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Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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French Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
6 semesters completed
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Language Courses Offered: French
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Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in France at Université de Lorraine 

To be eligible to study at the Université de Lorraine, students must prove that they have at least a B2 proficiency level in French, preferably a C1 level. Students must enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS credits per semester (equivalent of 15 BSU credits) during their participation in the program.
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.
More information 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 mid-May
Autumn Semester: September to mid-January
Spring Semester: January to mid-May
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. The registration in the subjects will depend on the approval of the Coordinator after having analyzed the student's transcript of records. The course catalogues are available at in the section "offre de formation"
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 apartments (more than 20m2) that are fully furnished. 
What is included?
Exchange students do not pay for the tuition fees at Université de Lorraine, but there may be minor course fees and deposits paid to Université de 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 US passport and spending money.
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
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 international students studying for over three 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. Your 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
Application deadline:  
Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1
Who can I contact for more information?

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