Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Finnish, French, Geography, German, Greek, Hindi, History, Information Science/Technology, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Multicultural Studies, Music, Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Norwegian, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Administration, Romance Languages, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Swedish, Theatre
Additional Program Requirements:
All students must be in good academic standing.
12-19 per semester
Language of Instruction:
Advanced level coursework or equivalent background required for direct enrollment, No previous language study required
University of Grenoble
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With a river rushing through the center and the tall mountains always in the background, there is no doubt that Grenoble is a stunning city. Known for being in the alps, winter sports and opportunities to engage with nature are abundant. Inside the city, cafes and restaurants line the historic looking streets, next to dozens of museums and cathedrals.
The University of Grenoble prides itself on the green spaces, peaceful ambiance, and the engagement of their students both on campus and in their community. From sports and culture, to academics, there are student organizations available for all different interests, all of which provide opportunities to connect and engage in your on-campus community.
If you are fluent in French, this is an ideal program for you! There are a wide variety of courses offered. There are also a small number of courses offered in English. There are more courses taught in English at the master’s level.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
For direct enrollment, students should have an advanced level of French prior to the start of the program. At least 6 semesters at the college level or the equivalent are necessary.
For intensive French coursework designed for non-native speakers and for English majors, at least 1 year of college-level French or the equivalent is necessary.
Students who are at an advanced level of French are most suitable for admission to this exchange program. Students with beginner-intermediate French can choose from a very limited number of English-language courses.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs. Check out this French Embassy Scholarship!
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
In Their Own Words
"My semester in Grenoble has been fantastic. I would recommend the program to anybody and feel incredibly grateful and lucky that I was able to have this opportunity. The people I've met and the places I've been over these past four months will be with me for the rest of my life and that's all I could ever ask for."
(Nicole Kurek, Major: Business Administration and Marketing, Minor: French and Chinese)
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About the City
Combining the conveniences of a mid-sized city with an extraordinary mountain setting, Grenoble offers culture, nightlife, sports, and more. Grenoble is also a hub of innovation, employing thousands of people in research, technology, and international business.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
Academic Year 2018-2019
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Most classes will start in September and end in June
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Most classes will start in September and end in January/February.
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Most classes will start in January and end in May/June
The calendar changes depending on what courses you select. After your admission, your host faculty (department) will inform you of the exact dates. Please contact us to discuss if Fall semester is possible for you - the final exam dates may conflict with your spring semester start date.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at UGA, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. UGA's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.