The Université de Technologie Troyes is a relatively new institution, founded in 1994. It is one of only three UTs in France, these institutions having been created to bridge the gap between pure research universities and application-focused Grandes Ecoles in France. It has 2700 undergraduate and 180 PhD students, making it about twice the size of JI.
One of the major emphases of the UT Troyes is an international education: all students are required to spend at least one term abroad and there are many exchange agreements with other universities (including the University of Michigan). JI students studying at Troyes will therefore meet a large number of international students from all over the world, making this winter program an ideal opportunity to experience many different cultures.
The winter program consists of four weeks in Troyes, with many cultural and historical activities, followed by a one-week “free time” period giving participants the opportunity to explore France and Europe according to their personal schedules. In Troyes, students can take either one or two courses, which transfer to JI for a total of 8 credits, making this winter program one of the most academically oriented. Leisure activities include a trip to Paris, a visit to a Champagne cellar and many events showcasing famous French food.
The UT Troyes is also part of the Global E3 network, so students who enjoy the winter program may also return for a full term’s study.
Major: ECE or ME
Study Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior
GPA Requirement: None
English Requirement: None
35 days in January/February
Two courses are offered:
CS03 Project Management (50 hours)
- Introduction: presentation of the course; definition of a project; project management organization; group working; principles of project management;
- General framework: model of project management; definition phase;
- Advanced concepts: systems thinking; risk management (FMECA); introduction to quality (QFD) and customer requirements;
- Planning phase: Financial and commercial framework; work breakdown structure (WBS); network analysis (PERT CPM); bar chart (GANTT); Microsoft project;
Scheduling resources: overview; principles; in practice; purchasing and materials management;
- Implementation phase: managing progress; principles, evaluation, prediction and reporting of cost management.
LF01 Intensive French (A1 Level) (80 hours)
- French phonetics and graphics system
- Simple interactions in daily life: introducing oneself, getting in touch with others, obtaining information, making an appointment, purchasing things
- Basic oral and written communication in French
- At the end of the course, successful participants will have knowledge fo the French language equivalent
- to the A1 ability level of the CEFR.
The cost for the program is around 18,000 RMB (for hotel accommodation) or 34,000 RMB (for home-stay accommodation). Precise costs may vary from year to year. This covers
- Intensive French Language course
- Project Management course
- Flight tickets
- Visa application fee
There will be additional fees for housing (ca. 400 Euro) as well as cultural and social events (ca. 200 Euro), payable on arrival.
It’s my first time been to the France, and I enjoy the life in the UTT very much. UTT is a university that emphasizes international exchange programs, so we can meet lots of international students from all over the world. For example: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korean, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Argentina, etc. Getting along with these guys is very interesting, cause we can know and learn about their language, culture, and even their traditional food. Besides the classmates, the course, the professors, and the activities in the UTT are all very nice. Our teacher, Melissa, taught us French in an easy way. In brief, it’s worth being to the UTT, and WP France is a great program.
Tsung Yen Yeh2013 ME student
The experience during the France program is really unforgettable. First of all, studying at UTT benefited me a lot. Although the learning process was tough, including the French language and the project management course, I made friends with many foreign students during group work and enjoyed the time spent with them. Moreover, I also learned some useful skills on living, such as cooking. Furthermore, I cannot deny that travelling in Europe was another fascinating part in this program. I went to many countries during the weekends and the one-week free time, and they all made deep impressions in my mind. In one word, the French program is worth my choice.