FAME Students Testimonies

Adam - 2012
University at Buffalo(UB)
I enjoyed the small class size and the hands on experience as well as the close proximity to Paris and rail connexions to France. Having 2 two-week breaks plus other long weekends was great. I liked having the ability and the time to travel to France and parts of Europe while taking the same courses as I would have at UB.

Tom - 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UIUC)
I found that ENSEA was very helpful with any problem we had and was very accommodating. FAME was a great program for me that allowed me to experience Europe while keeping me on track with my engineering studies in the US.

Sai - 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UIUC)
I would have liked classes with the French students to increase our integration into the school. I appreciated to experience a new culture and to have time to travel. This program kept me on track for my Engineering Curriculum.

Ejovi - 2012
Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago(IIT)
The Fame program offered me a great experience and opportunity to visit different places. The program exposed me to a different culture and environment while fostering personal growth. It also gave me an opportunity to work with students of different backgrounds while keeping on track with my course schedule. I would also say that the cost of the program is great for IIT students because they can get a scholarship from IIT.

Khoi - 2012
Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago(IIT)
The FAME program gives you a chance to explore the world and experience an independent life abroad. You also learn new things about a different academic system. I enjoyed the ability to travel around Europe without falling behind my academic schedule.

Tim - 2010
University at Buffalo(UB)
I would 100% recommend this program. All the people we have met here have been awesome, really understanding. I really appreciated that the courses we took here were equivalent to those of UB and that we had the possibility to transfer credits.
I particularly enjoyed the microprocessor course, build the circuit and make it work was great! And if possible, I would have taken even more French language courses.
I think that employers are interested in people that are willing to or have been abroad, this experience will be perfect to put in my résumé.

Matt - 2010
University at Buffalo(UB)
I appreciated that the courses were taught in English but at the same time we had the chance to learn French. I enjoyed the smaller classes than in my university, for the labs and the building of circuits it was much easier to ask questions to the professors. In the US we have a lot more homework to do, for one hour of lecture we must work two or three hours at home.
I think companies will appreciate the fact that I could “survive” abroad and adapt to a different culture.

Claire - 2010
University at Buffalo(UB)
I would absolutely recommend the FAME program. I learned a lot more here during the lectures because of the smaller class than in the US. Twice during the semester we had two weeks of vacations, during the first break we travelled in northern Europe : Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Prague, during the second break we went in southern Europe : Monaco, Venice, Barcelona… We mostly travelled by train and walked a lot in the cities.
Back in the US, I would like to go on studying French language. I will miss French food and coffee !

Joe - 2010
University at Buffalo(UB)
I wasn’t planning to study abroad until I heard of this program. To me it’s a very specific program, it’s the unique study abroad program that fits exactly with our schedule at UB. It’s a perfect program for somebody who doesn’t speak the language but wants to get a good dose of culture and maintain his curriculum abroad. I really appreciated the welcome and the hospitality when I arrived in France at ENSEA.

Erin - 2010
University at Buffalo(UB)
Coming study in France with the FAME program was such an opportunity : it was a great experience of another culture and language. I hope to go on studying French language. However I think we couldn’t have attended scientific courses in French, hopefully our courses were taught by French professors fluent in English. During the weekends we could visit Paris and other French cities. One of my best memories is when we went in Normandy : we found no public transportation on Easter Monday so we rented bicycles and biked 30 kilometres to reach Omaha Beach !
In France I have experienced a different pace of life, more relax than in the US. I will miss French wine, cheese and the famous “baguette” bread.

Taylor - 2010
University of Pittsburgh : School of Engineering(UPitt)
I would strongly recommend the FAME study abroad program. The possibility to travel in Europe during the semester was really amazing.
At first I was surprised that ENSEA buildings were closed in the evening and during the weekends. Because in the US students can study in the library or work in the computer labs at any time ! Then I appreciated this different pace of life here in France.
ENSEA students were very welcoming and they didn’t miss the opportunity to practice their English with us ! I also met other foreign students from India and from Peru.
From a personal point of view, the FAME experience was enlightening !

Rawan - 2008
Colorado School of Mines(CSM)
I have enjoyed the fact of studying abroad and most of all of having been able to travel all over Europe from Paris. Moreover, this program allows us to transfer our credits which will be taken into account towards our American degree.

Alex - 2008
University at Buffalo(UB)
I have never been abroad and it was for me a great opportunity to explore the world.

Erik - 2008
Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago(IIT)
I liked the fact that the courses were taught in English. It was a good learning experience and I have also learnt a lot about life. Moreover, the cost of this program corresponds exactly to what we were told before leaving.

Amy & Shannon - 2008
Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago(IIT)
We have enjoyed discovering a different culture. Breaking the language barrier was a challenge and a good experience.

Tom - 2008
University at Buffalo(UB)
We liked our French classes very much. We were able to get some autonomy
throughout our stay.

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