Over 310,000 international students choose France every year to study and experience what France has to offer. Thanks to a considerable investment by the French government, studies in France are more affordable than in many other countries. This combined with France’s strong economy, high concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and being home to one of the most innovative and dynamic economies in Europe, gives students the boost they need in their careers in France and abroad.
France isn’t just about business, its strong ties to art, music, cinema, cuisine, and new digital arts mean students can find fulfillment on and off campus.
Finally the French language is the perfect way for students to stand out from the crowd. The world’s 5thmost widely used language that is the 3rd largest language in business is a real advantage in today’s economy. France gives students the tools to succeed in their careers and in life.
Medicine, high technology, transport, chemical industries, the arts… France has been a major contributor to the world’s greatest developments. Indeed, France is home to many significant inventions, such as:
– the calculating machine – Blaise Pascal (XVII century)
– the first automobile – Joseph Cugnot (XVIII century)
– Braille – Louis Braille (XIX century)
– the first aeroplane – Clément Ader (XIX century)
– the cinema – the Lumière brothers (XIX century)
– radioactivity – Pierre and Marie Curie (XIX century)
– the chip card – Roland Moreno (1974)
– the TGV (high speed train) – Alstom (1981)
– the first autonomous, artificial heart (2013)
All these inventions show that France is today, and has been for many years, a land of creativity and engineering prowess, offering an ideal terrain for the studies and research that lead to ground-breaking, historical inventions.
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The ECAM LaSalle campus, right in the heart of Lyon, is an ideal place to live and study, offering optimal conditions for student fulfilment and success. Located in the heart of France’s second metropolitan area and number one student city (153,000 students), Lyon offers all the advantages and conveniences of a large city while also offering the friendliness, tranquillity and benefits of being close to its students.
The school supports and promotes student involvement in technical, humanitarian, cultural, and sports extracurricular activities. The processes of personally investing in these organisations, leading and taking risks is part of what helps them become engineers.