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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 24
Language of Instruction: English, French Academic Disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): 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 
Academic Year:  late August – mid July

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
École Polytechnique is a world-class educational and research establishment, conveying a culture of excellence with a strong scientific leaning in the great Humanist tradition.  For over 200 years, École Polytechnique has been a leader among the French engineering grandes écoles.  This leadership is due to the quality of our students, lecturers. and researchers and to our single, firm objective of providing a very high level, multi-disciplinary, scientific and human education.

Please note that this program is now only accepting Academic Year applicants.

HOUSING
  • On-campus rooms
MEALS
  • 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 and be classified as a Junior or Senior. 
  • 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 information about courses at École Polytechnique, click here.  Students must have particularly strong science and math skills to participate in this program.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION
École Polytechnique classes are taught in French.  GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level French of have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

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
Ecole Polytechnique uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit, or 0.714 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit
 
GRADING SYSTEM
Ecole Polytechnique = GT
                            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



This program is currently not accepting applications.