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UK Exchange: Ecole Nationale D'Architecture de Montpellier - ENSAM (Design)
Montpellier, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fees and Policies Academic Year,
Fall
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Architecture
Course Language:
French
Housing Options:
Apartment(shared), Hostel/Hotel, Independent Housing, Other, Residence Hall
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Program Description:
Ecole Nationale D'Architecture de Montpellier - ENSAM
Montpellier, France

Program Overview
ENSAM-Montpellier is one of France's 20 higher national schools of Architecture offering the equivalent of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees.  Many of the faculty teaching at the institution are practicing architects.  Located in the southern French city of Montpellier, ENSAM is a small institution with around 1000 undergraduate students.

ENSAM is well-known for educating professionals with solid competences in the construction field. To complement the theoretical courses and the practical training of architecture in studios, workshops are organized to allow experimentation in different subjects such as: emergency housing, stone building, free form design, naval architecture, design, scenography, etc.


Highlights
  • Live and learn alongside local students
  • Courses taught in French but some master classes and workshops are offered in English
  • Explore the history of France's eighth largest city in your free time 
Eligibility
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate UK students studying architecture.

Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from ENSAM-Montpellier. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by ENSAM-Montpellier. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Housing & Meals
Students are required to secure their own housing for the term abroad. Students are also responsible for all meals during the duration of the term abroad. 

Student Life
Information to follow. Please check back.

Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to ENSAM-Montpellier. Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator (see below) on how to access the ENSAM-Montpellier application AFTER their UK application has been approved. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to create a larger financial aid package. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into France and have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. Please consult the website of the Embassy of France or your Education Abroad Advisor for more  information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, laurence.tuccori@uky.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/31/2014 ** Rolling Admission 02/09/2015 06/26/2015
NOTE: Term dates are approximate.
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.