Language for Business and Technology: France



Study for 8 weeks in the very heart of Paris, at the Maison Internationale des Jeunes et des Etudiants in the Quartier du Marais (4e arrondissement), next to the River Seine, only a few minutes' walk from Notre-Dame and the Quartier Latin, and fall in love with the City of Light!

Find out why France is so much more than berets and brie and discover French culture, architecture and arts. Visit the most famous museums, landmarks, and monuments, such as Musée d’Orsay, The Louvre, The Louis Vuitton Foundation, the French Cinémathèque et Musée du Cinéma, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Musée Arts et Métiers, la Halle Pajol, to name a few.

Experience first-hand numerous current city projects that aim to transform the Paris city area into a major world and European metropolis of the 21st century, and confirm its rank among competing international megacities by building a sustainable city. Deepen your knowledge about French companies and learn about digital technologies that include a goal to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes. Immerse yourself fully into the language and culture of France and take a cooking class in French. Integrate yourself into the French culture by doing what the French do and enjoy the most beautiful movie theaters of Paris.

Earn up to 12 credit hours in French at the 3000 level, applicable towards a certificate, French Minor or ALIS, IAML or GEML major, or in partial fulfillment of the International Plan Study Abroad requirement.

Advance your proficiency in the French language by learning and discussing fascinating current topics at the crossroads of Social Sciences, Cinema and the Arts, Science and Technology, while enhancing your resume and preparing you to work in a number of countries throughout the world where French is spoken or in demand.

As an option, you can immerse yourself even more in le français, add 3 credits and another two weeks to your stay and head to the beautiful city of Nice, on the French Riviera.

In Nice, experience firsthand numerous current smart city projects that are changing urban living. Discover southern French culture, architecture and arts by visiting must-see sites such as the musée Chagall, the Palais Princier in Monaco, the Monte Carlo casino, the musée Picasso in Antibes.  Discover and visit Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Saint-Paul de Vence.

Live with a French family and speak only French while in Nice, practicing your French with the locals.

Study Abroad in France, and have the summer of your life!


Paris and Nice, France


  • Paris: May 7 - June 26, 2020

  • Nice: June 26 - July, 11, 2020

Host Institution

MIJE Youth Hostel (accommodation for Paris) + Cocoon Space (classroom for Paris)


Maison Internationale des Jeunes et des Etudiants in the Quartier du Marais: it is in the 4e arrondissement de Paris.


You will have some of the following options in Paris:

  • FREN 3697: Paris in Cinema / Cinema in Paris (Dr. Hugonny)
  • FREN 3012: France Today: Sustainable Development in Paris (Dr. Hugonny & Dr. Gall)
  • FREN 3694: French LBAT Seminar Abroad (Dr. Gall)

After Paris, students on the program also have the opportunity to continue studying in Nice at the 3000-level with FREN 3692 - French LBAT II (3 credits), taught by Dr. Nora Cottille-Foley

Total credits:

  • Paris only: 9 credits
  • Paris & Nice: 12 credits


1) Completion of FREN 2002 (with an A) and good academic standing, OR 2) A recommendation from a Georgia Tech French instructor. 


  • The program fee is $5,400 for the Paris segment, and an extra $1,950 for Nice. Fee includes transportation from Roissy International airport, train ride to Nice, lodging, all breakfasts, all dinners, books, site visits, field trips, and insurance.

  • Program Fee does not include: Airfare, 9 or 12 credit hours tuition, visa, technology fee, independent ground transportation and meals.

  • Payment deadlines: Apply on the Atlas Study Abroad Portal from OIE before February 15th. A $500 deposit is due at the time of application and is applied to the overall program fee. For Paris only: first payment of $2,000 is due February 15th, balance of $2,900 is due March 15th. For Paris and Nice: $2,850 is due February 15th, balance of $4,000 is due March 15th. Payments are withdrawn directly from Oscar accounts on the deadline.

  • **NEW for 2020**: This year, we are WAIVING the $250 application fee!

  • **NEW for 2020 **: Incentive scholarships of $200, if application is submitted before November 15, 2019. See application/scholarships page for details.

Cancellation Policy

Students canceling BEFORE February 15th, 2020, will lose their $500 deposit.

Students canceling AFTER February 15th, 2020, must pay 30% of the program fee.

Students canceling AFTER March 15th, 2020, must pay 100% of the program fee.

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

Date Hours/Events Location
Oct 1 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m (Study Abroad Fair) Student Center Ballroom
Oct. 17 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m Savant 308
Oct. 24 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Swann 115
Nov.19  French Day Swann Atrium
Nov. 21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Swann 115