Toulouse, France

Summer Engineering, Technology + Society

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Information for term Summer Engineering, Technology + Society

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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The center of the European aerospace industry and home to Airbus, Toulouse is the ideal place to study engineering and technology. When you’re not diving into engaging coursework, you’ll be participating in excursions and other activities that allow you to learn firsthand about the local aerospace industry.

Unique experiences

  • Identify how current engineering and technology trends

    reflect the social, demographic, and cultural context within France.

  • Analyze at least one contemporary engineering and technology challenge

    confronting France today.

  • Recognize how the French interact

    in technical and professional settings.

  • people living in Toulouse

  • universities in the city

  • museums


Location & Culture

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Toulouse, capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region and the fourth largest city in France, is known as the “Pink City” due to the red/pink bricks that feature in many of its buildings. It’s also known for being a city rich in history as well as a major business and technology center, home to French aerospace giant Airbus and several other top technology companies. When you’re not studying or working, you’ve got easy access to the ocean and mountains, a wonderful year-round climate, a vibrant art and music scene, quaint neighborhoods, and wonderful café-lined squares.

The Culture


  • Take day trips to spots like the medieval city of Carcassonne, the city of Albi, go on a hike in the Pyrenees or visit an organic farm in the Ariège department.
  • Embark on museum visits, cooking classes, or a trip to watch a professional rugby game.
  • Take in the music and arts scene, including festivals throughout the summer.


  • Peer to peer: CIEE will organize meetings and social events between local engineering students and CIEE students.
  • Volunteering. Complete a non-credit community engagement activity like volunteering at a food bank, women’s shelter, senior center, organic farm, or after-school program for children.

Daily Life

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    Homestays: Students can choose to live with homestay families in Toulouse. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week.

    Shared Apartments: Students can choose to live in a shared studio apartment with a small kitchen. Laundry facilities are available.


    Homestays: Students typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners and all meals on weekends - which are included in the study abroad fee - at the home.

    Shared Apartments: Meals are not included.

Toulouse, France

Where You'll Study

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    All homestays, and shared apartments are located in the city of Toulouse and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of CIEE Toulouse

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What you need to know

The program details

CIEE Toulouse is located in the historical part of Toulouse, on rue Pharaon, near main squares Place des Carmes, Place Esquirol, and Place du Capitole. CIEE has developed close ties with a few prestigious engineering schools in Toulouse, including INSA (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées) and ENAC (École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), and taps into the knowledge and expertise of their professors to teach CIEE students.

All CIEE courses are taught by local faculty with advanced degrees in their field. Professors will be hired from renowned Toulouse engineering schools such as INSA or ENAC.

CIEE courses are taught in English.


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    Classes will be taken with other CIEE students only.


    Grades are based on essays, written tests, oral presentations, out-of-class project reports, class participation, and final exams. Students can expect at least one midterm and one final exam during the term. The final exam can account for as much as 50% of the final grade. In general, French professors use a French grading scale of 0–20, with 10 considered a minimal passing grade, and all final grades will be converted into U.S. letter grades.


    Students notice striking differences between education systems. Professors in France tend to be more formal than in the United States and do not see it as their role to give encouragement or individual attention to students. As a result, French students are generally very self-disciplined and do not expect to be motivated by their instructors. Classes will typically meet Monday through Friday. Students are expected to complete all of the homework assigned and take exams when scheduled.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit: 3-4 semester/4.5-6 quarter hours per session.
  • Content courses: credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours, contact hours: 45.
  • Optional Communicative French Language course: credit: 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours, contact hours: 15.

Students enroll in one engineering course and may also take an optional Communicative French Language course during one session of their choice.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.


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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support


No Hidden Fees


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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,758 **

Housing = $925 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $525

Total Estimated Costs = $2,025

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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