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 Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Arts et Métiers
  • Dates: May 15–June 18, 2022
  • Term offered: Summer
  • Applicable majors: Classes may count for students pursuing degrees in industrial distribution, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, and industrial engineering. Please consult with your departmental academic advisor to determine how this fits within your degree plan.

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Due to the nature of this unique and special hybrid program, Halliburton Global Programs will handle the processing of the required CISI insurance.


This global opportunity 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 in-class and technical field 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 for joining 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, modestly sized, charming and engaging city in the southern coastal region of France.

Housing is provided in local student dorms. 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 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).

To learn more about this institution, please visit the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers website.

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

Texas A&M students will have the opportunity to take a course taught by one of the host university's faculty members, like a traditional exchange. However, what makes this experience so unique is that Aggie students will also get to interact with other Aggie students and faculty from different study abroad programs during cultural tours and industry visits. 

Note: All students in this semester exchange program will be expected to participate in all Texas A&M organized program activities as follows: 

  • 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

Courses Offered

Estimated Cost

The following chart estimates the total out-of-pocket expenses a student may have while 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 Global Programs
Program cost (includes lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation) $3,500
CISI international health insurance $50
Contribution toward faculty expenses $300
Education Abroad admin fee (Non-refundable billed separately upon confirmation, not insurable) $500
Total Fees Billed to Student for Global Program $3,900
Additional Estimated Expense
Tuition and fees (3 credits for summer school tuition rate)* $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
Cancel for any reason insurance (recommended insurance for program fee less the administration fee) $400
Textbooks and supplies/td> Varies
Personal spending (estimated $50 - $200 per week) Varies
Additional Estimated Expense ~$4,500

*These suggested amounts may fluctuate depending on the options students choose. They will not be billed by the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office and should be taken into consideration when planning the finances of the program. Please refer to Student Business Services Billing & Fees Explanations page for exact information regarding your course tuition and fees. For a tuition and fees estimate. For estimated tutition costs, visit the Student Business Services tuition calculator page.

Contact Information

Students seeking additional information on outgoing semester exchanges should contact Leslie Donaway.