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  • Locations: Chambery, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Apartment, Dorm
Language of Instruction: English, French Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Emily Caskey Sponsoring College: J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Sponsoring Department: Hospitality Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
IAE Savoie Mont Blanc Exchange

Program Director: Emily Caskey | | Schedule an Appointment

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Students are required to meet with the program director as part of their application and this must be complete prior to the application deadline.

Wildflowers on the southeastern coast of France This program is eligible for the Gilman Scholarship Chambéry is at the foot of the French Alps, close to Europe's most famous ski resorts, natural parks and only six miles from France's largest natural lake, Lake Bourget. Chambéry is in the heart of a leading tourism region in France: during the winter it is the world’s busiest skiing area and during the summer the nearby lakes and spas attract many people. The region is also famous for its cheese, wine, and breathtaking scenery. As result, almost 50% of the region’s income is from tourism.

At the beginning of each semester, students participate in an international orientation program and will be paired with an exchange buddy to help them navigate the French culture, language, the city of Chambéry, and IAE Savoie Mont Blanc. Undergraduate students at Georgia State University who meet all eligibility requirements may study for a semester or Academic Year at IAE Savoie Mont Blanc Exchange; the fall semester runs from September - December, while the spring semester runs from January - May.

Areas of Study Include:

  • Hospitality Administration
  • Tourism Management
  • RCB electives
Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate RCB students in Good Academic Standing
  • Enrolling full-time during the exchange term
  • Participants with advanced language skills/fluency may opt to take courses taught in the local language (French)

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Course Registration & Equivalencies

Participants must register for the equivalent of at least 12 credit hours at IAE Savoie Mont Blanc per semester. In addition to registering for courses at the partner university, participants will also register for INEX placeholder courses here at GSU. Upon successful completion of the semester, students will receive transfer credit at GSU, of which, up to 9 hours of 3000/4000 credit earned at another institution as part of an official Georgia State University exchange program may be counted toward the academic residency requirement. Applicants will work with the Program Director during the application process to review projected course offerings and established RCB course equivalencies to ensure that courses transfer back to GSU successfully. More information about registering at your host university will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

IAE Savoie Mont Blanc offers courses in English for incoming exchange students; applicants must choose to enroll in courses at either the Chambéry or the Annecy. Undergraduate students may take Masters level courses, but must ensure that there is no overlap in the exam schedules for the classes they select. French language courses at various levels are also available. To view a list of available courses at the Chambéry campus, please visit the International Semester in Tourism website. For a list of courses available at the Annecy campus, please visit the International Semester in Management website.

Previous fall & spring course offerings include:

Previous Courses Offerings

IAE Savoie Mont Blanc Course Name GSU Course Equivalency
Tourism Sociology HADM 4099 Hospitality Administration Elective
International Tourism HADM 4389 Directed Readings
Sustainable Tourism HADM 4099 Hospitality Administration Elective
Cultural Differences in Business and Negotiation IB 4099 International Business Elective
Negotiation Techniques MGS 4430 Negotiation
For more information regarding established course equivalencies & course offerings, please schedule an appointment with the Program Director
Estimated Expenses for Semester Exchange at IAE Savoie Mont Blanc

Item Semester Estimate
GSU Tuition & Fees $4,643.24 - $5,538.00 (12-15 credit hours)
Accommodations $650.00/month
Meals $500/month
Books & Supplies $300
International Insurance $172.00/semester
International Airfare $1,200
Student Visa $100
Passport $145
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Participants are required to enroll in international insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for the duration of their study abroad. More information regarding this required insurance can be found in your program application. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

This program is currently not accepting applications.