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  • Locations: Bordeaux, France; Carcasonne, France; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Marseille, France; Montpellier, France; Poitiers, France; Toulouse, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Dormitory, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Aviation Department, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Aviation, Credit Evaluation Required
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Leslie Roberts
Program Description:




ENSMA is one of the four leading French "Grandes Ecoles" for training engineers in aeronautics and space. This program will provide the students with an overall knowledge of aeronautics fundamentals, as viewed from a European perspective. The contents include scientific and technical courses, but also general conferences and visits to aeronautical and historical sites. It is tailored for undergraduate students in Aviation/Aerospace, juniors or seniors who have solid background knowledge in aeronautics and or space studies. A good background in general sciences is also expected. The courses and visits are performed in English. In addition, "French for Beginners' classes will be delivered to the students. View more information here. 


The program extends over six weeks from early June to mid July. Four weeks will be spent in Toulouse, and one full week of courses take place in Poitiers, France. There are two planned field trips during the program; three days in both Biarritz and Paris. Students can choose to extend their stay after the program in Toulouse.

Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France with a population of around 450,000 people. The "Pink City" is in southwest France and is home to the French aerospace industry and is the alternative artistic and intellectual center of France.


Students are provided accommodations for the entirety of the program including during field visits. While in Toulouse, students will live in residence halls. Each room has a bed, desk, small kitchen with hot plate and fridge, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, book case, study chair, free access to the internet via ethernet, and other amenities. Services available on campus include laundry, sport facilities and gym, lounges and a cafeteria. During field trips to other cities, you will stay in hotels.

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



AviationSummerTab2Courses and Credit

Students will register themselves for three credits of Engineering 5797.10, Study Abroad in Europe. There will be an average of 15-20 hours of lecture per week, two field trips, and technical visits to industrial aerospace industries and historical sites including visits to the aeronautical testing center of Toulous, ISAE-ENSMA laboratories and Futuroscope, and the Airbus assembly lines. The students will be graded on four intermediate exams and the visits will be assess through written reports. 

The courses for 2019 include:
- Air Transport Economics and Aviation Safety
- Aircraft Architecture and Structure Analysis
- Internal Aerodynamics of Propulsion Systems
- Fundamentals of Combustion

Students should work with their academic advisor and transfer coordinators for credit evaluation and equivalencies.



AviationSummerTab3Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be completing sophomore year, or have Junior or Senior standing, and be an Engineering major. Students are required to submit an online application to ENSMA at Aviation Summer Program by the OIA deadline (January 3). The OSU access code for the ENSMA application is E2F4G6H1, which will be entered to create an account on the application page.

Students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Additionally, all students will be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

The figures provided are from 2019. The estimated costs for 2020 will be announced soon. Please note that the costs will differ based on chances to the program itinerary, fluctuations in exchange rates and other variables.

Students will pay costs directly to Aviation Summer Program. The cost for 2019 is 4,100 €. The program fee includes pedagogic and administrative costs, site visits, room and board (breakfasts and lunches on weekdays only), and transportation within France for program excursions. It does not include dinners, weekend meals, international airfare, or personal expenses and travel. During school days, breakfast and lunches are included. Dinners are not included but can be purchased at the school cafeteria at an inexpensive price. Students are responsible for all of their meals on the weekends.

A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021.

Students will pay a deposit of 700 Euros directly to the Aviation Summer program 15 days after official admission to the program. The detailed breakdown of the costs can be found on the budget sheet.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

  • Join us for the Education Abroad Expo on Tuesday, September 4, 2 - 6 p.m. located in the Ohio Union East Ballroom 
  • Engineering and Knowlton Abroad Expo, Tuesday, October 9, 3 5:30 p.m. in E100 Scott Lab 


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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



This experience helped me realize that I have a passion for avionics and that’s what I would like a career in. This happened in one visit to Collins Aerospace, one of the biggest manufacturers of avionics equipment in the world. 
     — Summer, 2019 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.