ECTS credits

100 %

in English (with specially adapted French language classes)

Summer School

ESDES Lyon Business School

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

Want to experience French Business in the Alpes? Join the ESDES Summer School for 3 weeks taking place in  Lyon and Annecy. 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 2023


Summer School in France
Summer School

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

From July 4th to July 22nd.

2 Cities to discover: Lyon (July 4th to July 13th), Annecy (July 18th to July 22nd) – a town and mountain experience

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




Learning by doing with top faculty and corporate members

60 hours courses

  • Business classes – 36h00

Cross cultural management – 12h00

Project Management – 12h00

Company Project Development – 12h00


  • French culture and language – 24h00

French as a foreign language – 12h00

French culture, wine and gastronomy – 12 h00





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.

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

Annecy is a Mountain city situated on a lake, near the mountains with a more relaxed holiday atmosphere where outdoor activities will be high up on your agenda.
The medieval historic centre of Annecy is an invitation to stroll and discover. With its cobbled streets, its colourful and emblematic buildings, the Venice of the Alps is a city rich in heritage. In the heart of Haute-Savoie, mountains of Lake Annecy offer stunning scenery and exceptional playgrounds. They are a breath of fresh air for all nature lovers. The preserved area of Lake Annecy is a dream setting. Beaches, water sports, walks, cycle paths, magical panoramas, nature reserves, castles. Let’s discover the shores of its turquoise and transparent waters.

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


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

The campuses, at the very heart of cities are the perfect starting point for a stroll around “le Vieux Lyon” and its famous gastronomy or to get a swim in the Annecy Lake..


The program includes 4 days of cultural discovery: cooking class, wine tasting in the Beaujolais, and outdoor sports around the Annecy Lake (hiking, biking, sailing…)

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The candidate must:

  • Be over 18 years-old
  • Finished at least one year of Higher education or professional experience
  • Have a proof of a B2 level of English: exam or recommendation letter


Documents required:

  • Application form to download (to be sent by April 30th)
  • A copy of the student’s passport
  • Curriculum Vitae in English


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


  • Registration form to download
  • Payement of 25% of fees at registration
  • Payement of the remaining 75% of fees (before June 6th)




  • full refund: non obtention of the VISA (with proof)
  • 775€ refund for any other purpose, before June 1st
  • No refund after June 1st



3.100 €


  • 60h of classes providing 6 ECTS credits (upon validation)
  • Round trip from Lyon to Annecy
  • Accompaniment during visits and activities.
  • Accommodation and half-board for the week in Annecy.

Do not include

  • Round trip to Lyon
  • VISA fees and taxes
  • Insurances
  • Accomodation in Lyon (contact us for discounted fees at partners)
  • Food and beverages in Lyon
  • In town transportation


Available for non E.U international students : Discover more

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