Nancy, France Project Center

France Nancy
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture:

Located in the heart of the beautiful Lorraine region, the medieval city of Nancy is well-connected by train to Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, and Luxembourg. Nancy is known for its small streets, beautiful mansions, museums, and historic walks, as well as plenty of sports, concerts, theatres, and restaurants. Average temperatures in February fall between 30°F and 44°F. 

Housing and Meals:

Students will live in 2-bedroom dorms at École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, an engineering school in Nancy. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

French cuisine has long been considered some of the world’s best. Staples include meat, cheese, potatoes, vegetables, and pastries. A formal French meal at one’s home can sometimes last hours, and wine is frequently served. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.

Past Projects:

Past students at the Nancy, France Project Center have studied:

  • The effect of antibiotics on biogas generation from animal wastes
  • The degradation of toilet papers in wastewater treatment
  • The degradation of fuel cell membranes