Ecole National Superieure d'Arts et Metiers
Fall or Spring Semester
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.
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the 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
- Fall Semester (September to January; exams may be arranged to be taken in December for early departure)
- Spring Semester (January to June)
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
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.
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*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
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
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
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