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GEA Summer Aerospace Program

Term To Study: Summer 2013
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2013
Program Starts: Jun 01, 2013
Program Ends: Aug 15, 2013
Major 1: Engineering Aerospace
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Direct enroll
Link 1: GEA Summer Aerospace Program 2012
Program Locations: Bordeaux, Marseilles, Poitiers, Toulouse
Contact Name: Ashley Sinclair
Contact Email: asincla1@iit.edu
What is Included: The cost of this program for GEA partner university student is 2900 €. This includes pedagogic and administrative costs, visits, room and board (breakfasts and lunches on weekdays only) and transportation within France.
What is not Included: It DOES NOT include travel from USA to Toulouse and back.
Program Description

Courses and visits are performed in English. In addition "Survival French" courses will be provided to the students.

The program extends over 6 weeks, from early June to mid-July.
4 weeks will be spent in Toulouse at ENAC, ENSICA and SUPAERO and 1 full week of courses takes place in Poitiers at ENSMA. Two 4-day field trips to Bordeaux and Marseille are planned.

A break down of the program is shown below:

An average 15-20 hours of lecture per week in the courses of Air transport & Aviation Safety, Aircraft Architecture and Structure Analysis, Internal Aerodynamics of Propulsion Systems, and Combustion.

Two field trips:
- one to Bordeaux (visit of Astrium and Safran).
- one to Marseille (visit of Eurocopter, Dassault, CRNA Aix)
- Technical visits to industrial aerospace and historical sites (Toulouse, Carcassonne ...)

4 intermediate written exams. "Culture/humanities" classes will be assessed through personal written report on the visits.

Graduation ceremony in Toulouse


In accordance with U.S. partner universities, the program could count up to 3 to 6 credits toward their home diploma for which formal accreditation by the relevant bodies is required.

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