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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/19/2020 06/11/2020

** 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: 19
Language of Instruction: French Academic Disciplines: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Industrial and Systems Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, 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
Spring semester:  early February – mid June
Academic Year:  early September – mid June

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
Founded in 1829, under the name École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, this "Grande École" is ranked in the top three with a broad curriculum, two-thirds scientific, one-third humanities and languages. Upon graduation, the students become high-level engineers and managers in industry or research. Many well-known engineers and industrialists have graduated from Centrale Paris, including Eiffel, Michelin, Peugeot, and Schlumberger. École Centrale Paris programs offer a unique way to experience a multidisciplinary approach to the engineering sciences, with an emphasis on mathematics and theoretical concepts that is at the root of the French technological culture and, more globally, of a large part of Europe. Located 30 minutes by public transport from the centre of Paris, the École Centrale Paris campus brings together over 200 students accommodated in a residence of 12 houses. Here, you will find tennis courts and sports fields, a gymnasium and areas devoted to cultural activities.

HOUSING
  • On-campus room for rent

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 full-time 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).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION

For detailed course information for Centrale: click here.
For detailed course information for Superlec: click here.

NOTE: Courses may be taken in any of the four semesters (S5 to S8), but students are encouraged to participate in S7 and/or S8.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

The language of instruction per course is indicated in the course catalog. Foreign language skills (French) are encouraged for daily life, but not required (you must be at level B1 on language proficiency). Semester S8 is best suited for students with limited knowledge of French as almost half of the courses are offered in English.

An intensive course in advanced French is offered in the weeks prior to the semester start for additional costs (not included in tuition and fees paid to GT). You can find the course information by clicking here. Pre-registration is required (please note the deadlines!). If you decide to take an intensive course, please contact your OIE Advisor to ensure that this amount is included in your financial aid budget.

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 

Centrale Paris uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM 

Centrale Paris Grade = US Grade
                            A = A
                            B = A
                            C = B
                            D = C
                            E = D
                            F = 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 web site: click here.
Citizens of other countries should contact the nearest French Consulate to ask whether it will be necessary to obtain a student visa.

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