Quick Info

  • Marseille, France
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Business, French Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : Fall 2018: September - December 2018, Spring 2019: January - Early June 2019
  • : Pitt's tuition and fees; additional costs listed below
  • : 28 September (Spring 2019), March 2019 (Fall 2019 and Full Year 2018-19)
  • : 3.0 GPA, Clear Judicial Record, Junior, Senior, Business Students Only


You will take classes through the Cesemed program. Courses are taught in English or French, and no language previous language experience is necessary, but you must apply for the French speaking classes if you are not a native speaker. Various degrees of French language courses are also available.

KEDGE offers you a variety of business courses in both English and French. An up-to-date course list can be found on KEDGE's website and on the course sheet for the academic year 2018-19. 


Student Life

Student life at Kedge will be memorable. Some of the organizations students can join include fishing, cooking, and art clubs. In addition to campus sports clubs, your experience in France will expose you to some of the best cuisine the world can offer. 

Kedge's International Programs Office is there for you throughout your time in Marseille. Whether you're looking for suggestions for where to eat or want advice on how to deal with homesickness, the full-time staff can assist you.

To learn more about student life at Kedge, visit Kedge's website.


Kedge provides assistance with off-campus and on-campus housing. On-campus space is extremely limited, and you must book accommodation directly with the housing department at least three months before arrival.

For more information, please visit Kedge's website.

Pricing And Dates

Fall 2018: September 2018 - December 2018

Spring 2018: January 2019 - Early June 2019

Full Year 2018/2019: September 2018 - Early June 2019

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from KEDGE of the official start and end of the semester(s).

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

Pitt Business students can apply for scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarships is the same as the program application deadline. 

For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!


Inclusions & Exclusions

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000.00)
  • Visa (if applicable)

Monthly costs:

  • Accommodation: ~300-500 Euro
  • Food: ~250 Euro
  • Public Transportation: ~40 Euro
  • French Health Insurance: ~50 Euro (plus additional US-based international health insurance)
  • Miscellaneous: ~150 Euro

Total: ~940 Euro per month

These prices are provided as a reference only and correspond to on-campus living. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

You must first be accepted by Pitt Business International Programs, then you will be nominated directly to Kedge and will complete an official Kedge application. Additionally, students are required to meet with the Program Manager prior to being nominated. 

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Arielle Schweber

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Bonjour! I’m the International Programs Manager for Pitt Business. I’m originally from New York but have spent some time in France, as I have dual nationality. I’m new to the city and university, but I can’t wait explore my inner yinzer! Since high school, I have participated in short and long term study abroad programs.  My first stop was in Spain, then a semester in France and finally two short term programs in Cuba and India. Outside of the office you can find me exploring new restaurants, biking, skiing, watching HGTV or planning my next adventure! My hope is for every Pitt student to study abroad. You can get in touch with me at aschweber@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-7489.