The best practices learned from our partners enrich our own academic content and teaching methods.

Since its foundation, our international art school has been developing academic partnerships with foreign institutions in order to offer our students more international opportunities.   

These partnerships facilitate academic exchanges and international internships through the Erasmus University Charter, but they also allow for the creation of multi-country programs, jointly run by IESA and its prestigious partner universities.   
Through these partnerships, IESA is able to adopt pedagogical best practices from other renowned universities, which enrich our programs and lend added energy to our teaching.   

In France, IESA has also chosen to form partnerships with academic and professional institutions in order to enrich our programs and host foreign students.   

Academic partnerships based on the Erasmus University Charter and student exchange programs.

At IESA we encourage our students to take advantage of our many academic partnerships, and to complete part of their program abroad.  For the past 15 years, students in the Art Market department have also had the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with Sotheby’s Institute in London.

These exchanges are the perfect opportunity for students to discover a new way of teaching, and to immerse themselves in a new culture.  As internships form an integral part of IESA programs, students are also encouraged to complete part of their work experience in foreign companies in order to learn new professional skills and acquire different artistic perspectives.  With the Erasmus University Charter, IESA has already formed partnerships with a range of schools and universities:  The University of Applied Arts (Vienna), The International Business School (Budapest), Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM (Milan), Insituto Politécnico de (Santarém), Reinwardt Academy (Amsterdam), International School of Law and Business (Vilnius), and many others.

Going beyond the European-centered Erasmus University Charter, IESA has also developed exchanges with Chinese universities such as the Franco-Chinese Center of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.  These exchanges allow each partner institution to send students abroad for Summer Sessions.

To increase the number of international internships available, IESA has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which allows students to complete internships in French cultural organizations based abroad. 

The French Foreign Trade Advisers

In order to prepare students to produce international projects, IESA has forged a partnership with the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur (French Foreign Trade Advisers).  During English-language training sessions, these volunteer consultants draw upon real case studies to teach IESA students how French companies operate abroad in cooperation with local governments and businesses.  This understanding of intercultural dialogue in the business world is essential for students aiming to organize cultural and artistic projects abroad.   

French Language and Civilization courses at the Sorbonne

In order to help our non-francophone students improve their French speaking and writing skills, and to familiarize them with their chosen field, IESA has signed a contract with the Sorbonne’s French Language and Civilization program (CCLFS).  During our jointly-run “Preparatory year,” the CCLFS leads French-as-a-foreign-language courses, while IESA provides preparatory classes in the students’ field of specialization.  The program stands as a mark of our commitment to foreign students.
 
The schools of the Galileo Global Education network:  our valued network

In order to ensure that our students are taught by the very best specialists in their chosen field, IESA has set up a teaching partnership with certain other schools from the Galileo Global Education network. We offer a MBA/MSc with PSB Paris School of Business, with specializations in arts management and performing arts management and taught entirely in English.  IESA teaches classes on subjects on the arts & cultural sector, while PSB teaches classes on business and management.