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  • Locations: Grenoble, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 2 semesters of language or equivalent
Student housing
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
Exchange Type:
College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study for a Semester in France!


The Université Grenoble Alpes is a comprehensive university offering high-quality training in all academic disciplines and at all levels: undergraduate, master’s, doctorate as well as certificate programs and student exchanges.The university and its students, faculty and staff are deeply tied to the world around us. We believe these local and global ties make our research, our teaching, and our communities rich and strong, and you will see them reflected in all of our key activities. The Performance Sport Department at UGA helps support students in balancing academic success and performance sport. The university has eight dedicated university sport training centers (Centres Universitaires de Formation et d’Entraînement / CUFE), where student athletes are trained by coaches provided by the federal sports community and with access to top quality university facilities.


Nestled in the heart of the Alps, residents of Grenoble enjoy an unparalleled quality of life. Each year, Grenoble is voted among the top three cities by French students who appreciate all that Grenoble has to offer. Easily accessible by bus, tram or bike, UGA's main campus offers extensive student services and a rich student life.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early September to Late December
  • Spring Semester: Early January to Late May


Students on the Grenoble program will stay at university arranged housing.

Students participating on the ISEP Exchange program option will pay the ISEP Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian and will not pay housing or meal costs to the French university.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester Exchange
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing and Meals ISEP Full Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
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
  Semester Exchange
ISEP Application Fee $100
ISEP Placement Fee $325
Airfare $1200 - $1800 
Additional Meals $100 - $300
1Essential Living Expenses $800 - $1500
Books and Materials $200 - $500
French Health Insurance $250
Local Transportation $200 - $400
Visa (for US Citizens) $200
Passport $150
Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110
Estimated Total Additional Expenses  
2Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc. 
2Personal 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

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. 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.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

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


Students in the program work with an advisor from the DSHN in order to ensure both a personalized academic experience and optimal training conditions.

Based on their commitments, student athletes are entitled to the following benefits :
-Flexible timetables
-Authorised absences for sports-related reasons
-Support initiatives
-Catch-up material for distance learning when absent
-Specially organised exam sessions
-A tutor in their field of study
-Possibility of taking courses from various academic departments

Student athletes also have access to medical and social support services. The following sports are open to ISEP students:
- women's soccer
- women's rugby
- swimming
- judo
- track and field
- tennis
- table tennis
- skiing
- cross country skiing 
UGA also can offer very high level training facilities in triathlon, basketball, fencing, & rowing. For more information please visit the ISEP Grenoble webpage.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISEP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.

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
Spring Semester 2019 08/20/2018 ** 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.