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City and Academic Overview

City Information

Population: 157,000

The setting of this alpine city is what truly makes it unique. For a panoramic view of the city and surrounding mountains, take a ride on the téléphérique, or cable car, to the Fort de la Bastille. From there, explore the hiking trails and the Grottes (caves) that were used as a defense many centuries ago. With a student population of 60,000, Grenoble is an ideal place to learn French. The slower pace of the city and the friendliness of the inhabitants make it easy to practice the language with locals. The city has several museums, numerous parks and plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, biking). For the avid traveler, Grenoble is an excellent starting point for exploration, situated only three hours from Paris by high speed train and very close to Switzerland and Italy.

Study Abroad in Grenoble

Students may study abroad in Grenoble at the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises (CUEF) at Université Stendhal – Grenoble III or the Grenoble École de Management. The Université Stendhal – Grenoble III was established in 1339 and is one of the oldest in Europe. The university is well known for its programs for foreigners learning French, and has welcomed foreign students from all over the world for over 100 years.

Business students can participate in the undergraduate business program at the Grenoble École de Management. It is one of a select group of institutions worldwide to achieve the triple crown of business accreditation which includes American accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), British accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and European accreditation by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

 

 

API Students on Grenoble

Why Grenoble?

  • Study and live in the French Alps
  • Acclaimed French universities
  • Well-established international education programs
  • Proximity to Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and the Mediterranean
  • Great skiing and winter sports (site of 1968 Olympic Winter Games)
  • Fantastic hiking and biking trails
  • Wonderful museums and cultural history
  • Amazing French cuisine
  • Beautiful Alpine views