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
- 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)
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
For more information regarding established course equivalencies & course offerings, please schedule an appointment with the Program Director
|IAE Savoie Mont Blanc Course Name
||GSU Course Equivalency
||HADM 4099 Hospitality Administration Elective
||HADM 4389 Directed Readings
||HADM 4099 Hospitality Administration Elective
|Cultural Differences in Business and Negotiation
||IB 4099 International Business Elective
||MGS 4430 Negotiation
Estimated Expenses for Semester Exchange at IAE Savoie Mont Blanc
|GSU Tuition & Fees
||$4,643.24 - $5,538.00 (12-15 credit hours)
|Books & Supplies
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
- 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
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
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303