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|Restrictions:||W&M applicants only|
|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)|
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).
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.
Sciences Po Lille: L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Lille (IEP)
Fall Semester (September – December)
Spring Semester (January—June)
Academic Year (September—June)
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15
W&M student in good standing
At least 2 years college-level French or equivalent
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.
Courses must be pre– or post-approved. Grades will not appear on W&M transcript or be included in GPA calculations.
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.
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|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.|