Living and studying abroad

Living abroad is always an enriching experience on both a personal and professional level. It’s the best way to discover new cultures as well as improve your foreign language skills.

Australiens echange
5 of our 2nd year MBA students doing a semester of study at the International College of Management in Sydney and discovering some Australian sports.

SMS views having an international element and studying in English to be a key area in the learning process. From the 3rd year onwards International pathways are available to our students. In doing so, students have the option of getting some academic experience abroad.

  • Academic exchanges : 1 or 2 semesters in one of our partner universities (Australia, Canada, Spain)
  • Double degrees
  • Company internships abroad
  • TOEFL and TOEIC exams
  • Intensive English lessons and a 2nd foreign language (Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese)
  • Lessons taught in English from the 3rd year onwards and English speaking pathway possible in the 5th year


You can apply for an international exchange programme with one of the partner universities within our SMS network.

Partner universities

FH Kufstein Tirol, University of Applied Sciences

Austria (Kufstein)

Sports, Culture and Event Management

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Finland (Jyväskylä)

Sport Management and Marketing

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

University of the Sunshine Coast

Australia (Brisbane)

Tourism, Leisure & Event Management

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

International College of Management Sydney

Australia (Sydney)

Bachelor of Sports Management/Graduate certificate of Business

Exchange semester in the 3rd and 5th year

Vancouver Island University

Canada (Nainamo, Vancouver Island)

Bachelor of Business

Exchange semester in the 3rd year and 5th year

Faculté des Sciences de l’administration de l’Université LAVAL

Canada (Québec)

Business skills development, Marketing strategy

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

Universidad Europea de Madrid

Spain (Madrid)

Bachelor of Sports Management - Master’s Degree in Sports Management

Exchange semester in the 3rd and 5th year - Double degree options (in partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School) in 5th year

California State University Monterey Bay

The United States - California (Monterey)

International Business Management

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

The University of the West Indies

Barbade - Cave Hill

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

National University

The United States - California (San Diego)

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Psychology & Bachelor of Business Administration

Exchange semester in the 3rd year

Dublin Business School

Ireland - Dublin

Certificate in International Business - Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Arts in Marketing - MSC in Marketing

Exchange semester in the 3rd and 5th year

VIVES University College

Belgium - Kortrijk

Formations en Commercial Sciences & Business Management + Sports Management

Exchange semester in the 3rd year


Justine Boccard

Justine Boccard

2017 graduate

The 5 months of exchange I did at the Kufstein University was the best experience in my life. I discovered a new country, a new culture, a new school and new lessons. I tried out some new sports as well such as paragliding, skiing, ice hockey and mountain climbing. Above all, I met a lot of nice people from all over the world : Australians, Chinese, Canadians, Americans, Finnish, Moroccans and Russians etc.

In addition to really improving my English I also gained a lot of cultural awareness. I learnt a lot about myself and others and I have come back a changed person with many international ideas for the future.

Alexandre Duguy Loï

Alexandre Duguy Loï

2016 graduate

After thinking about it for a long time, I finally decided to grab the opportunity the Sports Management School gave me and do my final MBA semester in Australia. Today I can honestly say that I don’t regret my choice! I discovered a very open and welcoming country with a culture that was new to me. The curriculum covered all the general topics involved in the Sports Business sector. I met people from all over the world in Sydney and this experience helped me grow both professionally and personally. I owe thanks to SMS for giving me the opportunity to take part in such an exchange. I would recommend any student to live and study abroad for a few months if they are given the chance!

Juliette Rouve

Juliette Rouve

2017 graduate

During my 3rd year at SMS I had to the opportunity to study in Finland with the Erasmus exchange programme. Globally, the pedagogy team was always available, friendly and supportive. The school life there was very well organized with lots of student excursions and activities. The overall atmosphere at the university in Jyvaskyla was a very warm one indeed. At first the Finnish can seem a bit cold or distant but as they get to know you they become very nice! This was a very enriching experience for me. I liked meeting people from different cultures and learning my lessons in English. Visiting such an amazing country was an unforgettable experience !

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