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Credit: École Supérieure du Bois

École Supérieure du Bois

The École Supérieure du Bois is an engineering school specialized in wood science and technology on an international level, located in Nantes, France. There are two programs Undergraduate and Graduate students can choose from: the International Timber Trade programme and a Wood Science and Sustainable Management programme. Learn more about each below! 


For more information, you can visit their website, check out their Brochure for International Students, their Welcome Guide, and this informative video!

 

Program comparison, application process, and deadlines

ITT vs. WSSM

International Timber Trade programme

Wood Science and Sustainable Management programme

Student eligibility

Undergrad & Graduate students

Undergrad & Graduate students

Program description

Taught in English or French covering international trade techniques, marketing, logistics and specialized courses on wood-based products such as marketing and wood logistics.

This semester provides students from around the world, with a diverse and multidisciplinary approach about wood science and sustainable management. It enables participants to contribute to a more sustainable world through the use of engineering tools. The course is delivered entirely in English.

Program length/Semester dates

5 months; September to February OR 3 months; September to December

5 months; February to June

Potential Credits

30 credits or 16 credits

30 credits

Course Equivalencies

Renewable Materials Majors Fulfills area of concentration. Other Majors Discuss with your Academic Advisor to see how this program would apply to your degree requirements.

Renewable Materials Majors Fulfills area of concentration. Other Majors Discuss with your Academic Advisor to see how this program would apply to your degree requirements.

OSU Application Deadline

April 15

October 15

ESB Application Deadline

May 30

December 15

Recommended Arrival

One week before start of semester

One week before start of semester

Optional French Language & Culture Course

End of July - End of August

End of July - End of August

Program Website

https://www.esb-campus.fr/international-affairs/come-study-french-engine...

https://www.esb-campus.fr/international-affairs/come-study-french-engine...

Student Experiences

Experience a glimpse into Tygh Parr's (Renewable Materials) time at ESB in the International Timber Trade program and read about Dylan Dripps' student story on the CoF International blog!

 

Photo Credit: École Supérieure du Bois

Photo Credit: École Supérieure du Bois

Funding your ESB Experience

If you are interested in this program but worried about the funds, there are several funding options available for students completing a study abroad program. Check out the resources below for complete details about these scholarships. You can also visit our Funding Your International Experience page for even more funding resources. 

 

Resources

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