Created in 1988, Excelia is one of the leading French Higher Education groups. With strong presence in its local regions and emphasis on international exposure, Excelia offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in business management, tourism, digital and communications.
A member of the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (French equivalent of the Ivy League), Excelia is a triple-accredited institution (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and the only French institution to possess the UNWTO.TedQual accreditation for its management of tourism programmes.
Positioned in numerous top French & global rankings – notably in the Financial Times, the Economist, and QS World University – Excelia also holds the Bienvenue en France label, awarded by Campus France, for its welcoming initiatives towards international students.
As a pioneering school, since its inception, Excelia has been committed to the values of sustainable development and CSR. In addition to various professional experiences across all programmes through mandatory internships, driven by its values, Excelia also encourages its students to participate in Humacité© projects.
As an integral part of our programmes, it offers the opportunity for you to become actively involved in a community project. Once you have chosen your project, you will spend several weeks helping those in need. These projects focus on social assistance, support, community activities, training or education and will be, for you, a unique opportunity to see the world from a different angle.
Climacité© shares the same goal, but by adding an environmental aspect to the social dimension of Humacité©, it aims to address the current issues of climate change. These two initiatives are based on different pedagogical approaches, yet they are complementary because they enable students to explore two distinct aspects of Sustainable Development.
Through Climacité©, students will carry out a 2- to 6-week project which must have a significantly positive impact on climate change. Projects must meet the following two criteria:
- The nature of the project – it must combat climate change and be linked to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are part of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- The carbon footprint of the project – students must demonstrate that they have taken the necessary steps to limit the project’s carbon footprint
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cities - La Rochelle, Tours, Orléans, and Paris
students on campus (25% international students, 80 nationalities represented)
graduates in 150 countries
partner universities in 51 countries
partner associations for Humacité© & Climacité© project (student humanitarian & climate missions)