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W&M Exchange- Lille
Lille, France (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Host Institution:
Sciences Po Lille (IEP)
 Host Institution Website:
http://iep.univ-lille2.fr/
 Language of Instruction:
English, French
 Language Requirements:
Advanced French Language Skills
 Service Component:
No
 WM/Reves Scholarships:
No
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
 Admission Requirements:
Good Academic Standing with Language Prerequisites
 Class Status:
2- Sophomore, 3- Junior, 4- Senior (first semester only; approval must be secured from Committee on Degrees)
 Program Goal:
Study Abroad
 GPA Requirement:
3.0
 CISI Medical Insurance:
Coverage must be purchased upon acceptance ($34/month)
Program Description:

Please pay attention to the term that Sciences Po Lille is currently accepting applications for. Note that, because of the differences in semester schedules, Lille may still be offering 2012-2013 materials. You are encouraged to begin your application now, however delay filling out those portions until the correct term's materials are available and posted to this application system (we will email you if you've started an application).

 

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Sciences Po Lille (Institut d’Études Politiques, IEP) is charged with study and research of contemporary politics, though students take a range of classes across the social sciences. The College of William & Mary’s exchange program with Lille is ideal for French majors or minors with an interest in the social sciences and politics, or for social science majors with intermediate or better French language skills. Classes are offered in economics, international relations, French political life, sociology, political anthropology, and more.  W&M students may choose from the full university curriculum and courses are offered in a variety of languages, including English. Please note, 8 ECTS credits are equivalent to 4 W&M credits.

Lille, capital of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, is a city of contrasts. It is home to a city center with buildings dating from the 17th century and outlying areas built up around modern industrialization. In and around Lille there are hundreds of museums, historic sites and buildings, and parks and recreation areas. The Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, the Fine Arts Museum, houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, and ceramics dating from the 15th century. It is considered the second most important art collection in France, following the Louvre. The city has a vibrant nightlife and on  weekends locals meander around Lille’s many markets.

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and Sciences Po Lille allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition to W&M while taking classes in Lille. The exchange program is best for VA in-state residents. Students not chosen for the exchange program have the option of applying for direct enrollment, which requires W&M students to pay tuition to Sciences Po Lille. Out-of-state students often find direct enrollment the best option. All W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Lille. There is no on campus housing available on this program, but staff and the international student association at Lille will offer students some assistance in finding suitable accommodations.

The Reves Center advisor for the Sciences Po Lille exchange program is Theresa Johansson.

Host Institution:
Sciences Po Lille: L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Lille (IEP)

Terms:
Fall Semester (September – December)
Spring Semester (January—June)
Academic Year (September—June)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15

Eligibility:
W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
At least 2 years college-level French or equivalent

Course Information:
Students may choose from the full university curriculum which focuses primarily on the social sciences.  Courses are offered in English, French, German, and Spanish, and a variety of formats, including semester-long classes and intensive seminars.

Academic Credits:
Courses must be pre– or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition paid to W&M.
Assisted Enrollment: Tuition paid directly to Sciences Po Lille.

Housing, Meals, Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Lille. A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/16/2015 04/01/2015 TBA TBA
 NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/16/2015 04/01/2015 TBA TBA
 NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.
Spring 2016 11/13/2015 11/13/2015 TBA TBA