France – GE3-UTT Troyes Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 
Undergraduate

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
21 weeks / term

Locations

Locations: 

OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
French
*Foreign Language Skills are Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Program Dates: 
Academic Year:  early September – late June  (see "Note" in Academic Information regarding included Intersemesters)
Spring semester:  late February – late June  (see "Note" in Academic Information regarding included Intersemesters)

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines: 
AC Year-Feburay 1
Spring-September 1

Links

Location Information

LOCATION

This university is located in Troyes, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

HOST INSTITUTION

Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in 18 countries, students at 50+ universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 200-250 students a year. Georgia Tech is a member of Global E³ and GT students may apply to go abroad for a semester or academic year to GE³ partner institutions such as UTT.

The University of Technology of Troyes is a state university, established in 1994. The city of Troyes is located in the "Département de l'Aube". Its missions are education, research, and transfer in the field of technology.

HOUSING

  • on-campus student housing
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent


For more information about housing possibilities, please click here.

MEALS

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

Eligibility

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info

NOTE: Students may participate in this program for during the spring semester or for an academic year (including the relevant intersemesters). Intersemesters: early August - late August; late January - late February

COURSE INFORMATION

For detailed information about the classes offered, click here.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

Most UTT courses are taught in French. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level French or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program. For a list of courses taught in English or in French/English, please click here.
 

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

 

 

 

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM

1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM

ECTS Grade = US Grade
A, B = A
C = B
D = C
E = D
FX, F = F 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
$4,501
Out-of-state Tuition: 
$4,751

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
$1,196
Books and Supplies: 
$250

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 
$900

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
$1,100
Room and Board: 
$4,000

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 
$165

In-state Total

In-state Total: 
$12,112

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
$12,362
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.

DON"T FORGET TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Additional Financial Information

The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR). Exchange rates fluctuate so check the newspaper or online for current rates.

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    US citizens should begin the visa process by registering through the French Consulate's CampusFrance web site: click here .

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.