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École Polytechnique Exchange

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD)

Location: Paris, France


Enroll directly at École Polytechnique and take classes together with local and other international students. École Polytechnique is a world-class educational and research institution, located approximately 30 miles from the center of Paris. The university has been educating the French scientific, industrial, and political elite since the time of the revolution. The campus is comparable to a U.S. university in that there is a real sense of community. Students live on campus and have a wide range of activities, sports, and student groups to choose from, while at the same time enjoying the proximity to one of the great cities of the world.

Students at École Polytechnique take classes in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, and economics.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Open to NU students in math, economics, science and engineering

Languages: French

Language Requirements: 

  • 2 years or the equivalent of college-level French


  • Residence halls for French and international students.

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.


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