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 and space fundamentals, as viewed from a European perspective. The contents include scientific and technical courses, but also general conferences and visits to aerospace and cultural sites. It is designed for third and fourth year students with a solid background knowledge in aeronautics and/or space sciences. A good background in general sciences is also expected. The courses and visits are performed in English. View more information here.
The program extends over four weeks in the month of June. One week will be spent at each institute: ESTACA in Paris, ISAE-ENSMA in Poitiers, ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, and ECOLE de l'AIR in Salon-de-Provence.
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.
Find more information about the institutions and cities on the program website here.
Students are provided accommodations for the entirety of the program in hotels, residence halls, and dormitory style housing.
Students will register themselves for three or six credits of Engineering 5797.10, Study Abroad in Europe. There will be an average of 15 hours of lecture per week, conferences, a 4-day workshop, visits to space industry, cultural visits, and scientific and technical courses.
The courses taught in 2018 were:
Radiative Heat Transfer applied to Thermal Control of Satellites (Poitiers)
Small Satellite Architectures and Technologies (Toulouse)
Space Military Applications (Salon-de-Provence)
Students should work with their academic advisor and transfer coordinators for credit evaluation and equivalencies.
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 Space Summer Program by the OIA deadline.
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 travel.state.gov.
The figures provided are from 2018. The estimated costs for 2020 will be updated 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 Space Summer Program. The cost for 2018 was 4,500 €. The program fee includes pedagogic and administrative costs, 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. 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 directly to the Space 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.
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.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
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