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Ecole Superieure d'Art Lorient
Lorient, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall - Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirements:
Program Type:
USF Exchange
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Sponsoring College:
The Arts
Program Primary Subject:
Fine Arts and Art History
Program Description:
Ecole Superieure d'Art Lorient
USF Exchange Program
Semester or Yearlong

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take class, live, and socialize with local French and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.

Exchange programs are competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

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Lorient is found in the Morbihan department of Brittany, on the southern coast at the mouths of the rivers Blavet and Scorff, near Quimper. Historically (and currently) an important fishing and industrial port, tourism now plays a large role in the town of Lorient. You will enjoy walking around the bay admiring the many yachts that are moored there. Many of the buildings that surround the port are relics of the days when the French Navy had a large base in the town.

Text courtesy of France this Way.

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Host Institution

Ecole Superieure d'Art de Lorient (ESA) is a small (less than 200 students) art school offering an intensive art training experience. Students will explore the history, cultural impact, and development of art as well as the applied studio time, both under the expert direction of ESA faculty as well as time to explore their own artistic vision.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students are free to select coursework from the ESA course catalogue so long as they meet the minimum requirements and are comfortable taking coursework in French.

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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees  
  • Passport and Visa fees  
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month. 

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Living Arrangements

Shared accomodations are avialable through the school for exchange students but students are free to make their own housing arrangements if they so choose.

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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Students must a near fluent understanding of French language as all courses are taught in French.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

All majors are welcomed.

A 2.5 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.

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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.

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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613

This program is currently not accepting applications.