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French Alps: Grenoble, France

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Home to the winter Olympics, cutting-edge nuclear physics research, and 60,000+ students from France and around the world, Grenoble in the French Alps offers a picturesque setting in which to immerse into local culture. Miles of Alpine trails, mountain lakes, and more than a dozen ski resorts within an hour’s drive make this culturally diverse college town a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Studying abroad in the French Alps puts a wonderland of natural beauty within reach; explore the hiking trails and Olympic ski slopes that surround Grenoble, or try your hand at indoor climbing, kayaking, or paragliding in the area's national parks. But the city is also a center in the fields of physics, computer science, and nanotechnology, as well as a hub for business studies and language learning. Take French classes at Université Grenoble - Alpes, study business at Grenoble Ecole de Management (ranked amongst the world's top 50 business schools), and gain hands-on experience through volunteering and career workshops. Wherever your academic, career, and personal interests lie, you'll find the right study abroad program in the French Alps.

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Programs to love in French Alps: Grenoble

Programs to love in French Alps: Grenoble

Social Sciences & International Politics

Social Sciences & International Politics

Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA

Spend a semester abroad in the heart of French Alps, at one of France’s prestigious “Grande Ecoles”. Instruction is available in both French and English, and coursework is organized in tracks based on your language level. Each track includes courses that ground you in foundations of social and political science as well as a variety of elective courses to round out your curriculum, and further enhance this once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity. 

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  • Starting at $17,295
French Language & Culture

French Language & Culture

Université Grenoble - Alpes

Designed for intermediate French speakers and above, you’ll choose from a range of electives that deepen your understanding of French culture while complementing your language learning.

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  • Starting at $5,695
Intensive French Language

Intensive French Language

Université Grenoble - Alpes

Hone your French in an intensive program designed for students at all language levels. Join other international students from around the world as you improve your written and oral French language skills.

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  • Starting at $5,695
Internship in Grenoble

Internship in Grenoble

CEA CAPA Grenoble Center - Extension

The Internship program in Grenoble is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course. This will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context.

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  • Starting at $6,695
International Business

International Business

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Build your international business acumen at the renowned Grenoble Ecole de Management. You’ll be exposed to a unique global business environment and given opportunities for hands-on experience to boost your career opportunities.

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  • Starting at $8,995
Study + Internship in Grenoble

Study + Internship in Grenoble

CEA CAPA Grenoble Center - Extension, Université Grenoble - Alpes

The Study + Internship program in Grenoble is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context.

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  • Starting at $6,995
Business Studies

Business Studies

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Courses in a range of business disciplines are taught in English. You’ll work alongside students from a wide range of nationalities and academic backgrounds, providing both valuable business education and a unique cross-cultural experience.

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  • Starting at $19,995

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying abroad or interning abroad in Grenoble is a life changing event for many students. Grenoble is great for students who are more into mountains and nature than big city vibes you’d find in Paris. When you study abroad in France, you experience learning outside the traditional classroom setting, gain global insight, and expand your sense of cultural awareness. You will connect with a new culture, try food, and meet people from all over the world.
Grenoble is one of the most affordable cities in France. This university town has a vibrant and active student population of over 60,000 students.
CEA offers many housing options while you're studying abroad in Grenoble. Standard CEA housing is included in your program price. In some study locations you may also have the option of arranging your own independent housing. For more information on housing, connect with your site specialist.

The CEA Grenoble study abroad program offers several housing options for students depending on their preferences. Most of CEA Grenoble's housing options span neighborhoods generally located in the town center with typical commute times to classes ranging from 5-25 minutes by bus, tramway, or walking, depending on which institution you study at.

Grenoble housing options include:
  • Apartments
  • Studio Residence
  • Homestay
You’ll find Grenoble in southeastern France, at the foothills of the French Alps and between the Drac and Isère Rivers. Olympic ski slopes, miles of Alpine trails, and snow-capped peaks surround this city often called the “Capital of the Alps.” It’s a French commune located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, close to Italy and the French Riviera.
Grenoble is best known for its cutting-edge nuclear physics research and renowned universities. The city is an epicenter for fields of study like physics, computer science, nanotechnology, business, and language learning. Studying abroad in the French Alps puts a winter wonderland of natural beauty within reach for outdoor enthusiasts with winter sports, ski resorts, hiking trails, mountains, and museums nearby.
What's Included in your Program'

What's Included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Onsite Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Onsite Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Geneva

Exploring Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Annecy

Don’t miss the chance to venture outside your host city and explore the surrounding area. Excursions are offered for all semester, year, and summer programs. You’ll receive a calendar of CEA excursions for your program during orientation.

Geneva

This excursion takes you across the border to the heart of European diplomacy, beginning with a guided tour of the United Nations. Shop for Swiss chocolates and tour a local flea market before visiting the world-famous Jet d’Eau, or water jet, on Lac Leman. Traversing the lake by water taxi, you’ll have the opportunity to experience this well-known landmark up close. End the excursion with a visit to Geneva’s old town and the Art and History Museum, specializing in Swiss and international art and history exhibitions.

Annecy

Get the chance to walk around the beautiful lake of Annecy, the purest lake of Europe and maybe take a swim! This small, picturesque town is worth the journey! You’ll be able to discover the old town and its boutiques, cafés, local restaurants and markets. Take beautiful photos on the Pont des Amours and from the castle of Annecy tower. At the end of the day, enjoy a hot chocolate while admiring the sunset on the lake.

  

Exploring Provence

The ancient city of Arles— the current capital of photography in France—is known for its Romanesque architecture and resident Vincent Van Gogh. Visit the local market, tour Arles with a guide, and spend the night in a 16th century hotel facing the Roman amphitheater and arena. A morning trip to the Mediterranean coast takes you to Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, where the annual Pelerinage d'Octobre or October pilgrimage celebrates the arrival of the town’s patron saints. The colorful procession dates back to the 12th century, where locals dressed in period costume re-enact the arrival of Les Saintes Maries. Observe this tradition while following the procession to the sea. You’ll have time to explore the village before testing your horseback riding skills along the marshy, windswept coastline.

Aix-en-Provence

Begin your exploration of Aix-en-Provence with a stroll along the famous Cours Mirabeau before wandering through Aix’s bustling Provençal market area. A guided visit of Paul Cézanne’s studio brings you into the workplace of this great painter and renowned Aix citizen. The next day, you’ll visit the Maison Saint Victoire to view an exhibition depicting Aix’s long history, from prehistoric times to the present. Then we’ll head over to Mont Saint Victoire for a leisurely hike and relaxed picnic in the beautiful mountains so often portrayed in Cézanne’s paintings.

Take advantage of the unique flavors of the French Alps. CEA offers a variety of local cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy music concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges or something entirely different, our resident staff can help you get involved in the local culture.

University-Sponsored French/International Exchange & Cultural Events

This program connects you with French LEA (Langue étrangères appliquées or Applied Foreign Languages) and LCE (Langue et civilisation étrangère or Foreign Civilization and Language) students through email. You’ll also enjoy organized international meals, dances, and weekend mountain hikes. Supplemental fees may apply.

Wine and Cheese Introduction

This popular event introduces you to a few (among hundreds!) possible combinations of French cheeses and wines. For example, learn which wine best goes with the local “bleu de Vercors” or which cheese goes well with Champagne.

Volunteer Opportunities

Immerse in local culture and language while making a difference in your host community by volunteering! You'll improve your language skills, meet new people, help those less fortunate, and promote goodwill between people of different nationalities and cultures. Volunteer opportunities are offered through a variety of local organizations and associations.

Tea & Talk
The resident staff is happy to welcome you to have tea and talk with you, either to practice your French or just to share a moment together!

Tutoring
Work on your French homework with the resident staff, and take time to review lessons or to improve your French skills!

GEM Student Associations

Grenoble Ecole de Management’s many student associations offer a range of ways to get involved, such as:

  • Altigliss, which organizes an annual Student “World Cup” ski and snowboard event in the Alps.
  • Aloha, which helps students orient to life at GEM and organizes parties and trips.
  • I.C.O., which promotes nautical sports such as swimming, boat racing, rowing, rafting, and canyoning (rock climbing in waterfalls).
  • Millési’Mets, which promotes gastronomy and oenology (wine knowledge)
  • Bureau des Sports, the student gateway to a variety of sports including tennis, soccer, rugby, volleyball, hand-ball, basketball, fitness, hiking, golf, ping pong, and badminton.

CUEF Cultural Activities

Université Grenoble - Alpes’ Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises (CUEF) offers cultural activities such as:

  • Ateliers de Conversations: This monthly conversation workshop provides opportunities for you to meet French students and practice your language skills
  • Special theme evenings such as wine tasting, salsa dancing, concerts, and ski outings encourage mingling with French students. These events are free or very inexpensive, and vary from month to month.

Content Creator Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Apply to be a CEA CAPA Content Creator! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share your study abroad story on social media. While you're documenting your study or internship abroad, you'll be building your résumé and expanding your digital portfolio too.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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French Alps: Grenoble Housing

French Alps: Grenoble Housing

*Housing options may change term over term and will be confirmed on the housing application form prior to the start of the term. Below are the housing options that have been offered in the past.

Available:

Semester
Summer

All CEA CAPA students studying in the French Alps have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located in the town center, these apartments cater to the independent, do-it-yourself type students who want to experience Grenoble just as the locals do. Cook tasty French meals with your roommates in your kitchen, meet your new neighbors – local and international alike – and make your new French apartment a home.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Office in the French Alps: 10-15 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Université Grenoble - Alpes: 20-25 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management: 5-10 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Sciences Po Grenoble: 20-25 minutes by bus/tramway

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 2 students per room
  • 2-4 students per apartment (apartment size may vary according to our numbers)

Unit Amenities

  • Shared Kitchenette
  • Shared bathroom
  • Full bed linens
  • Towels included
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone access available
  • Pay-per-wash
  • In-room heater or central heating
  • A/C
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Summer

CEA CAPA students studying in Grenoble have the option of living in a studio residence while abroad. The residence is conveniently located in the town center, close to mass transportation stations, and is open to university students and young professionals around Grenoble, making it a unique option to allow students to interact with the local student body. Students live in individual studios fully equipped, with a private kitchen and bathroom.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Office in the French Alps: 10 minutes by bus/tram; 5 minutes walking
  • Université Grenoble - Alpes: 15-20 minutes by bus; 15 minutes by tramway
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management: 15-20 minutes by bus; 10 minutes by tramway
  • Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA: 20--25 minutes by buys/tramway

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per room
  • 1 student per studio

Unit Amenities

  • Private kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Partial bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Pay-per-wash
  • Central heating or space heaters

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Summer:     $300 - $1,000    
  • Semester:   $900 - $2,000    
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Semester
Summer

Engage in the French Alps' vibrant culture firsthand when you live in a homestay with a French family. For the culture-seeking type whose study abroad goals include improving French language skills and cultural understanding, homestays provide the opportunity to dive headfirst into the daily lives of Grenoble locals. (Additional Fees apply)

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Office in the French Alps: 20-45 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Université Grenoble - Alpes: 20-45 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management: 20-45 minutes by bus/tramway
  • Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA: 20-45 minutes by bus/tramway

Meals Included

  • Breakfast everyday, 5 dinners (M-F)

Roommates

  • 1-3 students per host family

Unit Amenities

  • Limited Kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer
  • Central Heating or space heaters available
  • Fans available

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Summer:    $400 - $1,800    
  • Semester:   $1,200 - $2,400    
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While CEA CAPA highly recommends that you choose one of our French Alps housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA CAPA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA CAPA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

Typical Commute

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Meals Included

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Roommates

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Unit Amenities

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Institutions

Institutions

Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA
Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA

Founded in 1948, Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA is one of 10 Political Studies Institutes in France and part of a network of French Ivy League Schools (“Grande Ecole”). Renowned for its multidisciplinary education and research in the social and political sciences, the school also holds HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) Accreditation due to its excellence and commitment to researcher career development.

Sciences Po is a part of the Université Grenoble – Alpes (UGA), one of Europe's oldest educational institutions. The school is housed on UGA’s modern, spacious campus, located approximately fifteen minutes by bus or tram from the center of town, and features well-equipped facilities, up-to-date audiovisual equipment, new language labs, and outstanding athletic centers. Students enroll in courses in Political Science, Economics, History, International Relations, and Sociology, with courses taught in English and French.

Credit Transfer Information

Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA awards credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) system. CEA CAPA credit hour recommendations are based on the following conversion: 2 ECTS credits equals 1 U.S. semester credit. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

Students receive a transcript from Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA upon successful completion of the program. The transcript reflects ECTS credits and contact hours.

Accreditation

Sciences Po Grenoble - UGA is recognized by the French Ministry of National Education as a degree-granting institution.

Grading
Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com
Classroom and Information

  • Courses are taught by French and international faculty
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance of classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Class size ranges from 20-22 students in seminar and around 150 students in lectures.
  • You’ll take classes with other international students of equivalent language level; students with superior or advanced French language skills have the option to take classes with French students.
  • The French teaching style differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations. 

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Center
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Learning Services
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Banks & Post Office
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Bookstore
  • Laundry Facilities
CEA CAPA Grenoble Center - Extension
CEA CAPA Grenoble Center - Extension

The CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension was established to make internships more accessible to North American students. CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension courses are designed to increase your understanding of the workplace culture in Grenoble and prepare you to leverage your international internship experience in the global workforce. CEA CAPA Study Center – Extension destinations also offer the opportunity for niche academic programming and a small faculty-to-student ratio. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension, students will receive a transcript from the University of New Haven (UNH). Please note Academic Performance Reviews and staffing models for CEA CAPA Center – Extensions are modified to align with the scope of their programming.

Transcript Information

Courses at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center- Extension are transcripted by the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA CAPA’s School of Record.

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). UNH also approves faculty appointments. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension, students will receive credit for their work from UNH. Additionally, UNH ensures standards for the academic facility meet the benchmarks established by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), which approves the School of Record agreement.

The University of New Haven oversees the entire approval process surrounding CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension, which includes: faculty appointments, curriculum design, course approvals, course credit assignments, quality assurance, student assessment, and academic accommodation.

Grading
Faculty at the CEA CAPA Grenoble Center – Extension carefully evaluate student work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The following grading scale is in use for CEA CAPA center-delivered syllabi:

DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
Outstanding
(High Distinction)
A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
Excellent
(Distinction)
A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
Very good
(High Credit)
B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
Good
(Credit)
B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
Good
(Credit)
B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
Average
(Good Pass)
C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
Adequate
(Pass)
C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
Below Average
(Borderline Pass)
C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
Inadequate
(Borderline Fail)
D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
Poor
(Fail)
D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
Poor
(Fail)
F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by CEA CAPA-selected and UNH-approved faculty
  • Periodic homework assignments and final assessments will be administered
  • Class attendance is mandatory and monitored by each professor. You may access your grades and attendance on your CEA CAPA Student Portal

Amenities
  • Multi-Media
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
Université Grenoble - Alpes
Université Grenoble - Alpes

Université Grenoble - Alpes (previously known as Stendhal University - Grenoble 3), is part of the University of Grenoble system, founded in 1339 and one of Europe's oldest educational institutions. Famous alumni include Former President of Germany Richard Weizacker, Princess of Japan Masako Owada, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Today, Université Grenoble - Alpes remains an outstanding university center with a long tradition of excellence in the arts and sciences.

The university is housed on a modern, spacious campus approximately fifteen minutes by bus or tram from the center of town. The campus has well-equipped facilities, up-to-date audiovisual equipment, new language labs, and outstanding athletic centers. Université Grenoble - Alpes is well-known for its outstanding French-language teaching center.

You’ll take language courses through the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises (CUEF), founded in 1896. The center hosts over 3,000 students from more than 100 countries who wish to learn or improve their French. CUEF offers instruction in French at all levels, from beginner to advanced, prepares intermediate students for the Diplôme Universitaire d’études françaises (DUEF), and advanced students for the Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF), as well as diplomas of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and other university diplomas and certificates.

Credit Transfer Information

The Université Grenoble - Alpes utilizes a 60-minute contact hour whereas the United States higher education system utilizes a 50-minute contact hour. Recommended U.S. credits listed on CEA CAPA's website reflect a conversion of these contact hours. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

Students receive a transcript from Université Grenoble - Alpes upon successful completion of the program. Transcripts will include the number of hours per week, so US colleges/universities may calculate the appropriate number of US credits they choose to award their student.

Accreditation

Université Grenoble - Alpes is recognized by the French Ministry of National Education as a degree-granting institution.

Grading
Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com
Classroom and Information

  • Language and elective courses are taught by French faculty at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises (CUEF)
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance of classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Class size ranges from 10 to 16 students, allowing for personalized attention.
  • You’ll take classes with other international students of equivalent language level; students with superior or advanced French language skills have the option to take classes with French students.
  • The French teaching style differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Amenities
    • Student Offices
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Student Center
    • Study Room
    • Counseling Services
    • Student Health Center
    • University Library
    • Computer Lab
    • Printing Facilities
    • Student ID
    • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
    • Academic Advising
    • Language Learning Services
    • Language Exchange with Local Students
    • Fitness Facilities
    • Student Sports Teams
    • Cultural Engagement
    • Dining Facilities
    • Banks & Post Office
    • Copy & Mail Center
    • On-campus ATM
    • Bookstore
    • Laundry Facilities
    Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Grenoble Ecole de Management

    Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is a leading European institution for management and business education and holds the rare distinction of triple accreditation through EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. GEM was founded in 1984 and, through continuous improvement of its academic and professional programs and of its intellectual contributions, promotes leadership in management of technology and expertise in intercultural management for a technology-intensive global economy. GEM’s innovative pedagogy places the value of individual personalities and teamwork at its core.

    The Grenoble Ecole de Management is comprised of 3 schools: Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble, Ecole de Management des Systemes d'Information, and Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB). GGSB is the international division of Grenoble Ecole de Management and delivers English language educational programs. Its mission is to develop future managers by providing them with the international skills necessary to be immediately operational in a global, multicultural environment. Students who successfully complete a program at GGSB are issued a transcript by the Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and AMBA (Association for MBA programs).

    GEM’s programs have an international focus; the school attracts high-caliber students from diverse educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds and providing them with skills to meet the challenges of this new century. You’ll appreciate the opportunity to study alongside students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.

    Credit Transfer Information

    Grenoble Ecole de Management awards credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) system. CEA CAPA credit hour recommendations are based on the following conversion: 2 ECTS credits equals 1 U.S. semester credit. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

    Transcript Information

     Students receive a transcript from Grenoble Ecole de Management upon successful completion of the program. The transcript reflects ECTS credits. 

    Accreditation

    Grenoble Ecole de Management holds the official accreditation by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to deliver the Grade de Licence for its Bachelor in International Business program. In addition, Grenoble Ecole de Management is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and AMBA (Association for MBA programs).

    Grading
    Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
    Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
    For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com
    Classroom and Information

  • Courses are taught by Grenoble Ecole de Management faculty, business professionals, and visiting professors from top universities worldwide; most faculty members are actively engaged in applied and academic research.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • All GEM programs implements individualized learning.
  • Attendance of classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with students from around the world.
  • All business electives are taught in English.
  • Language courses are available at various language levels.
  • Amenities
    • Student Offices
    • Clubs & Organizations
    • Student Center
    • Student Lounge
    • Study Room
    • Counseling Services
    • Student Health Services
    • University Library
    • Computer Lab
    • Printing Facilities
    • Student ID
    • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
    • Academic Advising
    • Language Learning Services
    • Language Exchange with Local Students
    • Fitness Facilities
    • Student Sports Teams
    • Cultural Engagement
    • Dining Facilities
    • Free Campus Shuttle
    • Banks & Post Office
    • On-campus ATM
    • Museum & Art Galleries
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