top faculty and corporate members

60 hours courses

  • Project Management – 24h00
  • Cross cultural management – 12h00
  • French as a foreign language – 12h00
  • French culture, wine and gastronomy – 12 h00





The candidate must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Hold or currently be completing a recognized high-school diploma or end of secondary school certificate (Baccalaureate / A Level)
  • If not native English speaker : Have a proof of a B2 level of English (exam or recommendation letter)





  • Application form to download;
  • A copy of the student’s passport;
  • Before to arrive in France : provide a proof of insurance covering repatriation, medical care, civil liability
  • CV/Resume in English.
  • Passport Photo


  • Before April 30th if you need a visa;
  • Before June 15th if you don’t need a visa.




  • Registration form to download;
  • Deposit : See Rates. ;
  • Payement of the remaining fees (before July 3rd).


  • Full refund: non obtention of the VISA (with proof)
  • No refund for any other purpose



See Rates.

Get a 10% discount by applying before February 28th


  • 60h of classes providing 6 ECTS credits (upon validation)
  • from the airport to the city center and vice-versa
  • Esdes Staff with you during the visits
  • Accommodation in Lyon (close to the university)
  • A E-Velo’v bike plan
  • Cultural activities and visits

Do not include

  • Round trip to Lyon
  • VISA fees and taxes
  • Insurances
  • Food and beverages in Lyon (except during activities)


Esdes Business School has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide.

You can easily pay your tuition and fees online: Flywire provides a secure global payment network that simplifies paying your fees from your home country and countries around the world.

Payment options can include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in your home currency for most countries.

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Available for non E.U international students : Discover more


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