Welcome to ESC Pau ! Each year we cater for between 70 and 100 incoming exchange students from Europe, America, South America and India. Our aim is for you to mix with home students by fully integrating our mainstream programmes, whether they be taught in French or in English. Our numbers are deliberately small, so that you get the international experience you came for and we can give you the attention you fully deserve to make your stay memorable.
We offer 3 types of programme, according to your current level of study and whether you want to follow courses in French or in English. Please find full details of our course offerings and application details under the “Exchange Programme” section.
Pau is located between the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees mountains. It is in the Aquitaine region and has around 135,000 inhabitants. It is about 120 km from the Atlantic coast (Biarritz and the Basque Coast and also the Landes beaches) and a short drive from the Spanish border. Bordeaux and Toulouse are both about 200 km away.