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  • Locations: Limoges, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 09/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Programs, UNC Charlotte Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.5
Non-UNC Charlotte Students May Apply?: No Areas of Study: French
Language of Instruction: English, French Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Exchange option: Graduate exchanges, Undergraduate exchanges
Program Description:

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Academic Reputation
Limoges has two thousand years of history and is home to 200,000 inhabitants.  Located only 3 hours away from Paris and two and a half hours from the Atlantic ocean, Limoges is in an excellent position for the student eager to travel and experience many different parts of France. Limoges University has extremely accommodating staff who are willing to help you throughout your stay. The Location of the dorms is situated square between downtown and the school, proving to be an excellent location.  Limoges is known all over the world for its china (porcelain de Limoges) and for the quality of its beef (boeuf limousin).  The cultural activities that Limoges has to offer range from the famous enamel museum to the beautiful botanical gardens.

Facts & Figures
Founded in 1968Limoges
14,100 Students
1,400 Staff Members
Public University

City: Limoges
Country: France
Population: 140,000
Limoges, the sister city of Charlotte in France, is the capital of the Limousin. Founded more than 2,000 years ago, it is a historic, world-renowned city with a dynamic traditional and modern industrial sector (china, leather goods, electronic equipment) at the heart of a beautifully preserved agricultural region. Limoges, which has a population of 150,000, has been ranked as one of the best cities in which to live in France. 

1. Where can I learn more about studying at Universite de Limoges? Be sure to check out Limoges website to find out more information about the program in general.
2. Is airport pick-up available?  Unfortunately, airport pick-up arranged via the university is not available. A taxi is needed to get from the airport to campus. Information for the destination address, price, and taxi phone number can be found here
3. What will I need to complete in order to receive my visa? To get a student visa issued by France, you will need to visit the appropriate office upon arrival. This page includes all information for first time visa applicants and how to renew a visa. 

Application Process
UNC Charlotte students will first need to complete an Office of Education Abroad (OEA) application in order to receive approval to study abroad. To receive access to an application, students should follow the required steps listed on OEA's website, which outline the application process under the "Fall, Spring & Year-long Exchange and Affiliate Programs" heading.

Application requirements may include (and are subject to change):
• Personal statement in English
• Personal statement in host country language (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• UNC Charlotte transcript 
• 2 academic letters of recommendation
• 1 language evaluation (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• Disciplinary record clearance
• $135 application fee and deposit

Not all requirements may be listed above. Once students receive access to the application, more instructions can be found to assist the student throughout the process. After receiving approval to study abroad from OEA, students will be required to apply directly to the host university. OEA will provide instructions for how to complete this supplemental application after approval. Once the supplemental application is reviewed by the host university, students will be notified of their formal acceptance.

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This exchange program is open to currently enrolled UNC Charlotte sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. All students who participate in a study abroad program are required to be in good academic and disciplinary standing upon applying and prior to departure.

Institute Français Langue Etrangère (IFLE) Program
This program is targeted towards students who wish to improve their command of French.
Conducted on Limoges' Art and Humanities campus.
Students will take a placement test upon arrival and will be taking French language classes.
Students will work on writing and speaking skills as well as understanding the structure of the language, including grammar and phonetics.
Students will either receive DELF or DALF certificates depending on their level of French.
UNC Charlotte Course Equivalencies & Credit
OEA is not responsible for determining UNC Charlotte course equivalencies. Students will work with the corresponding UNC Charlotte academic departments in order to understand what UNC Charlotte credit they will receive for the courses they take abroad prior to departure. The Department Chair of the academic department will determine this (not the student's Academic Advisor). More instructions can be found in the student's study abroad application and will be communicated by OEA once they begin the study abroad process. It's important that students have as many host courses as possible approved by their academic department(s) prior to going abroad in order to have flexibility when registering for courses at the host university. Courses abroad are not guaranteed (i.e. not all courses abroad  may be open to international students, some courses may only be offered certain semesters, courses may be full, etc.). 

All courses and earned grades from abroad will be reported on the student's UNC Charlotte transcript when they return. Once the official host university transcript is received by OEA, all grades from abroad will be translated into A-F letter grades. This process can take anywhere from 1- 6 months after the end of the student's program. Students cannot earn pass/fail credit abroad (there are very few exceptions to this). Grades from abroad will be factored into the student's UNC Charlotte cumulative GPA.

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Please see the following information regarding the typical month range that students can expect to be abroad with this program. Please note that this is a general time frame and could differ per student, per program.
Fall: September to December.
Spring: January to May.


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Housing Options
On-campus Residence Hall
Off-campus Residence Hall (Studéa, Mobilogis)

For a full list of housing options, take a look at Universite de Limoges' Accommodation page.

Check out the dining options on and off campus.

Housing Application Process
If housing is available on or off campus abroad and if the housing application process is facilitated by the host university, the student will be contacted directly by the host university with further instructions. This will occur after the student has been approved to go abroad by OEA and likely after they have been accepted by the host university. Housing is not arranged for the student by OEA nor UNC Charlotte. All students will have to apply for on or off campus housing through the host university, if applicable and/or available, or will need to secure their own private accommodations (if allowed). Housing is not paid to OEA nor UNC Charlotte. Housing will be paid to the applicable entity (host university, landlord, apartment complex, etc.).

Important Reminder
Students should consider their housing arrangements before and after they study abroad. For example, if a student currently lives off-campus and have signed a lease for a year but will be going abroad during that year, they should be prepared to arrange someone to take over their lease or understand that their lease likely cannot be broken without a fee if they go abroad during that time. Similarly, while students are abroad and before they come back, it's important to determine where they will be living when they return from studying abroad.

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Tuition & Fees
Student Accounts at UNC Charlotte will bill students for full-time tuition & fees according to their in-state or out-of-state residency rate prior to the start of the semester they will be abroad (according to UNC Charlotte's academic calendar). Students are expected to be the equivalent of full-time at UNC Charlotte while abroad. This means students should be taking the equivalent of 12 UNC Charlotte credit hours for undergraduates or 9 UNC Charlotte credit hours for graduate students. Students are not also paying tuition and fees to the host university while abroad.

The following are typical expenses incurred by students studying abroad. For more information regarding Cost Estimate Sheets, please contact an Education Abroad Advisor:
- Roundtrip airfare 
- International Health Insurance 
- Personal expenses (additional meals, traveling, cultural activities, etc.)
- Application fee
- Study abroad fee
- Passport 
- Visa (if applicable)

Financial Aid
Students are eligible to use financial aid towards their education abroad expenses. Make an appointment with your financial aid advisor to ask any financial aid-related questions. Please see our financial aid page for more information.

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Please see our scholarship website for more information.

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All students must have a valid passport before they leave for their program. You can apply for a passport at your local post office or at Union Station located in UNC Charlotte's Student Union.

OEA is not qualified nor legally able to disseminate visa advice or assist with visa requirements. However, below is basic information regarding visas for this country if you are a U.S. citizen. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a visa before departure if necessary. Please visit the embassy's website for more information.

You do need a visa if...
- You are in the country more than 90 days.
- You are a student.
- You must complete the online application for Campus France, before applying for your visa. Complete this as soon as possible.
- To apply for a visa, you must make an appointment at the nearest French consulate at least two weeks prior to your departure. It is advised to book this appointment several weeks in advance.

U.S. Department of State
If you are a U.S. citizen, please see the U.S. Department of State's website for more information regarding visas. Once on the website, scroll to the bottom and choose "U.S. Passports & International Travel." At the top, choose the "Country Information" tab and type the country you are going to. Scroll down to "Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements" and read thoroughly. Note: will most likely take you to the consulate or embassy's actual website.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Students should not purchase airfare until they have been both approved by the Office of Education Abroad and have been accepted by the host university. The official start date of the program (to include any mandatory on-site orientation or events) and end date of the program (to include the last day of exams and/or any other mandatory events) will be communicated to the student by the host university once accepted.


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Interested in speaking with someone who studied abroad in Limoges? Contact a Peer Advisor

Office of Education Abroad
College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) 256
(704) 687-7747 | fax (704) 687-1661

This program is currently not accepting applications.