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Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace

Toulouse, France



The ISAE-Institut Superieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace Aviation Summer Program will provide students with an overall knowledge of aeronautics fundamentals, as viewed from a European point of view. The program includes scientific and technical courses as well as general conferences and visits to aeronautical and historical sites.


  • Good standing with the College of Engineering
  • Completion of AE321 OR AE323 AND AE311 AND AE312 are required for participation in this program
  • No foreign language requirement for this program
  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required


This is a 6 week program which includes 4 weeks in Toulouse, 1 week in Poitiers, and two 4-day field trips to Biarritz and Paris. Courses and visits are performed in English. In addition, 'French for beginners' classes will be provided to the students. The program is tailored to undergraduate students in Aviation/Aerospace, Juniors or Seniors who have a solid background knowledge in aeronautics and/or space sciences. A good background in general sciences is expected.

Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office.  Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database, which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents, can be found at

All classes in this program will be taught in English, with the exception of language courses.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following: 
  • 4 hrs AE tech elect
    • Air Transport & Aviation Safety: 1 hr technical elective
    • Aircraft Structures: 1 hr technical elective
    • Combustion & Intro to Detonation: 1 hr technical elective
    • Aircraft Engines: 1 hr technical elective
  • Cultural/industrial visits: 4 credits western liberal education/international minor
If credit is used toward the International Minor, 4 hrs will count toward the “Other” requirement.

Program fulfills the residency requirement of the International Minor.


Students will live in student housing with breakfast and lunch provided on weekdays only.


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email

Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2.  Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.  
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Phase 2: Host University Application
  1. If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your International Programs in Engineering Study Abroad Advisor to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  2.  Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.


International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054


Hours:  Mondays – Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 PM (CST) Walk-ins
                 Otherwise by appointment, to schedule an appointment please visit

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
02/16/2019 06/01/2019 07/14/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.