Other opportunities (with or without ECTS credits) might be available to acquire an international experience abroad. Please discuss these possibilities with the Department of International Affairs and Partnerships.
MSc in Engineering (“Diplôme d’Ingénieur”) students
The international professional assignment must be carried out in an organisation (company, research laboratory or NGO) and must be linked to the development of engineering skills. An agreement in principle on the part of the employer is required prior to signing the apprenticeship contract.
The minimum duration is nine weeks and apprenticeships are usually scheduled between academic terms four and five.
♦ Placement year
Engineering students who wish to do so may leave for an entire school year, between the second and third year of study for a junior engineer's assignment. This may be done abroad in the form of a short-term contract, an internship or a humanitarian mission.
♦ Summer School abroad
Each summer, partner universities and others offer two to eight-week short courses of a scientific and/or linguistic nature. This alternative, in addition to offering you the opportunity to discover another culture during the summer season, gives you the possibility of acquiring additional ECTS credits.
A summer school may also be integrated into your required stay abroad. The number of weeks spent will be deducted accordingly.
Bear in mind that most of our partners offer preferential fees for our students.
♦ Humanitarian missions
⇒Through IMT Atlantique: “Teubreux Sans Frontières” (humanitarian organisation initiated by Telecom Bretagne)
Countries : Senegal, Nicaragua
Each year a group of students sets out on a venture to support a developing country through bringing concrete assistance, such as :
- providing I.T. materials in different regions
- giving basic I.T. and office software training
- providing construction materials for infrastructure
If you would also be interested in taking up this challenge, contact the “Teubreux Sans Frontières” association.
More than just an experience, it's a true social commitment !
⇒ Through your own network
Students are free to make their own way and choose their own humanitarian organisation to spend a summer with, or sometimes longer.
Snapshot : François Fourcade/ Philippines