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Advisor: Courtney Pollack Advising Required: Yes
Language Pre-requisite: None Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Level Required for Admission: Junior standing Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: No
Language of Instruction: French Language Courses Offered: Yes
Housing: Dormitory, Homestay, Shared Apt. Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is This Program Right for You?

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Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille) has a wide curriculum of courses for students interested in Political Science and International Relations. Courses are available both in English, in French with other study abroad students, and in French with French students. One intensive French course is also available for students who speak French as a second language. Studying abroad in Lille is an ideal environment for adventuresome students wanting to enroll directly at a French university in a rigorous academic environment, while achieving fluency in French language.




Academics

 

While students with no background in French can take French as a foreign language as well as a full complement of course work in English, it is recommended for AU students with interest in taking their courses in French to have a minimum of four semesters of college-level French. You have the opportunity to take any of the courses offered at Sciences Po Lille and can choose from an array of subjects in European Studies, Political Science and Public Administration, and International Relations. Courses taught in English are listed as "en Anglais."

Prior to the commencement of courses, IEP offers a Séminaire d'Integration to orient students on the French academic system and teaching methodologies. Intensive French language training is also included, to prepare students for  immersion into the French language over the course of the semester. The Séminaire d'Integration is normally two weeks before courses begin.

Students have the option of taking one French language support course during the semester.academic

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques

Students applying to study for a full academic year, who speak and comprehend at an advanced level of French, should consider applying for a Certificat d'Etudes Politiques . IEP designed the Certificat for foreign exchange students pursuing a comprehensive curriculum of French politics and foreign affairs.
 

Housing


Sciences Po Lille helps organize student housing through their online platform before arriving in France.  Students are able to choose, based on their preferences and budget, between student residences, studio apartments, shared apartments, and some homestays.  Students will pay for their lodging directly to a landlord, but the staff at Sciences Po Lille helps to organize the logistics of accommodation.

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Student Life

While Sciences Po Lille is a small  institute,  it is located in a city surrounded by other universities so there is a vibrant student life both on campus and within the city itself. A short train ride away from Paris, Brussels, and London, Lille is seen as a major cultural hub of France.  On campus, Sciences Po Lille has an office with a full-time employee who is tasked with organizing clubs and international students are actively recruited by resident students to participate in extra-curricular activities.  The International Office, comprised of 6 full time employees, organizes two weekend trips during the semester- one to visit the EU Parliament in Brussels (30 minutes away by train) and one to visit the French Parliament in Paris (1 hour by train).  They also organize academic conferences throughout the semester where they invite prominent politicians and scholars to speak to the student body.


 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/26/2017
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Varies by program 01/06/2018 06/16/2018
NOTE: Students will learn of acceptance approximately 6 weeks upon completion of application. Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/08/2018
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Varies by program 09/17/2018 06/15/2019
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.
Fall 2018 03/08/2018
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Varies by program 09/17/2018 12/23/2018
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.
Spring 2019 09/26/2018 ** Varies by program 01/06/2019 06/16/2019
NOTE: Students will learn of acceptance approximately 6 weeks upon completion of application. Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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