Cergy-Pontoise is a vibrant university town in the heart of the
Val d’Oise. It is located close to the Palace of Versailles
and approximately 35 minutes from central Paris. Cergy-Pontoise has
about 185,000 inhabitants and over 20,000 students from several
higher education institutions in the area. Its green spaces and
location on the Oise River provide an attractive setting with
plenty of cultural and recreational activities.
Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Electronique et de se Applications (ENSEA) is a "Grande Ecole" and one of the top engineering schools in France, especially for electrical engineering. The French-American Exchange Program (FAME) is designed for UB juniors with a major in Electrical Engineering. ENSEA is a highly selective and specialized institution with 800 students and strong links to industry. Approximately 15% of its students come from outside France.
Courses are taught in English by ENSEA professors. University at Buffalo electrical engineering juniors will study alongside other students from select U.S. partners. Course selections include: Electronic Circuits & Laboratory, Computer Architecture and Introduction to Microprocessors, Algorithms Design and Analysis, Operating Systems, Signals and Systems, Fundamentals of Power Engineering, Probability and Statistics, Communication Systems, and French Language and Culture (approved to meet the Humanities UB Area in the Global Pathway of the UB Curriculum).