ESTACA- Summer Program

Program Details

Program Location Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20154
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2022 06/25/22 to 07/23/22
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Application Details: Application Currently Closed

This program is no longer taking applications for Summer 2023. Please choose another Study Abroad program or try for a future academic term. This program will re-open in December 2023 for the next application cycle.


ESTACA- Summer Program

ESTACA's modern campus

Study in English and discover Paris! Apply now to ESTACA's Computational Fluid Dynamics Summer Program. ESTACA has become one of the leading engineering schools in France. It is regarded for the excellence of its aeronautical, automotive, railway, and aerospace engineering academic programs. During this summer program, you will learn to operate CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools to understand and predict aeronautical systems, performances and behavior.

The school is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just 10 minutes from Versailles and 30 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelinesis is an ideal student town with accommodation, restaurants, sport, and culture. This program combines teaching industrially relevant computational software and methods within a multicultural environment.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


ESTACA- Summer Program

Inside ESTACA.

This program is open to Purdue AAE or ME students in at least their third year of  study. Students must also possess a basic knowledge of fluid mechanics. Applicants should be in good standing. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]
Specifically from: AAE, ME (ENGR)

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

Students will take all of the study units offered on this program which are outlined on the program website. Classes may include Aeronautical History, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, and more.


Students will benefit from a variety of activities including company and cultural visits in France.


Housing is included in the program fee.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Purdue students may be eligible to receive a 50% tuition fee discount from ESTACA for this program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2020

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee $1,208.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Local Transportation $100.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

ESTACA- Summer Program

The campus is in the outskirts of Paris.

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email