ISA Study Abroad in Lille, France

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Lille (population 225,000) is a charming city in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of Northern France that has retained its exceptional Flemish heritage while offering the luxuries of a modern city. Lille was developed around the Deûle River and has b... read more

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A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Lille, France
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about the culture. IT was great to get to study in another country and see how the education systems are different. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Vive La France
I learned how great it is to step out of your comfort zone and make new friends in a new culture. I also loved the idea of a new city to get lost and explore in. - Rockhurst University View Entire Review

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Lille (population 225,000) is a charming city in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of Northern France that has retained its exceptional Flemish heritage while offering the luxuries of a modern city. Lille was developed around the Deûle River and has been home to many political influences and cultures, many of which can still be seen on the façades of its ancient and eclectic architecture. Once an industrial hub, Lille has since become an important academic and cultural capital of northern France, perfect for students wanting to experience the best of what the country has to offer.

The city boasts an attractive old town with a strong Flemish accent, three renowned art museums, tasteful shopping, outstanding dining options, and a cutting-edge, student-driven nightlife scene. Enjoy strolling down the city's narrow, cobbled streets, or take in the essence of the city at one of its lively cafés. You will find that the Lillois have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness in which they take great pride.

ISA's programs in Lille take place at the Université Catholique de Lille, a private university founded in 1875. The university boasts an urban campus within easy walking distance of the city's cultural and commercial center. Between classes, students frequently meet with the ISA staff to receive tutoring, find out about upcoming local events and ISA group excursions, or simply to chat.

Programs in Lille include:

  • Summer:
       - French Language, Social Sciences, Arts & Business
       - Science & Engineering

  • Gap:    
       - French Language, Social Sciences, Arts & Business
       - Science & Engineering

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1990
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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