France

Quick Facts

Language of instruction: French

Language requirement: French 204 or equivalent required for participation.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: October to late January*

Spring: February to July

Duration: Spring or Academic year

*UTT's 2014 fall semester will end on January 18. UW's spring semester will begin on January 20.

Program

The program in France is run through the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3), a consortium of universities in the U.S. and abroad working together to provide students with the opportunity to study internationally. Please refer to the Global E3 website as well as UTT's (Université de Technologie de Troyes) international office for more detailed information.

Academics

You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

This course equivalency table shows all Université de Technologie de Troyes courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents. You may also consult the UTT course descriptions.

Finances

The following sample budgets will give you an idea of the costs involved. These amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at OANDA.com or XE.com.

Tuition and fees: University of Wisconsin-Madison tuition
UW program fee: $300
UW-mandated CISI health insurance: $34/month
French health insurance (mandatory): Approximately $270/year
Housing: $400 per month
Meals: $350 per month
Miscellaneous expenses (laundry, books, supplies, etc.): $1,200/semester
Local transportation: $60/month
Student visa: $120

Entertainment, vacation and travel costs vary widely.

Housing

UTT offers on-campus housing (dormitories).

Application

1) Complete Global E3's electronic application form online.

2) Complete UTT's electronic application.

3) Complete the IESP Application Cover Sheet (PDF or Word).

4) Submit ALL application materials directly to IESP; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying for a passport as soon as possible.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. The cost for either option is $10. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.