Engineering a Global Economy at Georgia Tech-Lorraine

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Dr. Yves Berthelot, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
President, Georgia Tech-Lorraine

In today's global economy, market forces drive us to prepare our students for international experiences, developing a greater cross-cultural understanding and a global perspective. Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL), Georgia Tech's first international campus, is a highly innovative institution offering year-round programs and diverse course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At GTL, students from around the world get the opportunity to study in the heart of Europe and take courses taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty. Georgia Tech-Lorraine offers a balance of engineering, computer science, French language, and social science courses from the Georgia Tech course catalog, so students can seamlessly continue working toward their degree. Students also have an opportunity to take advantage of internships, become immersed in the local culture, and interact with faculty beyond the classroom; all of which leads to a unique and personalized experience.

Georgia Tech-Lorraine also has cooperative agreements with local partner institutions that enable GTL graduate students to pursue double degrees in engineering and sciences. Within the framework of these agreements, students take courses at Georgia Tech-Lorraine as well as those offered by global partner institutions, in the local language. Upon successful completion of these highly innovative immersion programs, students gain a greater global perspective and are awarded a master's degree from Georgia Tech and a master's degree from our European partner institution.

As a result of their experiences at GTL, students are well-equipped to become the leading global engineers, scientists and leaders of the future. Not only do students build an excellent foundation in engineering, but they also emerge with the ability to recognize and adapt to a dynamic global market and emerging European academic, research and industrial arenas. What's more, in today's challenging economic times, GTL provides tremendous education value, particularly for out-of-state students; where studying at GTL can save up to $6,000 when compared with a semester of study in Atlanta.

We look forward to having the opportunity to host your student at Georgia Tech - Lorraine and welcome you to visit the GT-Lorraine Web site or contact Catherine Bass at 404-894-6364 for more details.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
  • Created: 04/02/2009
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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