France Exchange Program
Location and Culture
Cost and Billing
NEOMA has two locations where students can to study; Reims or Rouen.
Reims is ideally located in France as well as at the heart of Europe. Reims has become a major industrial crossroads: pharmaceuticals, health care, food industry, bio technology, wines and spirits, etc. Its proximity to Paris gives it obvious appeal. Reims is home to the most famous Champagne houses, performance venues and nightclubs, a multitude of theme bars, improvisation clubs, two internationally recognized theatres, an exhibition center, a conference center, several museums as well as festivals organized throughout the year.
Living and studying in Rouen means living in a city with a rich history and heritage but resolutely focused on the future. Between the river and the hills, tucked into a bend in the River Seine, Rouen enjoys an exceptional natural environment. A modern city that is rediscovering river, docks and maritime identity, Rouen enjoys a busy cultural, festive, sports and student life. Exhibitions, concerts, festivals, shows, theatre, opera, libraries, trade fairs, world and popular music, contemporary dance, cafes, bar... there is something for everyone in the city.
This area of France has a hot summers and cold winters. Average temperature in this area of France in the fall will be between 36-60 degrees Fahrenheit.
The residence in Reims is first come first serve multi-story building with studio apartments and is located 4 minute walk to Campus 1 and 13 minute walk to Campus 2. The residence is also served by buses and trams. All facilities are handicap accessible.
The residence in Rouen is first come first serve multi-story building with studio apartments and is located 15 minutes from campus. The residence is served by bus. All facilities are handicap accessible.
There is a small kitchen in each residence with a stove top (no oven), sink and refrigerator. Rental of appropriate cookware is available at the residence. There are several nearby food markets, including farmer markets, to purchase food to cook. Students may purchase food al la carte on campus for breakfast and lunch (dinner is not served on campus).
Students will travel by foot, bus or tram to and from class. On free time, students travel by foot, bus, train and plane around Europe as they may desire.
Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away. These will be billed to you on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester, and Spring semester).
- WPI Tuition and Fees
- WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
- WPI Meal Plan (if applicable)
In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:
- Local transportation
- Airfare (if applicable)
- Tourist activities and incidentals
A breakdown of all estimated expenses for France can be found here: Fall Semester or Spring Semester