Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
This university is located in Paris, France. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The National School of Architecture Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV) is the largest of 21 architecture schools authorized in France. A leader among architecture schools, it focuses first on architecture, but also on exchange of knowledge and practices within the scientific community and international culture.
The school is a public administration (EPA) under the Ministry of Culture and Communication, Directorate General of Assets in France. It is directed by Guy Amsellem, a senior official, teacher, and writer.
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
- very limited on-campus residence halls
Students must make arrangements for their accommodation in Paris. There is limited space for a limited number of applicants at the International Students University Residence (CIUP) - deadline for application is April 1 at www.ciup.fr.
- no meal plan
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
See Master Semester 7 & Master 9
Students are reminded to choose the correct level for studio classes. For instance a student who achieved four semesters of architecture in his / her home university, before his / her arrival at ENSAPLV, should choose a studio class in "Third-year license" (that means a group of L.5.13-PA (in the 5th semester ) and a group of L.6.16 - PA (in the 6th semester). The exchange student can only be registered in ONE semester studio class at a time.
A portfolio is not required but may be helpful to show professors upon arrival.
Foreign Language skills in French required for participation (at least B1 level according to Common European Framework of References for Languages). All classes are in French Theoretical. Applicants must meet with and be evaluated by a GT French professor during the application process - see application instructions for more information.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit
La Villette Grade = US Grade
14-20 = A
13-13.99 = B
12-12.99 = C
10-11.99 = D
< 9.9 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.