Around the world with the International Forum

On 12 October 2018, ECAM Lyon held the 7th edition of its International Forum. This yearly event helps to inform engineering students in the ECAM Arts & Métiers General Engineering program on study abroad opportunities, including dual-degree offerings and semester- or year-long stays. In order to earn their ECAM Arts & Métiers engineering degree, students are required to spend at least one semester abroad.

A chance to meet with universities and students returning from abroad

Representatives of 22 partner institutions around the world took part in the Forum, which this year partnered with the European-wide “Erasmus Days” initiative.

In all, nearly 300 students took part in this daylong event. Featuring conferences, partner university booths and testimonials from students returning from their experience abroad, the International Forum enables all ECAM engineering students to choose the type of foreign study program they wish to take part in as well as their destination.

“I was really lucky to be able to gain this international experience. I chose a semester-long study program in Thailand. Bangkok is an incredible city, which is really booming! I’m looking to do my internship over there, as the country offers a host of opportunities.” – Julien Matthieu, 5th-year engineering student.

“Hot” destinations for up-and-coming engineers

ECAM Lyon offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities, allowing students to choose from a network of 80 partner universities in 34 countries (see the full list here).

For one-year and semester-long programs, the most popular destinations for our engineering students are currently Ireland, Australia, Chile and Thailand. For dual-degree programs, Quebec and the United Kingdom are in high demand. Find out more about ECAM students’ top study abroad destinations.

“For many years, Canada has drawn French students, both from a cultural perspective and for its academic and career prospects.” – Loïc Boulon, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR).