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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 02/24/2020 07/05/2020

** 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: 18
Language of Instruction: French Academic Disciplines: Architecture
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

Academic Year:  mid September – late June
Spring semester:  late February – late June

The National School of Architecture Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV) is the largest of 21 architecture schools authorized in France. A leader among architecture schools, it focuses first on architecture, but also on exchange of knowledge and practices within the scientific community and international culture.

The school is a public administration (EPA) under the Ministry of Culture and Communication, Directorate General of Assets in France. It is directed by Guy Amsellem, a senior official, teacher, and writer.

  • off-campus apartment/room for rent
  • very limited on-campus residence halls

Students must make arrangements for their accommodation in Paris. There is limited space for a limited number of applicants at the International Students University Residence (CIUP) - deadline for application is April 1 at

  • no meal plan
  • 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
See Master Semester 7 & Master 9

Students are reminded to choose the correct level for studio classes. For instance a student who achieved four semesters of architecture in his / her home university, before his / her arrival at ENSAPLV, should choose a studio class in "Third-year license" (that means a group of L.5.13-PA (in the 5th semester ) and a group of L.6.16 - PA (in the 6th semester). The exchange student can only be registered in ONE semester studio class at a time.

A portfolio is not required but may be helpful to show professors upon arrival.

Foreign Language skills in French required for participation (at least B1 level according to Common European Framework of References for Languages). All classes are in French Theoretical. Applicants must meet with and be evaluated by a GT French professor during the application process - see application instructions for more information.

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.

1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

La Villette Grade = US Grade
                14-20 = A
            13-13.99 = B
            12-12.99 = C
            10-11.99 = D
                 < 9.9 = 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. ?
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.