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  • Locations: Chalons-en-Champagne, France
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2, Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
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Program Description:

Venture Creation at ThincLab Châlons

Would you like to spend 12 weeks in France and receive credit for 6 units?

ThincLab Châlons is the University’s business incubator in Châlons-en-Champagne, France, which is about an hour from Paris by train.

The ENTREP 7902/3902 Project Abroad course is available to undergraduate or postgraduate students and is based out of ThincLab Châlons and will develop your knowledge, understanding and application of skills in developing a business idea to equip you to start your own business in the future should you decide to do so (in Australia or abroad), or to look at business growth opportunities within an existing organisation.

During the course you will be immersed in ‘all things entrepreneurship’ whilst using and developing practical skills by undertaking placements in vignerons, agribusinesses, and other businesses depending on your area of interest, across the region. 

The course is taught in English and includes:

  • 12 weeks in the University’s ThincLab Châlons business incubator starting with a one-week introduction to venture creation, followed by 11 weeks mentoring and coaching to help you develop a business idea/business model;
  • Work placements in champagne houses, vignerons, agribusinesses, and other businesses for up to 2 days a week over 8 weeks;
  • Opportunity to form collaborations with other students and start-up businesses in the region and University of Adelaide’s incubator network.
  • A cultural immersion experience.


Students can select to particpate in this program during one of the below trimester dates:

Trimester 2, 2019: 27 May – 25 August

Trimester 3, 2019: 9 September – 1 December

Program Fee

Program fee for this opportunity is AUD$5,000

Financial Assistance

Students participating in this program before June 30, 2019 may be eligible to receive a $500 Global Learning Travel Grant from the University of Adelaide.
Eligible students may also access up to AUD$6,665 (non-Asia) from an OS-HELP loan.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.


Students must have completed 12 units prior to departure and have 6 units of elective space in their program for this opportunity. This program cannot be undertaken on a voluntary basis.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students will be enrolled by our staff in ENTREP 7902 Project Abroad and will be graded for their participation.

Application and Deadlines

Check eligibility against criteria above, your Faculty will assess your eligibility once you have submitted an application in GLAS.

Make application by clicking 'Apply Now' by the appropriate deadline:


Application deadline for Trimester 2, 2019: 25 March, 2019

Application deadline for Trimester 3, 2019: 8 July, 2019

Contact Information

For more information about the Venture Creation at ThincLab Châlons, please contact

Visit Thinclab Châlons website for more information on The University of Adelaide’s business incubator and it’s facilities.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.