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Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Spring 2018 10/01/2017
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Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
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Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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French Language Courses Offered: French
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Prior Language Study Required:
6 semesters completed
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Program Type: Exchange
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Université de Lorraine Exchange (Formerly Nancy 2)

What is the program about?
Located 1 ½ hours out of Paris, the Université de Lorraine is a comprehensive university serving over 55,000 students. The university is divided into two main university centers, one in Nancy and one in Metz, both of which include a variety of courses and fields of study (social and human sciences, biological sciences, material sciences, technology, management, etc.).

The exchange takes place with the Social and Human Sciences Campus in Nancy, France, where numerous courses are taught (French literature, history, geography, sociology, communication, philosophy, education, linguistics, art history, cultural studies, English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian, Italian, music).
Please browse Université de Lorraine’s website for international students at for more information, including these two pages:
More information on the campus can be found at .
Information on the courses available on the campus can be found at

Where does the program take place?
Nancy, France
Lorraine, in eastern France, has high culture and effortless grace thanks to its historic roll-call of dukes and art nouveau pioneers, who had an eye for grand designs and good living. The art and architecture in blessedly underrated cities like Nancy and Metz leave visitors spellbound, while its WWI battlefields render visitors speechless time and again with their painful beauty.

Delightful Nancy is a middle-sized city with 100,000 residents (400,000 residents with its surrounding cities) and steeped in history, with an air of refinement found nowhere else in Lorraine. With a resplendent central square, fine museums, formal gardens and shop windows sparkling with Daum and Baccarat crystal, the former capital of the dukes of Lorraine catapults you back to the riches of the 18th century, when much of the city centre was built.
Nancy has long thrived on a combination of innovation and sophistication. The art nouveau movement flourished here (as the Nancy School) thanks to the rebellious spirit of local artists, who set out to prove that everyday objects could be drop-dead gorgeous. Nancy provides plenty to do, with plenty of local landmarks, shopping, cuisine, sports, museums, operas, etc.
Nancy is less than 100 miles from Germany, Switzerland, or Luxembourg. Other cities such as Paris and Strasbourg are less than two hours away, and the national bullet trains can take you anywhere in France in a relatively short amount of time.  

Fall: High temperatures in the upper 60s falling to the 40s by December
Spring: High temperatures in the low 40s rising to the upper 60s by May

When does this program take place?
Academic Year: September to May
Spring Semester: January to May

To be eligible to study at the Université de Lorraine, students must prove that they have upper intermediate to advanced French language levels. Students must enroll in 30 ECTS credits (equivalent of 15 BSU credits) during their participation in the program.

What is the program content?
Students proficient in French can take any course from comprehensive disciplinary offerings of Université de Lorraine’s Social and Human Sciences Campus (more information on courses can be found on ). . The registration in the subjects will depend on the approval of the Coordinator after having analyzed the student's transcript of records. There is a Department on the campus that teaches intensive French.

What is the student accommodation?
Ball State students will have two possibilities for accommodation:
  1. Residences managed by "CROUS", a government (public) organisation that exists at a local level to provide scholarships, accommodation and cheap meals for students. Students may apply to get accommodation in CROUS residences but there is no guarantee that they will have one. The cost of CROUS accommodation depends on the size of the accommodation: for a room (usually 9 to 12 m2) count between 150-200 euros per month, for a small studio apartment between 250 to 420 euros per month. Consult this website in order to see the availability for dormitories in that partnership:
  2. Live off campus and rent a room or an apartment in a private residence.  The cost of private accommodation can range very widely, but it is usually around 400-450 euros per month for a studio apartment; costs can go up to 500 or 600 euros for bigger apartements (more than 20m2) that are fully furnished.

What is included?
Exchange students pay regular BSU tuition and fees at their regular rate and receive a waiver of instructional expenses at Lorraine. In addition, students will be required to enroll in the required French Social Security program for students, which allows the majority of medical costs during their stay to be covered. Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include BSU study abroad fees, US passport, HTH insurance, and spending money.

Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a study abroad scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP. In addition, students should contact the Study Abroad Office for an estimated cost of attendance worksheet in order to prepare for a meeting with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office.

Is a passport and visa required?
U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.

All admitted students studying for over 3 months must apply for a student visa at the Campus France website to receive an appointment to apply in person at the French Consulate in Chicago. A visa appointment must take place no more than 90 days before your departure to France. 

How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply  Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU

Whom can I contact for more information?
Phone:  (765) 285-5422

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