LILLE European Summer Program

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The LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is a Summer School composed of two month-long program sessions in June and July, where students can choose from a large variety of electives. The ESP offers a wide range of courses in the following areas: Liberal Arts, Business & Communication, Health, European Studies, Sustainability & the Sciences, and French Language.

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What is ESP?

Created in 2001, the LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is a four-week academic course offering to students (and instructors) from around the world the opportunity to experience French culture firsthand at the heart of Europe and be part of an international, multicultural student community.

LILLE ESP is tailored to suit your objectives and challenges, while balancing educational and social activities. Students can choose from a large variety of electives to fulfil their interests and expand their horizons.

Diversity is what makes our programs and our community so rich: students from all over the world, from different types of institutions, with different backgrounds and perspectives share a common experience on a French campus, at the heart of Europe.

LILLE ESP has become more and more successful over the years. From 27 students in 2001, it now welcomes 200+ students from 20+ countries each summer. We are proud to offer a high-standard academic and social experience: more than 96% of students and staff say the LILLE ESP met or exceeded their expectations.

LILLE ESP offers student-centered programs developed in collaboration with our partner universities, with exciting new electives. It has been designed as a full package including a large variety of academic courses, accommodation, meal and transportation passes, extra-curricular activities, and 24/7 personalized assistance.

Academic program

When joining the ESP, students can create their own program: they can choose their courses from the list of available classes taught in English and in French. At the end of their stay in Lille, they will validate at least 12 European credits, which is equivalent to 6 American credits.

Included & optional packages

During the LILLE Programs, the University offers international students numerous visits in France and Belgium so they can discover more of the region. Some visits are included in the program fees, while others are optional.


Accommodation fees should be taken into account before your registration and may vary depending on your situation. Discover the amounts and how to proceed with the payment by clicking the button below.


In case of questions, feel free to take a look at our FAQ. Indeed, it answers numerous questions related to participation conditions, trip preparation, arrival and departure information, daily life in Lille, as well as courses and credits.

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