European Summer Program (ESP)

The Academic Summer Package
at the Heart of Europe  

ESP1: 24 May to 22 June 2018

ESP2: 25 June to 21 July 2018 



The European Summer Program is a four-week academic course for international students who want to discover France and Europe. It has taken place in June and July every year since 2001, in Lille, in the north of France, welcoming students (and instructors) from around the world to the Université Catholique de Lille, at the heart of Europe.



4 programs are available for students looking for the right summer abroad program:


- Arts, Social Science, and Business: students take intensive French language classes in the mornings and an elective chosen from a variety of fields and topics, taught in English, in the afternoon.


- Science and Engineering: students attend 80 hours of tuition in English in areas such as Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility.


- "French Only" immersion: students take a high intermediate or advanced French intensive course in the mornings + an elective in the afternoon, all taught in French.


European & International Law: graduate and/or undergraduate students take 80 hours of tuition in English with a focus on European Policy Making (ESP1) or Comparative Transatlantic Law (ESP2).



The ESP is an academic program that allows students to transfer credits back to their university of origin.


The program is designed as a “full package," including courses, accommodation, pick-up at the train station, and various group activities, including field trips within northern France and to other exciting European destinations.


Feel free to browse our web pages, and to contact us for any further information:


and find out more details on the 2018 ESP Booklet


►In the meantime, bookmark this page, and start planning your summer now!

ESP 1: 24 May to 22 June 2018


ESP 2: 25 June to 21 July 2018

… or why not expand your options, and your horizons, and stay for both?



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