Lille Catholic University

img-lille program-photos-2012Interested in studying abroad, but don’t want to be gone for a whole quarter or year? Looking to catch up on some of your humanities or engineering electives? Then check out MSOE’s study-abroad program in Lille, France at Lille Catholic University. You’ll choose from a list of pre-approved courses and take two classes over a one-month period in June or July. All courses are taught in English.

Key features:

  • Program is open to all majors
  • Choose from courses in the science and engineering program, or the general program
  • The program runs in two sessions, and students may choose which session they’d like to attend
  • All courses are taught in English
  • Experience European culture and live within close proximity to Paris, London, Brussels and Amsterdam

List of courses: Choose two courses (one elective and one common core course for six credits total) from one of the following programs:

General Program
European Business and Management
European Integration
European Economic System
French Arts in Europe w/Intercultural Communications

Common Core
Project Management
Intensive French Language Course:

MSOE Equivalent

MSOE Equivalent
IE-340 or MS-4801


Science and Engineering Program
Landscape Management Strategies
Renewable Energy
Tomorrow Transportation System
Sustainable Energy Management

Common Core
Project Management
Intensive French Language Course:

MSOE Equivalent
Depends on major
Depends on major
Depends on major
Depends on major or MS-3220

MSOE Equivalent
IE-340 or MS-4801


What is a typical week like?
You’ll be in class from Monday to Friday. In the mornings you’ll take an elective course from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m., and your afternoon core class (either project management or French language)  runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Weekends are free to experience Europe on your own, and you’ll take one program-sponsored field trip per week.

Program cost:

The program cost of $3,396 US includes tuition, dorm accommodations, weekday lunch, and three group dinners. This does not include air or rail travel, nor expenses. Total cost may be approximately $6,000 US. Tuition includes:

  • Accommodation in student residences
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • Free access to local public transportation
  • Access to university facilities
  • Two field trips to Bruges and Brussels
  • Three group dinners
  • Welcome and orientation program
  • Tourist information and assistance
  • Tuition does not cover extra expenses such as air fare, health and travel insurance, evening and weekend meals, spending money, etc.

Program requirements:

  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students must get their advisor’s approval, and verify and approve their course work with their advisor prior to leaving
  • A completed MSOE travel abroad form
  • Student applications and travel abroad forms are due to MSOE by April 1.
  • Students must complete the Lille Catholic University application by March 15
  • Students must have a valid passport
  • Ability to pay €2,550 directly to Lille Catholic University at the time of application
  • Students must meet with Anne Deisinger, Lille Catholic University program coordinator, prior to applying.

For more information

Contact program coordinator Anne Deisinger at or (414) 277-7381.
Visit Lille Catholic University’s description of the program.

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