A multidisciplinary university, Saint-Etienne was founded in 1970. It has a "stephanoise" orientation to the region's social and economic needs. Facilities include research labs and an electron microscope center as well as a brand-new sports center. Located an hour from Lyon and host to one of the stages in the Tour de France, Saint-Étienne is a hidden jewel known for its tradition of hospitality. Spend time engaging in a vast range of cultural and sporting activities or attend a soccer match of one of the best teams in France. Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Étienne offers a French language and culture program at the Centre International de Langue et Civilisation during the first semester. For the more advanced French speaker, students can take courses at the university taught in French. Limited courses in English are also available. 

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    Saint-Etienne is a city of the Rhone-Alpes region of southeast France, located near the Loire River. It is known as a white, blue and green area because of its skiing, boating, mountaineering and other outdoor pursuits. Saint-Etienne offers cinemas, theaters, concerts, museums, entertainment of all kind, leisure parks, a regional park with tracks for mountain biking and hiking, rock climbing, skiing and a nautical base for sailing just 15 minutes away from the university. Located in a greater urban district of 540,000 people, just 60 km away from Lyon, Saint-Etienne is the 14th largest town in France. The French Alps are only about 150 kilometers away, and a trip to the Mediterranean is about three hours, while Paris is two and a half hours by high-speed train. The Rhone-Alpes region has all the advantages of a great European region. In France, it is only second to Paris as a center of excellence for higher education and research and offers a huge potential for higher education, culture and tourism.

    The sports service (SUAPS) offers numerous activities from Aikido to water polo. The University organizes and sponsors concerts, conference, exhibitions and cultural events. International students have the possibility of participating in numerous extracurricular activities: theater, choir, student newspaper, sports, cooking and wine tasting clubs. The foreign students center sponsors tours of local sights and organizes affordable regional excursions (Lyon, Alps, medieval festival in Le Puy) as well as visits to Paris and the Côte d'Azur.

    The on-campus international student organization SaVa provides a buddy program prior to arrival to help international students get acquainted with life in Saint-Etienne. If given notice at least two weeks before arrival, the international office will arrange for pickup at the main train station either by SaVa or by the host coordinator. Otherwise, students should follow arrival directions in the acceptance packet.

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ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Liz Sinclair 703-504-9971 | LSinclair@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email.