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Lille Exchange Program

Photo of Lille 1 Campus
Photo credit: Université Lille 1 site

Hosted by Morris's
French Discipline

The University of Minnesota Morris has an exchange program with the Universités 1 and 3 à Lille, France.

Under the auspices of this exchange program, Morris can send up to 2 students per year to Lille. Those students can take courses at Lille 1 and Lille 3, while paying tuition at Morris. This exchange option therefore keeps costs down and is about half of what similar, non-exchange programs cost.

Imagine yourself spending a year (or a semester) in France!



Lille 1 offers courses in: Chemistry, Electronics, Electrotechnics, Automation, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Geology, Life Science, Earth and Environment, Biochemistry, Mathematics applied to Social Science, Natural Sciences, Applied Economics, Economics and Management, Management Science, Marketing, Geography and Urban Planning, Sociology-Ethnology, Economics, Management, Business, Communication, Human Resources, Education Science and Lifelong learning


Lille 1 Guide

Programs in English

You can take courses in any of the areas offered by Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologie and by Lille 3 Sciences humaines et sociales. It is recommended that you select courses from one of their campuses, to avoid scheduling problems, however.

Photo of Lille 3
Photo credit: crous site

There is a video here explaining why studying in Lille is wonderful.

Lille 3 offers courses in Art History, Studio Art, Languages (German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Scandinavian Languages, Polish, Portuguese, Russian), Translation, History, Archeology, Communication and Media, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, and Political Science.

Prior to your departure, you will need to meet with your academic advisor to plan out courses to take that will satisfy the requirements of your degree.



While living in Lille, you will live in one of the residence halls there. You will also help organize and run activities in the House of the NGOs. The House of the NGOs is a space devoted to students where you can create an NGO and organize activities (dances, theater, etc.). It has a small cafe where you can buy food and drinks and listen to all kinds of music.

photos of residence halls
Photos of the House of the NGOs
Photo of campus life

Information about campus life here


The City of Lille:

The City of Lille is a beautiful town in northern France, very close to Belgium, England, Luxemburg, and Germany.
Map of Lille
With the surrounding towns, the population of Lille is over 200,000 people, making of Lille the most important city in northern France. Due to its proximity to other countries and places, Lille has been site of cultural, linguistic and economic exchange for centuries.

In addition to its important universities, Lille has one of the largest art museums in France, an active sports life, and lots of cultural festivities and events.

Northern France is reknowned for its friendly people. In fact, the 2008 blockbuster film, Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis showcases how welcoming and warm people from Lille and its surrounding areas are. Check it out!

Map of Northern France
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Photo of Old Lille
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Lille's Grande Place
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Other Details:


The annual deadline for applying to this program is January 20th,
or the nearest Monday thereafter. Please see the French faculty for more information.

You're accepted to this program? Click here.


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