ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience Lille in ways that are inaccessible to the average visitor of France. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding as long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in France and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility! With this way of thinking, you can truly live the lifestyle of the Lillois!
Students in the Lille summer programs typically live in residence halls in single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. While single rooms are the most common, they cannot be guaranteed. The halls are close to the university and are well served by public transportation. Pillows, bed sheets, and blankets are provided. Laundry rooms and TV lounges are available in every dorm, they house a fitness center, and they generally have a garden or a yard where students can relax in the evenings. Dorms have internet facilities, however, connection for Ipad and Mac equipment may need some adaptors.
On campus, students have access to shops, pubs, and restaurants. They are also able to use the university library, a computer lab open 9-6 on weekdays, and a sports facility. Fitness, bodybuilding, aerobics, and sauna facilities are available for an additional fee through the host institution. An Olympic-sized swimming pool is located just a 10-minute walk away from the campus. There is also a health clinic on campus that students also have access to if needed.
Note: Students are to leave their rooms in the same state in which they found them. If there are any financial charges needed to clean the rooms at the end of the program, students will be charged for these additional expenses. These expenses must be paid by the student to receive their transcripts.
*All housing assignments are based on space available and are coordinated on a first-come, first-served basis.