Université de Lille 3 is perfectly situated for the avid traveler — only one hour by train to Paris, 40 minutes to Brussels and two hours to London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Founded in 1562, the university is well known for its Department of Humanities and offers a wide variety of challenging and high-quality courses in French. Lille III is recommended to students with a good command of the French language who want to fully immerse themselves in the culture of northern France.
Villeneuve d’Ascq CampusLille, France Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in LilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: French
The Villeneuve d’Ascq campus is 10 minutes from downtown Lille by subway. One hour away from Paris by train, Lille is strategically located between Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. Lille Métropole (Lille and neighboring cities) is an urban area of more than one million inhabitants. Located near the Dutch-speaking Belgian border, Lille was originally part of Flanders and still retains a Flemish atmosphere.
The university offers many opportunities for international students to get involved in local student life. Ulysse Lille 3 is an on-campus association with the specific goal to welcome exchange students, help them discover French culture and to help them integrate into everyday life in France. The association organizes trips across Europe and various group activities. It also runs Café Ulysse where students can meet up with friends and interact with other students. Previous students have called the café their second home while in Lille.
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