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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2020 05/20/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English, French Academic Disciplines: Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Business Administration, Economics, French, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Public Policy
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES 
Academic Year:  late August – late May
Fall semester:  late August – late December
Spring semester:  January – late May

LOCATION
This university is located in Paris, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) is known for its excellence in the Social Sciences. Sciences-Po is also an urban campus composed of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century mansions, located in the heart of Paris. Its neighbors include ministries, embassies, corporate headquarters, publishing houses, and the Assemblée Nationale. Sciences-Po is one of 2 schools that has trained many people in high ranking government positions such as presidents and ministers. In addition to the professional advantages Sciences-Po's setting provides, its students are also exposed to the strong cultural flavor of the Saint Germain district: renowned cafés sheltering a new generation of philosophers, art galleries and architecture, shops and cinemas, and restaurants where editors lunch and left-bank denizens dine.

HOUSING

Students are responsible for finding their own housing for this program.

MEALS
Subsidized food is available to students on campus, and Paris is full of great restaurants and bistros! 
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 four semesters of full-time 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).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
Sciences Po Course Catalog

Students who study at Sciences Po for two semesters and meet certain requirements may earn the Undergraduate Exchange Programme Certificate

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
Most courses are taught in French, but there are many new English course options. Students can choose to study only in English. To take content courses in French, GT requires 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. 

REIMS CAMPUS
There is also an opportunity to study at the Sciences Po Reims campus. Students can receive one of four certificates: International Affairs & Strategy, Business & Economics, European Affairs and Journalism. 

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.

Georgia Tech students are required to sign up for 6 courses per term when studying at Science Po.

Sciences Po = GT
Seminar/Elective (24 Contact hours) = 2 GT credits*
Lectures (48 Contact hours) = 3 GT credits
* Seminar/Elective courses may be combined to equal one GT course at the discretion of the academic unit.

If you are interested in courses other than International Affairs or modern languages, make an appointment with the OIE Exchange Advisor.


GRADING SYSTEM
ECTS Grade = US Grade
          13-20 = A
          10-12 = B
              7-9 = C
              5-6 = D
              1-4 = F  
  • 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
Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
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 for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis