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French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine

Programme de français et d’ingéniérie à Georgia Tech Lorraine, Metz, France

Nouveau programme en France à partir du printemps 2019 : au moins 2 cours de français avancé ou intermédiaire (5 maximum), avec un choix d’une trentaine de cours de sciences et d’ingéniérie en anglais (cours de Georgia Tech). Informations (et brochure avec liste des cours) sur https://modlangs.gatech.edu/french-lorraine. Contacter Chris Ippolito, French Program at Georgia Tech Lorraine Director, christophe.ippolito@modlangs.gatech.edu



Starting in Spring 2019, study French, STEM and Social Sciences in France at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, Georgia Tech’s European campus in historic Metz, France. Experience real language immersion and participate in service learning activities. The French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine includes special housing, program-specific scholarships, a tutorial program, along with guided visits and excursions for participating students.

Students participating in the French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine must take at least two French courses. Students may choose from two program levels--intermediate or advanced French--depending on their level of French proficiency. In addition to French, students may take up to 2 courses in STEM (Engineering, Mathematics, Physics…) and/or Social Sciences (Economics, International Studies, History). See the full list of Spring 2019 courses at Georgia Tech-Lorraine.

Metz, France, is in the heart of Europe: 45 minutes from Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium; 2 hours from Switzerland; and 1.5 hours from Paris. Students take classes 4 days a week and will participate in excursions and guided visits specific to the French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, with visits to Paris, beautiful medieval downtown Metz and elsewhere.

Students may choose to continue with the LBAT France summer program following the completion of their semester at Georgia Tech-Lorraine. Participation in the French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine and/or the LBAT France summer program allows students the option of completing most or all of the requirements for a French minor.

While FREN 1001 and 1002 are both offered at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, in order to participate in the French Program at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, students must have completed FREN 1002 or equivalent by Fall 2018 or score a 251+ on the online placement test


Georgia Tech-Lorraine Campus (Metz, France)


January 7 - May 2, 2019

Host Institution

Georgia Tech-Lorraine


For the French Program, students will be housed in a student residence hall shared with French students from a nearby French engineering school (students will take a pledge to speak only in French). Homestay options are also available.


For French, you will have the following options in Metz (Spring 2019):

  • FREN 2001: Patterns of French Culture I (Intermediate French I) (3 credits)
  • FREN 2813 or 3813: French Immersion [register for your course according to your level on the online placement test] (3 credits)
  • FREN 3120: French Conversation (3 credits)
  • FREN 3011: France Today I (3 credits)
  • FREN 3500: Field Work Abroad (3 credits)

Please see full course descriptions.

Internship, Independent Study [with Instructor’s consent] (see Georgia Tech Catalog):

  • FREN 4695: Internship (3 credits)
  • FREN 4699: Undergraduate Research (3 credits)

Other Georgia Tech-Lorraine courses (Spring 2019): http://lorraine.gatech.edu/spring-2019  (AE, COE, CS, ECE, ECON, HTS, INTA, ISyE, Math, ME, MSE, PHYS)

Some INTA courses may be cross-listed with FREN (ask your advisor or instructor)


  • Second-Year Track (2001, 2813): FREN 1002 or two years of French in high school, or 251 on the online placement test.
  • Third-Year Track (all 3xxx courses): FREN 2001 with an A, FREN 2002, or 401+ on the online placement test.


Georgia Tech-Lorraine tuition and fees apply. See http://lorraine.gatech.edu/programcosts

Cancellation Policy

Georgia Tech-Lorraine cancellation policies apply. See http://lorraine.gatech.edu/cancellation

Informational Meetings

Information Sessions in Atlanta during Spring and Fall 2018, will be held at the same time as Georgia Tech-Lorraine Info Sessions – Spring 2018: http://lorraine.gatech.edu/georgia-tech-lorraine-info-sessions-dates-times-locations   

For more information or to join the email-list or pre-apply, please contact the 2018 French program director, Dr. Chris Ippolito, at christophe.ippolito@modlangs.gatech.edu