Grenoble, France - IUT2,Université Pierre Mendes
*Much of the information below was taken or adapted from the IUT2 Grenoble website
. The map is from the US State Department.*
Grenoble is a city of 150,000 inhabitants, located in the heart of the Alps, close to many main ski resorts such as Chamrousse, l’Alpe d’Huez, les 2 Alpes, les 7 Laux. Apart from its beautiful location surrounded by mountains, Grenoble is also famous for the high standard of its universities, hi-tech research and production sites.
Whatever your interests, cultural, sports, or scientific, Grenoble will make your stay a pleasant one, with its cultural, sporting and social amenities and beautiful location with breath-taking views of mountain ranges.
Founded in 1966, IUT2 is the University Institute of Technology 2 in Grenoble and one of the 12 faculties of Pierre Mende`s France University. It offers affordable public education in a pleasant learning environment and a diverse range of university degrees including business administration and marketing. IUT2 has a strong identity, due to its specific culture and to the strong commitment to its students, professors and supervising staff. University lecturers and researchers, professors and business professionals act together to offer industry-oriented programs. At IUT2, classes are small and professors truly know their students.
Students will have core courses in Business Administration and a choice of two options in International Management or in Business and Marketing. The core courses consist of mandatory courses in French language and culture and three additional courses dealing with the business administration that students may select from a choice of seven. Students must also select the track they would like to enroll in.
This program is only offered in the Spring semester. The semester typically begins in early February and lasts 12-13 weeks.
University residences are run by an organization known by its acronym CROUS (which stands for ‘Centre Re´gional des OEuvres Universitaires et Scolaires’). This is the most economical form of accommodation but the limited access means that not everyone can be housed this way. The IPO strongly recommends that students apply as early as possible to secure housing.
All these lodgings are furnished and the monthly cost usually includes heating, lighting and water. For a self-contained ‘studio flat’ (what is called in French ‘studio’), electricity is charged separately.
The types of CROUS accommodation (with estimated costs) are:
• A traditional furnished type of room of 9 m2, with washbasin. Toilets, shower and kitchen are shared.
Average cost: 150 € per month.
• A furnished room of 12 m2 with its own toilet and shower. Shared kitchen facilities.
Average cost: 300 € per month.
• A furnished apartment ‘studio’ for one person of 12-14 m2 with its own toilet, shower and kitchen facilities.
Average cost: 380 € per month (plus electricity).
All participants in UMass Dartmouth study abroad programs must:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Be matriculated students and registered for credit
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
• Student account paid in full
• Satisfactory student conduct history. Student conduct history is provided to the International Programs
Office (IPO) by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution.
Students interested in applying must do so through the International Programs Office’s (IPO) online application, which may be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2alAJw3. Click the “Apply Now” button. At the prompt, select the first option (“I have a Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell username and password”) and enter your complete UMassD email address (including “@umassd.edu”) and COIN password. These steps will open an application for you!
The application is comprised of several “questionnaires” and “material submissions.” Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of items; many of them are very short and easy to complete. You must complete all questionnaires and material submissions in order for us to receive your application. Once you believe you have completed your application, you are welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to confirm that your application has been received in good order.
At any time during the application process, please reach out to the IPO with any questions. You may stop by our office (LARTS 016), call (508-910-6506), or email (email@example.com)!
Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by the IPO. If it is determined that you are “Eligible to Study Abroad,” a number of additional questionnaires and material submissions will be opened for you. You will be required to meet with a study abroad advisor within one week of being notified of eligibility to review the additional questionnaires and material submissions.
Spring semester - Application due Oct 10. Additional questionnaires/material submissions Nov 30
International Progams Office, LARTS 016