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As you plan to participate in Halliburton Engineering Global Programs, please keep in mind that COVID-19 is still affecting world travel. Our office highly encourages you to have an academic backup plan ready if COVID-19 causes the cancelation of this program.

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Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Arts et Métiers
  • Dates: May 15–June 18, 2022
  • Term Offered: Summer I
  • Applicable Majors: Classes may count for students pursuing aerospace engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, biological and agricultural engineering, petroleum engineering, and multidisciplinary engineering. Please consult with your departmental academic advisor to determine how this fits within your degree plan.

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Overview

This mechanical engineering global opportunity program in France provides Texas A&M University students with an in-depth experience in French language, culture, history, government and economics, in addition to their technical fields and in-class experiences. The program includes visits to local industry and laboratories at the host university. 

Students will also have direct interaction with French students not only in the classroom, but in a social setting as well. This interaction enhances the cultural experience and gives a distinctive perception of what life in France is really like. This connection with the community makes the program unique. The technical and cultural visits and the interaction with French students will also contribute to the students’ global competency development and preparation to join the global engineering industry.

The primary location and host university is the campus of Arts et Métiers located in Aix-en-Provence, France. Aix-en-Provence is a vibrant, modest-size, charming and engaging city in the southern coastal region of France. Housing is provided in local student dorms. The program includes five days in Paris visiting the city and the Paris campus of Arts et Métiers. Engineering and French language and culture classes are taught at the Aix-en-Provence campus of Arts et Métiers. The location provides ready access to the nearby city of Marseille, the French Riviera Mediterranean coast, the southern Alps, and additional destinations throughout Europe. The program schedule includes two to three long weekends to explore other destinations as students may desire. The high-speed train station and Marseille airport are easily reached by bus for leisure travel on the free weekends. Popular places students have visited in recent years include Nice, Cannes and Chamonix (France), Barcelona (Spain), London (England), Edinburg (Scotland), Rome, Venice and Florence (Italy), Munich and Berlin (Germany), and Geneva and Interlaken (Switzerland).

Tentative schedule (subject to change): classes will be held during the weekdays with some evenings and weekends available for industry visits, cultural tours, and excursions.

Highlights of the trip

  • Industry visits
    • To be determined
  • Cultural tours
    • Paris city tour
    • Aix-en Provence
    • Trip to Normandy
    • Marseille city tour
    • Verdon Gorge visit
    • Calanques visit
  • Several free days

Please visit the France Study Abroad page to learn more about the program from the perspective of former students. To view photos from past programs, please visit our gallery page.

Courses Offered

Estimated Cost

The following chart estimates the total out-of-pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program. For a full list of the financial aid requirements please visit our Financial aid and Scholarship page.

Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Engineering Global Programs & Education Abroad
Administrative Fee $500
Remaining Program Cost
Program cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation,CISI international health insurance, & Contribution toward faculty leader expenses)
$3,400
Total Fees Billed to Student for Global Program $3,900
Additional Estimated Expense *
Tuition and fees (3 credits billed in the summer term) * $1,500+
International airfare $1,500+
Travel documents (passport and/or visa, if needed) $100+
Meals and incidentals (not included in Program Fee) $1,000
Textbooks and supplies Varies
Personal spending (estimated $50 - $200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$4,100

*The suggested amounts may fluctuate depending on the options students choose. They will not be billed by the Education Abroad Office or the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office, however, they should be taken into consideration when planning the finances of the program. For exact information regarding your course tuition and fees, please refer to the Student Business Services Billing Explanations page.

Cotact Information

Faculty Leader

Dr. Harry Hogan 
Mechanical Engineering 
MEOB 218 
hhogan@tamu.edu 
979-845-1538

Program Coordinators

Engineering Global Programs  
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410
engineeringglobalprograms@tamu.edu