Grande Ecole program

ISIT’s government-certified degrees in intercultural management and communication, legal communication, international relations, and conference interpreting are recognized by the world’s most competitive companies and influential organizations.

The aim ? To produce competitive multilingual and intercultural experts, able to tackle the intercultural challenges of companies, organisations and NGOs.

In short
Academic field (or area) Management and communications strategies
Type of degree Master's degree, dual degrees
Study level BAC +5
Entry level POST BAC A BAC +4
Working languages 9 languages
Accessibility Program with disabled access


The Grande Ecole program is composed of a 3-years course in the International and Intercultural Studies, followed by a 2-year master’s degree.

With native teachers, compulsory international internships and exchanges, courses in 9 working languages, double degrees and joint degrees with renowned international universities in the fields of multilingualism and interculturality, our Grande Ecole program has a resolutely international outlook


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Teaching methods

Students receive a demanding multidisciplinary and multilingual education, combined with a strong focus on research. ISIT’s Grande Ecole program combines theory and practice, training and professional experience, teaching and research.

ISIT’s teaching is based on a range of complementary learning methods designed to meet students’ expectations as well as the needs of the business world and of wider society.

Work experience and time abroad

  • 13 months of compulsory internships over 5 years, of which 4 months must be spent abroad.
  • 6 months to 1 year of international academic exchanges.
  • A 2nd-year of master’s degree which can be done as a work-study program
  • Consulting assignments to be carried out in teams for client companies.
  • Research dissertations on intercultural themes
  • Individual career development support in collaboration with employers.


Year 1


  • Introduction to Law Economics 1
  • History and Civilization 1
  • Working methodologies workshop
  • Key Global Issues & Current Affairs 1
  • History of the Media
  • Fundamentals of Intercultural Studies
  • Social Media
  • Digital Culture 1
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • History of Art
  • Management, Marketing & Communications 1


  • Text Analysis
  • Voltaire Project
  • Analysis of A language
  • Written and Oral Production 1
  • General Translation into A language
  • Written Expression in B languages – Level 1
  • Oral Expression in B languages – Level 1
  • Language Development of B languages – Level 1


  • Based on the “theme of the year”


  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Extra-curricular activities within and outside of the school
  • 1-month international internship

Year 2


  • Economics 2
  • European Institutions
  • Fundamentals of Geopolitics
  • History and Civilization 2
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Challenges of Interculturalism
  • International Law
  • Digital Law
  • Management, Marketing & Communication 2
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • History of Cinema
  • Digital Culture 2
  • History & Principles of Translation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Key Global Issues & Current Affairs 2


  • Text Correction and Revision
  • Written and Oral Production in A language – Level 2
  • General Translation into A language
  • Written Expression in B languages or General Translation into B languages
  • Oral Expression in B languages
  • Language Development of B languages – Level 2


  • Based on the “theme of the year”


  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Extra-curricular activities within and outside of the school
  • 6-month international internship

Year 3


  • International Economics
  • Practical Approach to Intercultural Studies
  • Digital Culture 3
  • Political Science
  • A choice of 3 specializations:
    • Intercultural Management
    • Translation & Intercultural Communication
    • International Relations & Multilingual Communication


  • Applied Semiotics
  • General Translation into A language
  • Current Affairs Analysis & Debate in B Languages
  • Language Development of B
  • Languages – Level 3


  • Introduction & critical essay


  • Sensibilisation


  • Autour de la thématique de l’année
  • Project game


  • Accompagnement au développement personnel et professionnel
  • Activité associative / vie de l’ISIT
  • Stage de 2 mois à l’international


  • Semestre en échange dans l’une des 100+ universités partenaires
  • Rédaction d’un retour d’expérience interculturelle

Prerequisites and past papers


3 languages at least

Our program is open to candidates who are able to communicate effectively in two working languages in addition to their mother tongue. French and English are compulsory, and students must choose a 3rd language from Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian.

  • Minimum language level required under the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages
    • B2 for English
    • B1 for other working languages
  • Students may add any other language to their degree certificate provided they pass an examination in that language at the end of their degree program.

IMPORTANT : you cannot select a language as one of your working languages if you are a beginner in that language. However, you can choose a 4th language to study ab initio as an extra, outside of your assessed classes. The languages offered include Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese and French Sign Language.

Qualifications required

  • First-year admissions: You must currently be enrolled in your final year of high school or have earned the equivalent of a high-school diploma
  • 2nd-year admissions: You must have completed your first year of university studies (L1) or currently be in your first year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 3rd-year admissions: You must have completed your second year of university studies (L2) or currently be in your second year of Classes Préparatoires
  • First-year of master’s degree admissions: You must have completed your third year of university studies (L3) or have completed one year of a master’s program (M1).
  • 2nd-year of master’s degree admissions: You must have completed one year of a master’s program (M1) – Specific conditions for each master’s program

Past papers

Click to watch the video in English played at the beginning of the exam (March 2016)

Admission tests

Double degree programs

Important: you must have been admitted to the partner institution concerned in order to be eligible for these double degrees.

Two years of learning & consolidating the fundamentals

Each student follows a multilingual core curriculum which aims to lay the foundations of intercultural, digital and international skills.

At the end of each academic year, all students complete an internship abroad to strengthen their language skills through immersion in the countries of their working languages.

Year 3: pre-master’s

This transition year sees the addition of two cross-disciplinary modules to the core curriculum, as well as a choice of 4 specializations to prepare students for one of our Master’s programs.

  • An Entrepreneurship course to raise students’ awareness of the challenges of innovation, digital transformation and leadership.
  • An introductory research module to understand the keys to effective research and develop critical thinking skills.

A 6-month academic exchange is to be carried out in Europe or outside Europe with one of our partner universities. The year ends with another 2-month internship to be carried out abroad.

1st and 2nd year of master’s degree : Becoming a professional

The final two years of ISIT’s Grande École program are devoted to professionalization. There is a choice of 6 Master’s degree specializations, each of which is driven by the strong multilingual and intercultural dimension that is part of ISIT’s DNA.

ISIT produces graduates with a strong general knowledge and a solid understanding of intercultural issues who are able to show agility in an international environment and to grasp the complexity of globalized organizations and businesses.

A choice of Six multilingual Master’s specializations

Testimonies from our alumni

• Translation • ISIT 2013 • China

Adrien Maynard

Develop your general knowledge and deepen your language skills, but to keep posted on the world you live in.
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