ESC Strasbourg, France
Your “one-of-a-kind” home base in France for your faculty-led program
CEPA proudly owns and operates the historic castle, the 18th-century Chateau de Pourtales, in Strasbourg, France. The Chateau is a cultural landmark and a key fixture of the “Eurometropole.” Surrounded by an expansive public park, the Chateau is both a center for higher learning and a hotel frequented by members of the European Parliament and other noted guests from Europe and beyond.
Individual students can enroll at an ESC for a study abroad semester, take classes in English, and earn U.S. semester transfer credits.
Faculty-led student groups have the unique opportunity in to stay in the palace as part of their short or long-term faculty-led program.
The ESC offers everything needed for your study abroad group, such as:
- Support from on-site team
- Classrooms and seminar space
- Furnished student rooms
- Private apartment for faculty members
- Free wireless Internet access and use of computer labs
- Student kitchen, student lounge, and TV room
- Laundry facilities
- Located in a safe neighborhood
- Access to public transportation
- Park access and bikes for rent
- Buffet-style breakfast every morning
Use the European Study Center (ESC) as your campus abroad
CEPA welcomes new university and college partners to develop their own semester abroad programs at our study centers.
That allows your institution to easily utilize all of the facilities and structure of an overseas program without the significant financial investment needed to set up and maintain a study center in Europe.
You also have the advantage of connecting with our network of professors from local universities and accomplished professionals from businesses in the area.
Interested in becoming a visiting faculty at of our study center?
The European Study Center regularly welcomes visiting faculty members from various cultural and professional backgrounds to teach over a summer, spring, or fall semester.
Semester and summer programs for individual students
The European Study Center (ESC) provides meaningful and affordable study abroad programs for students to live and learn in a new cultural setting.
Through the supportive learning environment, your students have the opportunity to excel academically and develop international communication and leadership skills.
The Fall and Spring semester programs include an immersive learning experience where students enroll in courses at the University of Strasbourg in addition to their ESC Courses. The Summer Sustainable Leadership Program courses are entirely taught by American and International faculty at the ESC.
U.S. semester transfer credit: Semester: up to 15 credits / Summer: 6 credits
Students enroll in classes at: the ESC and Partner Institutions
Course instruction: English (Intensive French courses are available)
Class sizes: Small, typically 20 or fewer students
ESC Strasbourg, France
Partner Institution: University of Strasbourg
- European Studies
- French Culture and Language
- International Business
- International Relations
- Political Science
U.S. Sponsor Institutions: West Virginia University, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and the University of the Incarnate Word