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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Engineering
Academic College: College of Engineering Academic Department: Aerospace Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineeirng, Maritime Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language requirement:
Yes
Language of instruction:
English, French
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Leslie Donaway
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), Paris, France
 
The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), founded in 1780 by the Duke of Rochefoucauld Liancourt, is a prestigious engineering school that has trained over 85,000 engineers since its creation. ENSAM’s curriculum includes courses and research opportunities in the following fields: mechanics, materials, processes, fluids, energy systems, design, industrialization, risk management, and decision-making. ENSAM hosts over 6,000 engineering students each year.
 
ENSAM boasts partnerships with over 100 schools and universities in over 36 countries worldwide, and hosts over 400 international students each year.


Location

Paris is the capital and the most populous city in France. As one of the world’s major metropolises, the city of Paris boasts of iconic architecture, a reputation for cuisine, artistic treasures, stylish shopping venues, and a long history that is prevalent throughout the city today. Paris visitors are sure to recognize Paris’ unique and historical structures, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, among countless others. 
 
The city streets are freckled with art-nouveau cafes, fromageries (cheese shops), haute couture boutiques, atmospheric bookshops, and a plethora of museums that hint to France’s rich artistic background. Art masters such as Renoir, Rodin, Ricasso, Monet, Manet, and Van Gogh are just a few of the artists who lived/worked in Paris, and whose works can be found in Paris museums such as the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
 
Travel throughout Paris is convenient and easy by walking, biking, or utilizing Paris famous underground Metro subway system.


Eligibility Requirements 
  • This program is limited to students in the Dwight College of Engineering
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English/French
  • Obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January; exams may be arranged to be taken in December for early departure)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
Courses

Most of the courses at ENSAM are instructed in French, so it is suggested that students studying abroad at ENSAM have experience with the language. Exchange students at ENSAM have access to special course programs, depending on their program. A list of courses available to engineering exchange students at ENSAM can be found here.
 

Housing

ENSAM has its own residence halls, as well as a student restaurant and sports facilities. The residence halls cost from €160 to €500 per month. Students also have the option of privately renting an apartment off-campus. A month’s rent in Paris costs an average of €800. ENSAM will give students a “Student Card” that will grant students access to discounts at movie theaters, theaters, concerts, libraries, exhibitions, and public transport in the area.


Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP) is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
Accommodations $1,300
International Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,000
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $300
Personal Spending $2,000+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $11,600+
Texas A&M Semester Cost Comparison $13,636+
 

 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.



Helpful Links

ENSAM Website
Studying Abroad at ENSAM
Exchange Students at ENSAM
Paris Travel Guide
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter




Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
 
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts et Metiers, students should contact Leslie Donaway in the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s International Programs Office.
 
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz.