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Université Grenoble Alpes

Program Location Grenoble, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20158
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Université Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble, a university town of about 400,000 located in the French Alps, offers numerous cultural activities with its museums, theatres and cinemas. A former winter olympics site, the region offers incomparable sporting possibilities such as ice skating, snowboarding and snow skiing. The area's many lakes allow the practice of popular water sports in spring and summer. Grenoble is less than two hours from the Swiss and Italian borders and three hours from the Mediterranean Sea. Train service from Grenoble to Paris and other European destinations is excellent.

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Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Purdue undergraduates who have reached at least junior standing by the start of the program
  • completion of at least SIX semesters of college-level French by the time of application
  • academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 6 Sem French

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

This program would be of interest to students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics.

The academic system in France has been one of the toughest for Purdue students.  Be prepared!  Get as much information as you can about how you can be reasonably successful academically.  Get used to the academic system of not having periodic assessments, final grades being determined by one exam at the end of the term; no grade inflation, supplementing course work with your own readings.

Undergraduate courses are in French.  UGA does offer two programs taught in English:  the International Biology Program and the International Chemistry and Biology Program.



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