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France: Université Catholique de Lille

(French language)

The Université Catholique de Lille has an exchange agreement with Keene State College. The university is the largest private university in France and has a diverse student population of around 20,000, of whom 1,500 are international students. Courses are offered primarily in French. KSC students normally take classes in the faculties of literature and humanities, although other courses are available.

The university is located in the city of Lille, which is the 4th largest city in France. It is equally accessible from London and Paris, and lies close the border of Belgium. This is a vibrant and dynamic area in the Northwest of France, that is makes it easily accessible to many destinations in France and Europe.


The Université Catholique de Lille is approved by the Modern Languages department for FR 350 (the study in France or Quebec requirement for French Majors). Students who go in the Fall semester have the option of enrolling in pre-semester intensive French language program that includes a homestay option. In both semester, a French for foreigners class is available for credit, and students are placed in the appropriate level based upon a language examination.

Subject courses in English are available in a variety of subject areas, including graduate level courses in international relations, human rights law, political science and other areas open to qualified upper level undergraduates.

Semester Dates

Fall: Early September through December (Pre-session language course: August 22 to early September) Spring: Early January through May

Accommodation Type

Residence Hall

Language of Instruction

Intermediate to Advance French required.


As a bi-lateral exchange program, KSC students pay the same tuition, fees, room and board as they would for a semester at KSC, making this program a good value.