You are a student in business and you want to study abroad? Look no further than Paris! The capital of France is not only the number one city for tourism, it is also a top choice for students who’d like to add some “je ne sais quoi” to their resumé.
Here are 4 reasons why you should absolutely consider Paris for your exchange programme.
You Will Study In Europe’s Largest Business District
Did you know that the district of La Défense in Paris is the largest purpose-built business district in Europe? It is also the 4th most attractive business district in the world: the ideal spot for a student in business!
EMLV business school for example is directly located in Paris La Défense, which will allow you to study near about 3600 companies, including 15 of the 50 biggest companies worldwide and companies that are part of the Cac 40 such as Total, Axa, Engie or Société Générale.
Paris La Défense is a stimulating, exciting district, full of incredible job opportunities for any student in business eager to work in France.
You Will Learn French
French is easily one of the hardest languages to master, and it is almost impossible to speak it if you have not actually lived in France for a while. It is however a valuable skill to put on your resumé as a future business man or woman, especially if you aspire to work in Europe or Africa.
ABC News reports that according to Bloomberg Rankings, French is the second most useful language in the world for business. Besides, it is also the language of the future: according to a study by Natixis investment bank, French will be the most-spoken language in the world by 2050, partially due to the emergence of french-speaking African countries.
However, it is not necessarily required to speak French to go study in Paris, because most of your classes will be in English. You can learn French at your own pace, by getting to know your French classmates and taking part in campus activities.
Paris Is One Of The Best City For Public Transportation
No need to have a car or even a driving licence when coming to study in Paris! With more 16 metro lines, 15 train lines, 10 tramway lines and more than a thousand bus lines that can take you anywhere in the capital and its suburbs, all you will need to discover Paris is a fully charged pass Navigo (Paris’ transport card.).
The district of Paris La Défense is particularly well located for public transports: one tramway line, one metro line, 15 bus lines (and 2 night bus lines) 3 train lines and one RER line that can either take you downtown to take a stroll in Paris before coming home, in the suburbs to take a step away from the city or even to Disneyland Paris to have a little fun.
It is also easy to go to other European countries from Paris: you want to go visit London for the weekend? All you have to do is take the Eurostar at Gare du Nord, and you will be at the capital of the UK in about 2 hours.
Paris Is The Most Culturally Rich City In The World
There is a reason why Paris is both the number one city in the world for tourism and for studies. From prestigious schools to gorgeous sights, from famous museums to lively nighttimes, Paris has everything anyone could ask for.
When it comes to culture, Paris has some of the best places in the world: the Louvres to see the famous Joconde by Leonardo Da Vinci, the district of Saint-Michel and l’île de la Cité to learn more about the origins of Paris, the district of Montmartre, with its paved roads and its artists, and of course the Eiffel Tower.
While Paris is a gorgeous city, it is also a good place for students who are more into countrysides landscapes: you can use the train to go to the remote suburbs and visit the Chateau de Versailles and its rich gardens, or the Vallée de Chevreuse, one of the most beautiful place in France, or the Forêt de Fontainebleau and its rock climbing sites…weather you like taking a walk down the Seine or chilling in a park, Paris gots your back.
Interested in studying in Paris? Check out EMLV’s various programmes.