Lille Catholic University is France’s largest private university with over 22,500 full time students and 5,000 staff members. As a comprehensive university, it is home to 26 different faculties and schools and offers more than 140 distinct degrees in several centers of excellence to include Law, Economics & Management; Sciences and Engineering; Heath Sciences & Social Work; and Humanities.
Lille is an attractive and vibrant city located in northeastern France near the border with Belgium and the straights of Dover (English Channel). Brussels is 35 minutes by train, Paris is an hour, and London is an hour and a half.
It is located in one of France’s most densely populated regions with 2 million inhabitants. Lille itself has 210,000 inhabitants. The region is also a young city with a student population of more than 100,000 that makes the city very lively. It is recognized as one of France’s most dynamic towns with a wide variety of cultural and sporting activities (fine museums, concert halls, theaters). Famous throughout France and Europe for its warm and friendly atmosphere, it is alive with pubs, clubs and restaurants. Its location "at the crossroads of Europe" has made Lille a strategic place in the past but in the recent days as well. Its history is full of important events, from the different invasions to its role in WW2, makes it an interesting city to visit.
The summer program offers two 4-week sessions for students to choose from. The program is open to students of all academic majors and at all levels of French language proficiency. No previous language is required.
Session 1 (June)
Students choose a track of study from these options:
- Arts, Social Sciences and Business: all students take 1 French language course at their proficiency level and choose 1 elective course taught in English in the fields of art, business, culture, and economics
- Science and Engineering: students choose a project management class or French language plus 1 elective science/engineering course
Session 2 (July)
All students in session 2 of the summer program take the same Humanities and Social Sciences track. Students take a French language and intercultural communications course and choose 1 elective. Electives are offered in the fields of communications; European studies; and French conversation, culture, and tourism. Elective classes are taught in English.
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