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Student Life : Paris, the Alps and Shanghai

Paris: an enticing European metropolis

Known internationally as one of the top luxury capitals in the world, Paris is also the cornerstone of culture, literature, arts and design where tradition and modernity merge together to create the city's authenticity, prestige and excellence.

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Paris, France’s economic hotbed

Paris was founded in the 3rd century by the Celtics who named the city Parisii and has been, since the 12th century, a very rich and affluent trading center.


Paris, a cultural gold mine

Thanks to a long and prosperous history dating back to the first few centuries, Paris is one of the world’s most important cultural centers.


Paris, both traditional and modern

When walking through Paris, you’ll be able to sense its history thanks to the Haussmann architecture, the narrow streets paved with cobble stones etc. However Paris is also a hotspot for shopping with unique shopping centers such as The Galeries Lafayette located on Paris’ famous Boulevard Haussmann or small boutiques located in the Marais, well-known for its arts galleries and vintage shops. With its many cafés, bistros and world-renowned restaurants such La Tour d’Argent, France’s capital city is also highly famous for its exquisite cuisine.

Paris, at the heart of the sports industry

With popular sports clubs including the Paris Saint-Germain football club or the French rugby union Stade Français, Paris is at the center stage of France’s sports arena.


Housing in Paris

When living in Paris, you will have to find an apartment on your own. 

In order to help you find accommodation in Paris here are some housing websites which can be useful:

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The Alps (Annecy)

The Hub of the European Outdoor Sports Industry

In the MSc in Sports Industry Management you will spend 3 months studying in Annecy, located in the heart of the French Alps, and the main hub of the outdoor sports industry in Europe today. Annecy is an exceptional geographic and strategic location, a Mecca for both outdoor sports enthusiasts and the outdoor sports industry; more than 100 outdoor sports brands call Annecy home.

Your time in Annecy will allow you to feel the pulse of the outdoor sports industry as well as be in close contact with the companies, large and small, that are currently the driving force of the market.

Access to the Outdoor Industry with Outdoor Sports Valley

The programme’s official partner, Outdoor Sports Valley, is also located in Annecy. OSV is an official industry cluster and trade association, with more than 80 member companies, whose key role is to federate, represent, and contribute to the development of the outdoor sports industry.


The Ideal Home for Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts

Whether you practice your passion in the air, in the mountains or in the water, you will more than enjoy your 3 months in Annecy.


Housing in the French Alps

Students will find their accomodation by themselves while attending their classes in Annecy. However, the Outdoor Sports Valley organisation, partner of the MSc in Sports Industry Management programme, will be able to help students in the process of finding housing. A studio in Annecy will cost about 500 euros.

Shanghai, an engaging city

One you arrive in Shanghai, you will immediately be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of this thriving city: its colours, its people, its culinary specialties and its futuristic skyscrapers and indigenous Shikumen houses will shake you to your very core. The sight-seeing activities and the endless possibilities of cultural endeavors will stun you!

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A thriving economy

Shanghai is one of China’s commercial and financial centers and was ranked #5 by the 2011 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index published by the City of London.


The top “must do” activities in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Huangpu River Night Cruise
  • Xintiandi, Shanghai Circus World: a car-free shopping and entertainment area in Shanghai
  • The Bund: an area with dozens of historical buildings and bordering the Huangpu River
  • Yuyuan Garden, once considered as the “top beauty in Southeast China”


Housing in Shanghai

It’s quite easy to find an apartment in Shanghai because there are many real estate agents in this city. Generally emlyonbusiness school students find flats by themselves and they share an apartment with their classmates. The average monthly rental fees are 2000-4000RMB/person (213€-426€), depending on the apartment’s location and status. Generally the apartments are equipped with furniture and electrical appliance.

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