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Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Lille
Lille, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
Program Description:
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In France, universities are divided into smaller entities which group the faculties of certain areas of study. The Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Lille is primarily a business-focused campus and offers many business classes in English. The institution is part of the University of Lille, which was founded in 1562 by the Spanish and became French in 1667. It became established in the heart of Lille in 1854, then in 1964 it moved to its current site in Villeneuve d'Ascq (15 minutes away from the city). The entire University of Lille 1 has a teaching and research staff of 1,000 and a student population of roughly 23,000, though IAE houses a smaller subset of this population.  An emphasis is placed on learning how to a look at things from a different perspective, both academically and socially. A French language course is offered alongside regular academic content courses, especially those in business, taught in English.

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Exchange students will become part of a particularly cosmopolitan French population situated less than 300 kilometers from five European countries. There are over 60 clubs and societies on the university campus. Thanks to these associations, you can have contact with other French students.

Location
The University of Lille I is situated in the north of France, within easy access of the ports of France and the main motor way system which runs through Europe.  The university is located in Lille, France, a city of around 1 million. It is located less than 150 miles from 5 different European cities: Brussels, Paris, and London etc. Lille is the fourth largest city in France, and is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, which is the youngest of all the French regions. It is known as an industrial city, and played a significant role in the 1st and 2nd Industrial Revolutions. France has the 4th largest industrial economy, and is about the size of Texas.
 
Academic Calendar:
OSU Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Lille
Fall Fall
Mid September- Mid November
Spring Spring
Early February- Late March
 
Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Courses 
Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU.

OSU students studying at IAE can take courses in Management, Business Administration, Marketing, and other Business courses. A two-week language class prior to the start of semester is available! Click here for more information on courses taught in English.  

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Requirements
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

Costs
For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

Housing
Like many other universities in France, the University of Lille I does not have dormitory or student housing, however, the international office may assist you in locating and securing private accommodations or an International Residence Hall. For more information, please refer to the university website.  

Visa Information
Students studying for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information. The French Consulate in Houston has a very helpful guide to student visas


Helpful Links
Website for Exchange Students
International Student Survival Guide
Study at the University of Lille


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/02/2018 03/30/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/02/2018 03/30/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 06/30/2018 08/18/2018 TBA TBA