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French Track

Students in the French track spend their third and fourth years in Reims, France where they study at the NEOMA Business School.

NEOMA Business School

Formed by the merger in 2013 of Reims Management School and Rouen Business School, NEOMA Business School builds on the strength of both institutions to provide a quality international business education. It is one of the few business schools worldwide to have attained triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This accomplishment makes NEOMA stand out among other highly-ranked business schools in Europe.

NEOMA strives to promote the values of innovation, entrepreneurship, academic excellence and professional development.

Approximately 25% of the student body and faculty are international, which allows students to study alongside people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Visit NEOMA’s webpage here.

Reims en Champagne

Just 80 miles northeast of Paris, Reims (pronounced nasally as ‘ranse’, almost rhymes with France) has a population of over 188,000 inhabitants. With Reims only ten minutes from the high-speed train (TGV) station, Paris is only 45 minutes away. Reims offers a stunning amount of history including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims and Palais du Tau. Living in Reims, students are centrally located and can easily move around France for their internship.

Despite its size, Reims offers all the opportunities of a larger city for sport and well-being, along with many parks and open spaces. Reims offers performance venues (La Comédie, La Cartonnerie, le Manège de Reims), improvisation clubs, two internationally recognized theaters, an exhibition center, a conference center, several museums (Fine Arts, Automobile, Palais du Tau, etc.) as well as festivals organized throughout the year.

For a bird’s eye view of Reims, check out this video by NEOMA.


Near the campuses or in the city center you can also find accommodation in student residences or private flats, take a room in a youth center, or choose to share your accommodation with a senior or disadvantaged citizen.

NEOMA BS has its own accommodation platform to assist you with:

  • Finding/offering accommodation
  • Finding roommate(s) and organizing room-shares
  • Finding/offering sublets
  • Finding/offering temporary rooms

The city is served by a well-organized urban network of trams and buses.


NEOMA has a dedicated Talent & Career Development team that focuses on helping their students obtain quality internships and careers, both locally and internationally. NC State IBDD students have previously worked with pharmaceuticals company bioMerieux, healthcare company Baxter International and private equity marketplace company Palico in Lyon, Brussels and Paris, respectively. Other large multinational companies with offices in France include L’Oréal, Schneider Electric, and Michelin.