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  • Locations: Troyes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/07/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2018 06/24/2018
NOTE: Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline and students will be notified 1-2 weeks after the application deadline with application decisions. Students will depart the US on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to arrive in France on Friday, May 18, 2018 for the start of the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Eligibility: Freshmen
Area of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Term: Summer
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Olga Crombie
Credits: 6
Program Description:

Engineering Study Abroad in Troyes


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Troyes, with its safe and friendly safe atmosphere, is an ideal place to be a student in France. Only an hour and a half from Paris by road or rail, this small city of 120,000 is rich in art and history yet also boasts a vibrant cultural and artistic life, a thriving economy and many sporting activities.

Troyes was the historic center of the Champagne region of France. The Aube region's vineyards produce a quarter of all Champagne wine, and the scenic local route 'La Route du Champagne' takes you through charming villages and beautiful countryside. The old city center is preserved in the medieval architecture, half-timbered houses and Champagne checkerboard façades of alternating dark-red and chalk bricks. Known locally as the 'Champagne Cork' because of its unusual shape, the old city center is a magnificent place to sit and enjoy fine summer weather at one of the many outdoor cafes.

At the other end of the architectural scale, the Université de Technologie de Troyes has one of the most modern facilities anywhere and its main academic building looks like it came from a sci-fi movie set. Troyes has many modern industries and is France's capital for both production and marketing of textile products, notably through its numerous factory shops concentrated on two sites on the outskirts of the city. World-famous brands of clothing such as Lacoste, Petit Bateau, Absorba and DD are produced in Troyes. Even Benetton, the renowned Italian company, has chosen to base part of its production in Troyes.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Undergraduate engineering students will earn a total of 6 credits upon successful completion of two courses:

EAS 207: Statics (3 credits)
Taught by UB Faculty Member. Application of mechanics to the study of static equilibrium of rigid and elastic bodies. Topics include composition and resolution of forces; moments and couples; equivalent force systems, free-body diagrams; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; forces in trusses and beams; friction forces; first and second moments of area; moments and product of inertia; methods of virtual work and total potential energy.

Although the EAS 207 course is not required for Chemical Engineering students, EAS 207 can be used to fulfill the “200+ Technical Elective”. 

World Civilization II: Intro to European Union (3 credits)
Taught by UTT Faculty Member. European Union’s institutions and challenges, the building of a European model and culture, France’s role in Europe and in the world, French political and economic system, French technology, a taste of French culture (discovery of the Champagne region and industry), basic concepts in intercultural communication, “survival” French. This course has been approved to meet the Civilization and History or Humanities UB Area in the Global Pathway of the UB Curriculum.

Please read the 
Engineering Study Abroad in Troyes Summer 2017 Study Abroad Program Guide for more information and note that this will be updated and made available to students accepted to the program through the online application system. 
ACCOMMODATION
All participants will be housed in residence halls on the University of Troyes campus.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer. Please note the budget sheet currently lists the Summer 2017 program expenses. Summer 2018 program expenses will be posted as soon as updated information is available.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are welcome from UB and other SUNY undergraduate engineering students who will have completed General Physics (PHY107) and College Calculus II (MTH142) by the end of their freshman year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Joseph Mook
mook@buffalo.edu