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Community College in France

Non-degree-granting Bootcamps

The bootcamp program offers the chance to discover a city, a culture and participate in an innovative academic program, dealing with a hot topic for 14 to 20 days! In 2019, sustainability, human rights, Paris 2020 Olympic Games & industrial challenges were the main themes of the bootcamps.

In 2020, the French Embassy will offer 5 bootcamps in STEM and in Humanities:

  • The n+i network, a network of the top 50 French engineering schools, will offer a bootcamp on “Sport and sustainable development” to 20 Community College Students from Los Angeles Community College District, from June 8th to June 17th, 2020.
  • The IUT Le Havre will offer a bootcamp on "Female business founders", from May 25th to June 7th.
  • The IUT Le Creusot will offer a bootcamp on "Green innovation in industry, sciences & for all", from May 25th to June 7th.
  • The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) will offer a bootcamp on "Mountains in a Changing World", from June 22nd to July 10th.
  • ENSAD (Higher College of Decorative Arts) in Paris will offer a bootcamp on "Sustainable design" from July 6th to 19th.


Other short programs opportunities are offered in 2020:

Kindly check with each bootcamps for their application procedures and their costs.

  • Polytech Montpellier will offer a bootcamp on “Major industrial challenges in France” from May 25th to June 12th 2020.
  • ESAIP (Engineering School) in Angers, offers a bootcamp on "Move to sustainability in France" from May 25th to June 6th 2020.

The bootcamp duration varies from 2 to 3 weeks. Please see the programs' description for detailed information about the "Community Colleges in France - Bootcamp program".

2020 bootcamps details and provisional programs will be uptaded by December 2019.

Stay tuned!

Application :
Deadline :

  • 1st selection batch: February 2020
  • 2nd selection batch: March 2020

1/ Submit short form

2/ Send to mathilde.labregere@diplomatie.gouv.fr 
- your letters of motivation (1 per bootcamp)
- your transcript of records 

3/ Ask your Community College to nominate you officially by sending an email to mathilde.labregere@diplomatie.gouv.fr


A 10-day, non-degree-granting pilot bootcamp in Paris took place in June 2017 and 2018. Each year, it has brought together 17 community college students from across the US specializing in engineering and environmental science. The program included a series of professional and scientific visits to learn about air quality control (Ballon d’air de Paris), environmental management practices for water distribution (Usine d’Austerlitz), innovative urban transportation, and lighting management in Paris.