Business, Science, Liberal Arts & French Language

Université Catholique de Lille
Lille, France
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Science, Liberal Arts & French Language

  • Location

    Lille

  • Host University

    Université Catholique de Lille

    The Université Catholique de Lille is a prestigious actor in the French higher education system. The UCL is a private, non-profit university, and its educational philosophy is based on excellence, humanist values, achievement, and solidarity. The campus is about a 15 minute walk from the city center, giving you easy access to all that Lille has to offer. The UCL is accredited by the French Ministry of Education (Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche).

    While the Catho is a historically Catholic university, its curriculum, campus life, and student activities are secular in nature. The faculty and student body are comprised of people from all backgrounds, and diversity is embraced. The atmosphere of the campus is similar to universities in the U.S., with a sprawling campus, beautiful ancient buildings, and green spaces. The Catho de Lille also houses a central library, a hospital complex, a sports complex, an arts center, and more.

  • Term

    Summer 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Jun 22, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 05, 2020

  • Credit

    105 - 108 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $6,950

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Program Description

Delve deeply into French language and an elective of your choice while studying in Lille this summer. Elective courses cover a variety of topics, including French culture, art history, business, sciences, international communication, and more. Most of the elective courses are taught in English, with a select few of them taught in French. You may select another science/engineering elective in your field of study rather than the French course, though most students will take a French course since options for this are limited. This program is available to you no matter your language level, and all French language courses are taught in French. These courses are taught to international students from around the world, and course instructors are from the Université Catholique de Lille.

Back to back sessions of this program are available. You may select both sessions when submitting your online application and will receive a discount from the combined price of the sessions. For more information about this option, please contact your France Site Specialist.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

105 - 108

ECTS Credits

12

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9

Academic Information

Course Selection

  • You are required to select 1 morning course and 1 afternoon course as well as 2 alternate courses
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.

Transcripts

  • The host university denotes credits using 60 minute contact hours on their transcripts. The ISA website and cover page provided with the transcripts are adjusted to reflect the standard U.S. 50 minute contact hour.
  • The transcript from the Université Catholique de Lille will reflect ECTS and contact hours. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • Each morning course will include an intercultural communications component, which takes up about 10 contact hours from the total hours for that course.

Language Placement

  • Enrollment in French courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by Université Catholique de Lille. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

Courses

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Université Catholique de Lille
Morning Classes
Taught in French
61 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
61 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
61 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
61 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Taught in English
57 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Afternoon Classes
Taught in English
Liberal Arts
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Business
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Science and Engineering
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Law
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Taught in French
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
46 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Amy Marsh

Program Manager, France

LILLE TEAM

Annamaria Antonopoulos

Resident Director, France

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the French lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Lille. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Student Residence

The student residences are located off campus, though they are well served by bus and metro. You will have a single bedroom; bathrooms and kitchenettes may be either self-contained or shared. The kitchenettes include hot plates, fridges, and microwaves. Pillows, bed sheets, and blankets are provided in each bedroom. Dorms have internet access, and there are laundry facilities on the premises as well.

You should leave your room in the same state in which you found it. If there are any costs associated with cleaning or repairing your student residence, you will be responsible for these additional expenses. These expenses must be paid for you to receive your transcript.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of France and Belgium that you may not get to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on included and optional trips to the following destinations.

Paris

You will spend the first couple of days of your time abroad in Paris, before heading to Lille. You will have plenty of free time to explore the famed City of Light and will also have coordinated activities, such as a boat tour on the Seine and a visit to one of the city's famed museums. Visitors love the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, the Opéra Garnier, and strolling down the Champs Elysées.

Brussels

The international business capital of Western Europe, Brussels' history of Roman, French, German, and Dutch influence makes it a unique yet charming cosmopolitan city. Home to the European Union, the UN, the European Parliament,and NATO, it's a great place to visit if you enjoy international politics. While on this trip, you will have a guided walking tour of the city to see sites such as St Michael's Cathedral, the Grande Place, and Mannequin Pis. In your free time,you can find quaint alleys lined with picturesque restaurants, delicious sweets shops, cute boutiques, and cafés galore. It's a great opportunity to sample Belgiun chocolates and/or waffles.

Bruges

Bruges has been called the "Venice of the North" because of its stunning canals and beautifully preserved buildings. While on this excursion, you will take a guided boat tour through Bruges, highlighting the main sights in the city. You will have plenty of free time to explore many of the city's famed attractions, including the Beguinage, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Bruges belfry.

Ypres

Ypres or "Ieper" is a Belgian municipality in Flandres with a rich history. In WW1, the city was the center of numerous battles between German and Allied forces. The city was practically reduced to rubble at that time and was rebuilt with a great respect for the past. Visitors to Ypres can tour a number of monuments, museums, and historic landmarks while also taking in the picturesque market squares and Flemish influence of the city. 

Normandy * Optional

While exploring the region of Normandy, you will have the chance to visit the beautiful walled port city of Saint Malo. You will also spend time at the famous D-Day beaches and trek to Le Mont Saint Michel, the gorgeous ancient abbey that is one of France's most recognizable landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This excursion is offered by the host university at an extra cost.

Amiens * Optional

Amiens is a lovely city in Northern France that is split by the Somme river. The city is most known for its medieval cathedral and belfry, which you will have the opportunity to visit while there. You will also take part in a guided visit of the city, where you will see its market gardens along the canal and the former home of Jules Verne. This excursion is offered by the host university at an extra cost.

Amsterdam * Optional

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is a unique and highly European/cosmopolitan city. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam became an important trading port during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, creating the iconic canals and low-laying brick buildings that are quintessential to the city today. Though a large city of over 850,000 inhabitants, Amsterdam is relatively compact and you'll find that it is very accessible. This highly diverse cultural hub is known for its renowned museums and art, all with an undeniably cozy and laid-back atmosphere.

Cultural Activities in Lille

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Lille. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Lille special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included neighborhood tours, festivals, museum visits, and the Parc Zoologique de Lille