Georgia Tech-Lorraine: Georgia Tech's European Campus and Gateway to Europe

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Sandra Song
Director of Communications, Georgia Tech-Lorraine
sandra.song@gtl.gatech.edu

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While Spring Semester 2013 has just begun, it is not too early to think about what opportunities await your student in the fall. As your student continues to receive Georgia Tech’s world-class education and moves toward the completion of their undergraduate degree, they have the extraordinary opportunity to study at Georgia Tech Lorraine in the beautiful and historic city of Metz, France. In addition to smaller class sizes and longer “travel-friendly” weekends, your student will be taking the same Georgia Tech courses that are offered in Atlanta, taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not.

Georgia Tech established its European campus in Metz, France more than 20 years ago. Since that time, it has educated more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The undergraduate program, initially offered only in the summer, now operates year-round. To date, the highest student participation has been during the summer session. However, many say that the best kept secret about Georgia Tech-Lorraine is its fall and spring programs. In fact, the full semester programs offer students the greatest opportunities for cultural immersion. In the regular semesters, the student dorms are populated by French as well as American students (French students vacate the campus in late June). Moreover, the opportunity to travel is nearly five months, rather than the 12-week summer program.

Studying at Georgia Tech-Lorraine during the fall or spring semesters opens additional opportunities for co-curricular experiences. This past October, Georgia Tech students worked alongside French volunteers in a housing restoration project for a low-income family in nearby Thionville through “Habitat et Humisme”, an organization similar to the U.S. Habitat for Humanity.

As an added benefit of this unique international program, non-Georgia residents pay in-state tuition rates, plus a $2,500 fee to study at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, for a cost savings of nearly $7,000 per semester!

Yves Berthelot, vice provost for international initiatives at Georgia Tech, and president of Georgia Tech-Lorraine said, “The impact of the GTL experience on our students is profound and lasting. Students talk about their experiences as ‘life-changing’ and say that it is one of the most treasured memories of their entire Georgia Tech education”.

Georgia Tech-Lorraine continues to fulfill its mission to educate tomorrow’s global leaders. And in the process, the students have an experience of a lifetime.

Recruitment for the fall 2013 program will begin in January, applications are due March 20. For more information, contact Sandra Song, Director of Communications at sandra.song@gtl.gatech.edu.

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  • Created On: Jan 10, 2013 - 6:21am
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