An engineering and technology education collaboration between the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) housed in Bethune campus of the Universite' d'Artois in France and the Altoona College of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State Altoona) is described. The collaboration comprises faculty exchange, short-term student industrial placement, teleconferencing, and curriculum development. The activities that are being conducted both at IUT Bethune and at Penn State Altoona as a result of the collaboration are discussed. The obstacles encountered by both IUT Bethune and Penn State Altoona in carrying out the collaborative activities are also described. Finally, present success and future promises of the collaboration between the two institutions are discussed.
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