ITECH engineering students have many opportunities to go abroad and internationalize their studies: international experience, mandatory semester abroad, internships, academic exchanges and gap year.
At the end of their first year of the engineering program, students and apprentices are required to spend between 6 and 13 weeks abroad. While this is often their first experience abroad outside (not counting tourism), it also enables them to acquire new skills. This international experience enables them to become more autonomous, adapt to an intercultural context and improve their language skills. It can take the form of:
- Language stay
- Summer job
- Humanitarian mission
- Au pair stay
Internships on the student-status engineering program are also an opportunity to gain international experience before graduating. As part of the ITECH engineering curriculum, numerous internships are available, both compulsory and voluntary. All can take place in France or abroad.
At the end of 2nd year, engineering students are required to complete a 2-3 month technical internship.
In 3rd year, engineering students are required to complete a 5-6 month end-of-studies internship (Travail de Fin d’Études in French).
For European destinations, students can benefit from European ERASMUS+ grants. For “worldwide” destinations, students can benefit from a grant from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the BRMIE. To find out more about eligibility conditions and grant amounts, please see the Mobility grants page.