Program Details

Program Location Toulouse, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20161
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/22/24 to 05/31/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


A NOTE TO ALL ISAE Supaero APPLICANTS: The program dates for the Spring semester at ISAE Supaero include a research project that takes place from the end of May through end of June. If you do not register for the research project you will not need to stay later than end of May.


ISAE-SUPAERO (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) is a French grande école of engineering, founded in 1909.  It was the world's first aeronautical engineering institute and is considered one of the best in Europe in the field.  Since its creation, their graduates have played a trailblazing role in the technological and industrial development of the aerospace sector, making France and Europe a global aerospace leader.  They work closely with up to 600 industrial partners.  It is located in Toulouse, the aerospace capital of France.

Ebullient Toulouse is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées and the fourth-largest city in France.  Just 100 km (60 miles) from the border with Spain, Toulouse is in many ways closer in flavor to southern European Spanish than to northern European French.  Weathered redbrick buildings line sidewalks, giving the city its nickname, "La Ville Rose" (the Pink City).

Downtown, the sidewalks pulse late into the night with tourists, technicians from the giant Airbus aerospace complex, and—since this is the country's second-largest university center—loads of students.  The University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, it is the fourth-largest university campus in France, after the universities of Paris, Lyon and Lille.  So be prepared to savor the city's Mediterranean pace, southern friendliness, and youthful spirit.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


The program is open to undergraduate students in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics who will have junior or senior standing by the start of the program. 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: 0 Sem

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: AAE (ENGR), SLC (CLA)

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 courses offered on this program, including four content courses and one French Language and Culture course.


Exchange students will live in one of the school’s residence halls. 

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.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $250.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Housing $4,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,500.00
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 ensure 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 Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

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