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Université Savoie Mont Blanc
Chambery, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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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Language of Instruction:
English, French Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
4 semesters completed
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Language Courses Offered: French
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Academic Subject:
Biology, Business, French, Geography & Tourism, Geology, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Sociology
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Student Exchange in France at Université Savoie Mont Blanc

To be eligible to study at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB), students must prove that they have a command of the French language equivalent to a B2 level (B1 is a minimum). Other students may enroll for an English-taught program. Students must enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS credits (equivalent of 15 BSU credits) per semester during their participation in the program.
What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to study and experience life in one of the most picturesque locations in France.
Students of all language levels can create program to fit their needs with a combination of courses in French & English.
Where does the program take place?
Chambery, Annecy, France
Explore Chambéry, a gateway city to the French Alps, with its historical buildings, museums, pedestrian squares and streets with colorful café terraces. Although the city lies at the gateway to the French Alps, it benefits from the warmer climate of the plains and France's largest lakes. It is bordered on the north by Switzerland and on the east by Italy. Savoie is about three hours from Paris and the Mediterranean coast. Tourists enjoy the area for its quality of life, magnificent natural surroundings, history and heritage, and breath-taking Alpine and cross-country skiing and water sports. Chambéry was the capital of the former Duchy of Savoie. Like Annecy 50 kilometers away, it combines the charm of an old city with the vibrancy of a modern economy
On its three university campus sites at Annecy-le-Vieux, Le Bourget-du-Lac and Jacob-Bellecombette, USMB offers particularly attractive living and studying conditions, at the heart of an exceptional environment, between lakes and mountains
With 15 000 students, a rich variety of multidisciplinary education and 19 research laboratories with an international reputation, the Université is an establishment on a human scale which provides a wide perspective on Europe and the world.

The university was officially founded in 1979 from several colleges founded in the 1960s and 1970s. To avoid a straight choice between the two biggest towns of the Savoie/Haute-Savoie region, the authorities decided to set up a campus in each city for different areas of study. The university has three campuses:
  • The Annecy-le-Vieux campus (near Annecy) is the university's "technology institute" (IUT), and teaches engineering-related subjects and business and administration related subjects. There is either the faculty of economics and management (IAE, Institut d’Administration des Entreprises).
  • Jacob-Bellecombette (1.5 km south of Chambéry) is the campus for students of languages, litterature, social sciences, law and economics. It has a library, sports hall and one cafeteria. Chambéry is the home of the university's presidence and administrative buildings.
  • The Technolac campus at Bourget-du-Lac (12 km north of Chambéry) teaches science. 
When does this program take place?

Academic Year: September to May
Autumn Semester: September to December or January
Spring Semester: January to May
What is the program content?
Exchange students proficient in French will take classes alongside French and International students. The university has a wide variety of courses to choose from in many disciplines including; French Language, Tourism, Business, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Literature, and Technology.
What is the student accommodation?
Lodging possibilities in Chambéry and Annecy.
The Université Savoie Mont Blanc has a privileged partnership with the CROUS (Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires) in order to provide bedrooms in universitary residences to a maximum of students welcomed as part of a partnership or an exchange programme, but unfortunately, we cannot garantee accommodation for everybody.
That is why we offer you other lodging possibilities:  
What is included?
Exchange students do not pay for the tuition fees at Université Savoie Mont Blanc, but there may be minor course fees and deposits paid to Université Savoie Mont Blanc. 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, HTH insurance, 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
Step 3 – Complete the USMB online application through their website
Application deadline:  
Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1
Who can I contact for more information?

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