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France: Engineering Study Abroad in Troyes (Summer)
Troyes, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Eligibility: Freshmen
Area of Study: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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.

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.

UGC 112: 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 fulfills UB’s World Civilization II requirement.

All participants will be housed in residence halls on the University of Troyes campus.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer.

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.

Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Joseph Mook


This program is currently not accepting applications.