L’Université Catholique de Lille is the largest, not-for-profit, private university in France. Founded in 1875, the university now boasts over 34,000 students and a strong focus on internationalization. Over time, vocational schools (paramedical and engineering) joined the five founding faculties (Law, Arts, Science, Medicine and Theology). Presently, the university is a major actor of French higher education system comprising 5 faculties, 20 schools, 15 research institutes, Grandes Ecoles, and a hospital group.
NC State’s long standing partnership with Université Catholique de Lille enables student exchanges for semester programs as well as the newly launched summer program. Although French is the predominant language spoken at the university, visiting American undergraduates will find a large number of available courses taught in English across its various colleges and departments during the academic year. Additionally, celebrating its 20th year, Lille’s European Summer Program (ESP), hosts hundreds of international students – including numerous NC State students – each summer who live and study in the “heart of Europe.”
Learn more about the summer 2021 Study Abroad in France: Summer at Université Catholique de Lille.