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This program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Grenoble at one of the premier universities in France, and take courses in Political Science, Humanities, French Culture and Civilization. Students will follow a preset track and can choose 3 or 4 elective options from a variety if courses taught in English, plus a French Language course. If proficient, students may choose to take their coursework in French.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Approval Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • Previous knowledge of French language is recommended but not required
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 7, 2021 - May 22, 2021 $15,995 Oct 15, 2020 Nov 1, 2020

*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Grenoble programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Grottes de Choranche

    In the heart of the Vercors region lies the Grotte de Choranche, a small part of the Grotte de Couffin. The cave is located at the bottom of the falaises de Presles (Presles cliffs). This limestone cliff with its 300m vertical drop is famous among climbers and offers more than 300 routes. On the way, there are waterfalls with the typical deposits of tufa or travertine, a result of limestone-rich water reaching the surface. The first chamber -largest- is 60m in diameter and up to 18m high. The most impressive -among many formations- is a huge pillar in the Galerie du Siphon. The thousands of stalactites, called soda straws are the great sights of this cave. The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with emerald green reflection.

  • Snowshoeing in Chartreuse

    The day will start in the morning in a small village called Saint-Hugues-en-Chartreuse. The village is know for it’s chapel and the Musée d’Art Sacré de St. Hugues. There will be a short tour of the museum and then off for the hike!

    Students will hike on snowshoes, guided by professionals, through the Chartreuse forests. During the hike, the guides will point out animal prints, specific plants of the region and give an overview of the region and its geography. It’s not necessary to be a strong athlete, everybody is welcomed! There will be two groups, one group for students who prefer to keep it slow and cool, and a second group for those who desire to hike for longer. If time and the weather permit, the day will be topped off with some sledding and/or students can enjoy a hot drink in the nearby cafés.

  • Annecy

    Surrounded by the beauty of the Alps and the Lac d’Annecy, the scenic town of Annecy is known as the “little Venice” of the French Alps. In fact, many say that the best way to see the city is via the canals on a relaxing boat tour. Because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s, Lac d’Annecy is known as “Europe’s cleanest lake.”

  • Lyon

    France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 18th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

  • Burgundy (Beaune & Dijon)

    Burgundy is one of France’s most famous wine-producing regions. Students on this excursion will have the chance to visit the renowned city and ancient capital of the region – Dijon – known overseas for its famous mustard, as well as Beaune. Beaune is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the district, also known the world over for its wine auctions.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 15 semester credits

This program is designed to help students who want to study abroad in Grenoble with the opportunity to explore a panorama of the humanities and social sciences in interaction with the main problems addressed in political science. Students enroll in courses taught in English, French, or a combination of both according to their language level. All students are required to enroll in at least one French course, unless at a superior/native speaker level (European Framework level C1+).

Many of the Science Po faculty are working professionals and well known in both France and abroad in their fields. Alumni from Sciences Po have gone into a wide variety of successful careers from the schools' broad curriculum. Grenoble alumni include politicians, lawyers, high-ranking civil servants, executives, entrepreneurs, artists, and more!

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    Anna Exertier

    Anna Exertier will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Marie de Rocca Serra

    Marie de Rocca Serra will be your Resident Director in Grenoble and a resource for you while you are in France!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - [email protected]

COURSE OFFERINGS

API has included the European Framework language level designations below to help students estimate which level they might place into and to be aware of the levels that can appear on their transcript. Sciences Po levels correspond to those of the European Framework. Students are placed into a level based on their French background.

BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

Beginner level students can earn a maximum of 15 U.S. credits per semester. Students complete 3 required courses: French language, a French society course taught in English, and a seminar on international/comparative politics taught in English, in addition to 3 or 4 elective courses. (European Framework Levels A1/A2/B1.1)

HIGH INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED STUDENTS

Intermediate to advanced level students can earn a maximum of 15 U.S. credits per semester. Students complete 3 required courses: French language, a French society course taught in French, and a seminar on international/comparative politics taught in English, in addition to 3 or 4 elective courses. (European framework levels B1.2/B2.1 = at least 3 semester of French language)


HIGH ADVANCED – SUPERIOR STUDENTS

High advanced to superior level students can earn a maximum of 15 U.S. credits per semester. Students complete three mandatory courses taught in French, in addition to 3 or 4 elective courses taught in French. (European Framework Levels B2.2+/C1/C2 = at least 5 semesters of French language)

Beginner - Intermediate Students (A1-B1.1 level) - SPRING

Credits = 30 ECTS/15 USA credits per semester

3 Mandatory Courses

- French Language (FLE)

- France, State, Institutions and Society (FEIS) - taught in English

- Political Involvement in Comparative Perspective OR Biology, Society and Politics OR Change in Global Politics

+ 3 or 4 Elective Courses

- Language and methodology peer tutoring – 2.5 credits

- Cinéma et Représentation de l’évolution de la société espagnole – taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- Conflits contemporains et patrimoine - 2.5 credits

- Crise et politique sociale en Europe - 2.5 credits

- Economic globalization: successes and pitfalls - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Economie sociale et solidaire - 2.5 credits

- Environmental Politics - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Généalogie des nationalismes européens, XIX-XXIe siècles - 2.5 credits

- Gouvernance Africaine - 2.5 credits

- Indigenous peoples and decolonization - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Introducción a la Civilización: España Y América Latina - taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- La construction de l’État dans les pays du printemps arabe - 2.5 credits

- Les élections en France - 2.5 credits

- Les Pays d’Europe centrale et orientale au coeur de l’UE - 2.5 credits

- Multiculturalism in Modern France - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Politique, Genre, Sexualité - 2.5 credits

- Relations internationales, entre conflictualité et tentatives d’ordonnancement - High Advanced to Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- Southern Europe Political Systems - 2.5 credits

- Théorie et Philosophie du Droit - Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- The United States and Europe Since World War II - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- German Language - Intermediate to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Spanish Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Italian Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Sciences Po multi-sports class ‘plein air’ (e.g. Nordic skiing, snowboarding, etc.) - 2.5 credits - Additional fee required. *Attendance required at all sports, every session.

- UGA Sports: Formation qualifiante (FQ) - 2.5 credits

- UGA Sports: Formation personnelle (FP) - no credit - additional fees may be required

Language of Instruction: English French   

High-Intermediate - Advanced Students (B1.2-B2.1 level) - SPRING

Credits = 30 ECTS/15 USA credits per semester

3 Mandatory Courses:

- Français pour les sciences sociales (FLE)

- France, Etat, Institutions et Société (FEIS) - taught in French

- Political Involvement in Comparative Perspective OR Biology, Society and Politics OR Change in Global Politics

+ 3 or 4 Elective Courses:

- Language and methodology peer tutoring – 1.5 credits

- Histoire transnationale de l’Europe au XXe siècle - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Micro-économie et organisation industrielle - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Institutions politiques et administratives - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Relations internationales (Géopolitique) - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Histoire globale du monde contemporain (XIXe-XXe siècles) - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Economie - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Cinéma et Représentation de l’évolution de la société espagnole – taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- Conflits contemporains et patrimoine - 2.5 credits

- Crise et politique sociale en Europe - 2.5 credits

- Economic globalization: successes and pitfalls - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Economie sociale et solidaire - 2.5 credits

- Environmental Politics - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Généalogie des nationalismes européens, XIX-XXIe siècles - 2.5 credits

- Gouvernance Africaine - 2.5 credits

- Indigenous peoples and decolonisation - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Introducción a la Civilización: España Y América Latina - taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- La construction de l’État dans les pays du printemps arabe - 2.5 credits

- Les élections en France - 2.5 credits

- Les Pays d’Europe centrale et orientale au coeur de l’UE - 2.5 credits

- Multiculturalism in Modern France - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Politique, Genre, Sexualité - 2.5 credits

- Relations internationales, entre conflictualité et tentatives d’ordonnancement - High Advanced to Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- Southern Europe Political Systems - 2.5 credits

- Théorie et Philosophie du Droit - Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- The United States and Europe Since World War II - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- German Language - Intermediate to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Spanish Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Italian Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Sciences Po multi-sports class ‘plein air’ (e.g. Nordic skiing, snowboarding, etc.) - 2.5 credits - Additional fee required. *Attendance required at all sports, every session.

- UGA Sports: Formation qualifiante (FQ) - 2.5 credits

- UGA Sports: Formation personnelle (FP) - no credit - additional fees may be required

Language of Instruction: English French   

High-Advanced - Superior Students (B2.2+ level) - SPRING

Credits = 30 ECTS/15 USA credits per semester

3 Mandatory Courses:

- Français sur objectifs universitaires (FLE)

- France, Etat, Institutions et Société (FEIS) - taught in French

- Méthodes des Sciences Sociales OR Politique Internationale et Comparée

+ 3 or 4 Elective Courses:

- Language and methodology peer tutoring – 1.5 credits

- Histoire transnationale de l’Europe au XXe siècle - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Micro-économie et organisation industrielle - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Institutions politiques et administratives - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Relations internationales (Géopolitique) - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Histoire globale du monde contemporain (XIXe-XXe siècles) - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Economie - 1.5-2.5 credits

- Cinéma et Représentation de l’évolution de la société espagnole – taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- Conflits contemporains et patrimoine - 2.5 credits

- Crise et politique sociale en Europe - 2.5 credits

- Economic globalization: successes and pitfalls - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Economie sociale et solidaire - 2.5 credits

- Environmental Politics - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Généalogie des nationalismes européens, XIX-XXIe siècles - 2.5 credits

- Gouvernance Africaine - 2.5 credits

- Indigenous peoples and decolonisation - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Introducción a la Civilización: España Y América Latina - taught in Spanish - 2.5 credits

- La construction de l’État dans les pays du printemps arabe - 2.5 credits

- Les élections en France - 2.5 credits

- Les Pays d’Europe centrale et orientale au coeur de l’UE - 2.5 credits

- Multiculturalism in Modern France - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- Politique, Genre, Sexualité - 2.5 credits

- Relations internationales, entre conflictualité et tentatives d’ordonnancement - High Advanced to Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- Southern Europe Political Systems - 2.5 credits

- Théorie et Philosophie du Droit - Superior French level required - 2.5 credits

- The United States and Europe Since World War II - taught in English - 2.5 credits

- German Language - Intermediate to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Spanish Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Italian Language - Advanced to Superior levels available - 2.5 credits

- Sciences Po multi-sports class ‘plein air’ (e.g. Nordic skiing, snowboarding, etc.) - 2.5 credits - Additional fee required. *Attendance required at all sports, every session.

- UGA Sports: Formation qualifiante (FQ) - 2.5 credits

- UGA Sports: Formation personnelle (FP) - no credit - additional fees may be required

Language of Instruction: French   

Highlights
  • One of the most dynamic research centres for Political Science in France
  • API students studying abroad in Grenoble have two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or in a student residence.

    Students who choose to live with families will have their own room and be provided with two meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and laundry service. Host families serve as a unique introduction to French culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families do not live in the city center, rather they may be located throughout the city and in the surrounding suburbs. Families who live outside the city typically have larger homes with sizeable yards.

    Students in Grenoble may also choose to live in a student residence. Students live with other international, American, and French students. Students have a single room, with access to a shared kitchen on their floor. Bathroom facilities are shared per floor, although some rooms may have bathroom amenities. Laundry facilities are available, and there are common areas throughout the building as well. A meal stipend to cover weekday lunches is provided; all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

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