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Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Arts et Metiers
  • Dates: May 16-June 19, 2021
  • Term Offered: Summer I
  • Applicable Majors: Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The France engineering global opportunity program is intended to provide Texas A&M University students with an in-depth experience in French language, culture, history, government and economics in addition to their technical field and in-class experience.

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 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 also destinations throughout Europe.  The program schedule includes 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).

Please visit Study Abroad in France to learn more about the program from the perspective of former students.

Additionally, the faculty leader will be hosting Zoom informational session in November. Please use the links below to register and learn more:

Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020 6-7 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link

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 & Scholarships page.

Please note that all costs are subject to change.

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Global Programs
Program Cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation) $2,700
CISI international health insurance $30
Contribution toward faculty leader expenses  $370
Administrative fee $400
Global Program Fee Total $3,500
Additional Estimated Expense
Tuition and fees (3 credits billed in summer tuition)* $1,500+
International airfare $1,500+
Travel documents (passport and/or visa, if needed) $160
Some meals (not included in Program Fee) $850
Textbooks and supplies $100
Cancel for any reason insurance $170
Personal spending (estimated $50-$200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$4,280
Estimated Grand Total ~$7,780

*These 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, this should be taken into consideration when planning the finances of the program. For exact information regarding your course tuition and fees, please refer to Student Business Services Billing Explanations page. For a tuition and fees estimate, please visit the Student Business Services Tuition Calculator page.

Contact Information

Faculty Leader

Dr. Francisco Olivera
Civil Engineering 

Program Coordinator

Engineering Global Programs  
Zachry Engineering Education Complex
Suite 410