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ISA Arts & Business in France Short-term Study Abroad
Lille, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jul)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
English, French
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Sydney College of the Arts
Short-term Type:
Short-term Duration:
4 weeks
Program Description:

French Language, Social Sciences, Arts & Business Short-term Study Abroad
Université Catholique de Lille, France
International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Location Lille, Northern France
Program description The Université Catholique de Lille (UCL) was founded in 1875 and is now a prestigious university 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.

Students on this ISA program will take one intensive French language course each morning at their designated language level. They will then have the choice between a variety of electives in the fields of social sciences, arts, or business. The coursework combines lectures, presentations, research, debate, group work, case studies, student participation, and sharing personal experiences, which helps to create an enlivened intercultural and interactive atmosphere in the classroom.
Courses are taught from the true beginning to superior level. An initial 1h30 placement test at the university evaluates students' linguistic skills including grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening. A 10-minute interview with a member of the ICL-Clarife (centre of languages of Université Catholique de Lille) assesses speaking ability. Following the placement test, the number of level groups are determined depending on the total number of students. Course levels are broken down as follows:
  • A1: Beginning = 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
  • A2: High Beginning = 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
  • B1: Intermediate = 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
  • B2: High Intermediate = 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
  • C1: Advanced = 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
  • C2: Superior = 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters
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Relevant subject areas Arts & Social Sciences, Business & SCA students 
Program dates 27 June – 23 July 2016
Application deadline 5 April 2016
Places available ISA programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.
Eligibility criteria When researching the ISA programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published prerequisites. You should contact ISA for course syllabi and discuss whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
Credit / Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form or email to submit an application for credit. Participation in any ISA program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit. Please contact for further information on credit transfers for ISA programs.
Arts and Social Sciences:

Language Classes are instructed in French & English.
Fees and scholarships
2016 Total program fee:  USD$5,550
  • Comprehensive advising and support
  • Tuition at host university
  • Official transcript from host university with ISA cover letter
  • Housing
  • Meals and laundry service
  • Bridging Cultures Program
  • Resident staff
  • On-Site ISA office
  • Computer and internet access
  • Excursions
  • The ISA Discovery Model
  • Cultural activities
  • Subscription to the New York Times
  • Medical insurance
  • Comprehensive health, safety and security support
  • Airport reception
  • Visa support
  • Tutoring
  • The Professional Development Toolbox
  • Scholarship opportunities
Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare, travel insurance, visa, personal expenses and additional travel.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

About the university Universite Catholique de Lille:
  • founded in 1875
  • is a private, non-profit university
  • 25,000 full time students
  • welcomes more than 2,000 international students each year from 100 different countries
  • has a unique architectural blend combining neo-gothic buildings with more contemporary constructions. The university is situated at the centre of the Vauban district, a residential neighbourhood in the heart of the city made up of cosmopolitan markets, stylish shops and beautiful gardens.
Location overview Lille is at the centre of the Paris-London-Brussels triangle. It has a strategic geographical position in Europe, located less than 350 km radius from major economic capitals through modern and varied infrastructures (motorways, TGV, Eurostar, airports):
  • Paris: 1 hour
  • Disneyland: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Les Châteaux de la Loire: 3 hrs
  • La Côte d’Azur: 5 hrs
  • London (UK): 1 hr 40 mins
  • Brussels (Belgium): 35 mins
  • fast, easy access to other European countries
Lille is also one of the biggest student cities in France with more than 150,000 students. This makes the city young and lively with a lot of cultural activities and festivities going on all year round. Luckily for the students, it is also not a very expensive city.
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