The Study & Work option combines Spring semester of study with a 2-month unpaid summer internship. Positions are available in fashion, luxury retail, marketing, e-commerce, finance, tourism and hospitality. Previous placements include Michael Kors, Boon Agency (Paris based fashion design firm), BHV Marais (department store) and WiPlay (decoration platform), Arodaky Rime (bridle wear).

Proficiency in French is NOT required for the internship. However, students who are below intermediate level of proficiency are strongly encouraged to enroll in a French language course during Spring semester.

Spring Semester

Students register for the following:

Students must also attend Career Management Development workshops, individual coaching sessions with the ABS Head of Career Development, networking conferences and corporate talks.

Summer Term

Students register for the following:


Credit and transcripts are issued by ABS (accredited in France), SUNY Old Westbury (accredited in the USA) or Lincoln University (accredited in theUSA).


The Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS) is one of France’s most dynamic private universities. IGS consists of 10 schools and over 3,000 students, mostly French. KEI students study at the American Business School (ABS), a unit of IGS. Small class size, diversity and tolerance create a learning environment for cross-cultural exchange and understanding.