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Institut d'Études Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille) - Direct Enrollment
Lille, France
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Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Semester
 Host Institution:
Sciences Po Lille (IEP)
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
 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).



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. 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.

Assisted enrollment requires W&M students to pay tuition to Sciences Po Lille. Out-of-state students often find assisted 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 at Lille will assist 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)

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

W&M student in good standing
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:
Advanced French language Skills

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:
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
Academic Year 2015-2016 04/15/2015 04/15/2015 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 11/13/2015 11/13/2015 TBA TBA