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GE3: France, Universite Technologique de Troyes (UTT)
Troyes, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Minimum Language Requirement:
FREN 203
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Academic Pre-Approval, See Brochure for details
Eligible Majors:
All Engineering Majors, Computer Science, Information Technology
Type of Program:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Supplemental Application:
Program Description:
 GE3: France, Universite Technologique de Troyes (UTT) 

The Program

The Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) is an international exchange program for all College of Engineering, iSchool and Biomedical Engineering majors. The program allows Drexel students to study in one of 9 countries overseas, fully immersed into the education, culture and daily life of their host country. This is a fantastic opportunity to perfect your French language skills, make new friends and explore your academic interests from a French perspective.

For more information on the GE3 program options in France visit:


Most French schools run on a semester system with the first semester running from October-February and the second semester running from February-June. Frequently there is the possibility of an intensive French course before the beginning of the first semester during the month of September.

Students should prepare to make adjustments and be flexible in fitting this program into their Drexel schedule. Due to the need for cycle adjustments, students should begin planning 12-18 months in advance.

UTT - Course Equivalents.xls Lists of all host university courses that have been equated to Drexel courses. They serve as a guide to help students plan their term in France. If there are courses that you would like to take that are not listed, you will need to get equivalents approved by the appropriate department. For example, if you want to take a sociology course for Drexel credit, the sociology department at Drexel must pre- approve the course.

Grading: Students are taught by French faculty at their host university. Grades are noted as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above. The goal is to be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel. A full course load at a French school is between 20-30 ECTS credits per semester.

Most if not all course work is taught in French. Although the language requirement is French 203, French 311 is recommended. Students should consider taking more language courses during their freshman summer vacation term or on campus during their co-op terms in order to advance their language skills more quickly. For more information please contact Modern Languages Department at 215-895-5816.

The Experience

Most French schools offer on-campus housing. Please see the Global E3 or the university's specific website for details of each school's housing opportunities.

All students are required to obtain a visa for entry into France. Visa Instructions.pdf

Scholarship Information

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your financial aid travels with you. If you are interested in seeking additional funding, you should considering applying for a Study Abroad Scholarship & Funding Opportunities.  Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
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