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  • Locations: Angers, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

STEM Summer Research in Angers, France!


Appalachian State University and the University of Angers in Angers, France, have a long standing partnership of collaboration. In summer 2017, the University of Angers offers summer research experiences to Appalachian students in the areas of physics, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geology, and other STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). During the program, students will live and work on the campus of the University of Angers. Last year, 10 Appstate students participated in this program. Funding is available to help with the costs through the Office of Student Research and the International Research Grant

Angers is in the heart of the Loire Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its chateaux and its natural beauty. The city is attractive for its quality of life and for its historic and artistic treasures. Angers is only 90 minutes by train from Paris.

Students interested in applying for this program should contact Dr. Tonya Coffey for more information at: 

Academic Calendar

  • Summer Semester: Mid May to Late June


Students participating on the Angers Summer STEM program will be placed in university arranged housing.  Angers will communicate directly with students about their housing placement closer to arrival.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2017 Semester
App Tuition & Fees (1 credit optional research course)  based on your residency
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
Summer 16 Estimated Expenses  
Airfare $1200 - $1800
Housing Deposit 307 Euros ($325)
Housing  280 Euros/month ($300/month)
Housing & Liability Insurance 26 Euros ($28)
Bedding Packet 25 Euros ($26)
Meals $400 - $600
1Essential Living Expenses $200 - $400
Local Transportation $50 - $100
Visa (for US Citizens) $0
Passport $150
Estimated Total Additional Expenses  
3Personal Travel and Spending $300 - $500
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc. 
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

Students must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to be eligible to apply for summer financial aid. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


Students participating on the Angers Summer STEM program will engage in research in the areas of physics, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geology, and other STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).  Students are able to enroll in an optional 1 credit summer research course.  For examples of research opportunities please view the Angers Summer 17 Research Options document.

How to Apply

Students interested in the Angers Summer STEM program should contact Dr. Tonya Coffey at:

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/16/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.