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École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr Semester
Rennes, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Language Instruction: 4 Semesters Recommended Program: Yes
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L’Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr

 The Military School of Saint-Cyr, known as the great school of command and leadership, form leaders capable of controlling all situations. They develop their basic leadership skills, discern in the complexity, uncertainty and decide to act in adversity. The Military School of Saint-Cyr has developed an original educational offering through integrated training around three areas of learning: academic, military and morality.
Our goal is to form men and woman of thought and action. Beyond the knowledge and know-how needed, they act on the knowledge and expertise to think, for these future decision-makers are capable of inventing the solutions to tomorrow's challenges.
The Military School of Saint-Cyr is a broad platform for meeting with other students from large schools in order to exchange their skills and knowledge. The resulting partnerships can take the form of successful exchanges of students and cadets, faculty networks, or station researchers in major national schools and universities.


Close to the legendary Brocéliande forest, Guer can be discovered through its history and walks. The Saint-Etienne Priory Memorial and Museum takes you back in its past. On the weekends discover natural sites of Guer like the Mound Dran, Stone Scrapie, and the valleys of the Aff and Oyon, while walking on hiking trails and Greenway.

Eligibility and Application Requirements
1.    Be a Norwich University student (Corps of Cadets or Civilian and a U.S. citizen) with a distinguished GPA, high PT score, and obtain the recommendation of the Commandant/Dean of Students Office.
2.    Study French at Norwich University (minimum: one course each semester) and pursue at minimum a minor in French with an overall average of at least "B."
3.    Attain a minimum proficiency level of "B" in written work at the 300-level.
4.    Demonstrate oral and aural proficiency in French, in French classes taught at Norwich and in interview sessions with Norwich professors of French sufficient to pursue study of course matter when taught entirely in the French language.
5.    Obtain a positive letter of recommendation from the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and the student’s professor(s) of French.
6.    Demonstrate an appreciation for the study of other cultures.
7.    Play an active role in the Norwich University French Club and French Table.
8.    Complete at minimum a 3-credit immersion program of study in France the summer or winter prior to the semester of the anticipated exchange at Saint-Cyr.
9.    Be willing to share his/her experience with other members of the Norwich University community upon return from the exchange experience by continuing the study of French in classes with other students and by participating in French Club and open house activities.

French Semester Program:
The academic semester in French language is open to foreign students with a good proficiency in the French language (level B2). This semester begins in September and ends in mid-January.
It is possible to attend one of the three main curriculums at MASTER / ENGINEER level.
A) Sciences, divided into three majors: mechanics, electronics and computer science. Classes cannot be chosen indiscriminately between the three majors.
B) Social sciences, divided into seven areas, communication, law, economics and management, history and geography, international relations, sociology, political science. Classed cannot be chosen indiscriminately between the seven majors.
C) Research studies Research studies are also possible in all the subjects mentioned above at the Research Centre of the Military Academy of Saint-Cyr.
Hands on French Military courses:
The Military School of Saint-Cyr offers a variety of short French Military courses in a variety of field disciplines including:
First aid under battle conditions course:                1 week
Basic Parachutist course:                                    1-2 weeks
Jungle warfare course:                                         2 weeks
Hand to hand fighting course:                               2 weeks
Commando course:                                             4 weeks
Students live in barracks-style housing.

Breakdown of typical costs (These costs are only estimates and are subject to change.)
Budget Item  
Educational/Program Fee $17,062.00
Room and Board $6,242.00
Other Fees $984.00
Study Abroad Fee $750.00
Billable Subtotal $25,038.00
Estimated Airfare $1,600.00
Estimated Passport Fee $150.00
Estimated Visa Fee $500.00
Estimated Books & Supplies $400.00
Estimated Local Transportation $500.00
Estimated Meals Not Covered Above $400.00
Non- Billable Subtotal $3,550.00
Estimated Total Cost $28,588.00

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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