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How to Get into a Grande École in France Posted by on Apr 14, 2013

To many students from all over the world, to be offered the opportunity of studying in an Ivy-League school in France is tantamount to un rêve (a dream) that becomes true. Of course, la clé du succès (the key to success) is hard work and perseverance. And that means quite a lot of it! Today…

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What is an “Énarque”? (1ère partie) Posted by on Apr 12, 2010

"Same difference"?

Getting into the ÉNA is akin to taking on les Douzes Traveaux d’Hercule (The Twelve Labours of Hercules): Like any other Grande École (Polytechnique is another one, famed to be the “French MIT”), you first have to go through une classe préparatoire, where you are in for a little “avant-goût” (“foretaste”) for what is to…

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