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Blaise Pascal University - Pole Universitaire et Technologique
Vichy, France
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Reciprocal Exchange
Housing Type: Apartments, Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
 Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
French Study Abroad Adviser: Loy Macari
 University Name:
Blaise Pascal University
 Language Category:
Language Category B
Program Description:


brochure header-Blaise Pascal University-Pole Universitaire et Technologique

Program Highlights

  • Program is ideal for students wishing to take Business/International Area Studies courses in English, while learning French on the side.
  • Campus is small and surrounded by trees, the source of a natural spring, and local shopping.
  • The city of Vichy is well known throughout history for many reasons. People from the Greeks to Napoleon Bonaparte have visited Vichy for the natural spring water. Vichy was strategically important during the Second World War, and most recently the U.S. Men's Olympic Swim Team trained in Vichy before the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Vichy River
Vichy River

Vichy City Hall (made to look like Parisian Hotel de Ville)
Vichy City Hall

Houses from the Napoleon Era
Napoleon Houses


The following classes are currently offered at the Vichy campus. For course descriptions and further details, see Getting Started below.


- European History
- EU history, structures and policies, unity and diversity
- Negociating techniques
- Negociating in practice
- Principles of management
- Project management
- Doing Business in France
- Selling in other countries
- International Business
- Research Project
- Meeting France, Meeting French 1,2 et 3


- Cross-cultural communication : theory and fundamentals
- Cross-cultural communication in practice
- Principles of finance
- France as a tourist destination
- The European Union : unity and diversity
- Business strategy
- Export sales management
- International Marketing
- International Business
- Research Project
- Meeting France, Meeting French 1,2 et 3

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Blaise Pascal University - POLE and their OU equivalents, click the following link: Blaise Pascal University - Pole Universitaire et Technologique - Course Equivalency Information.

Money Matters

Please see the attached budget estimate for this program.
UBP-Pole Budget.pdf


Students on this program can select from a variety of different housing types. See this info he´bergements.doc for full details, this Youtube link for a tour of Claudius petit, and pictures of two housing options below.

Vichy Housing 1
Vichy Cafeteria

Vichy Housing 2

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport
  • Visa (dependent on nationality)
  • Host University application

Get Started

Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then schedule an appointment with the study abroad advisor for France to move on to Phase 2.

More Photos

Vichy street

Vichy Street

Vichy Opera House
Vichy Opera

Marshal Petain's house during World War 2

Petain's House

Why did you choose to study abroad?
Despite that fact that I was required to study abroad for my major, I have looked forward to studying abroad since I entered college. Travelling is my passion and I wanted to live in a different culture for an extended period of time so I could truly see how it would be to be a part of another country.
     — Allison Turley, Spring 2011
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 09/08/2014 12/19/2014
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 TBA TBA

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