Exchange Program with FESIA -
Groupe ISA in Lille, France
Auburn University College of Agriculture has established an exchange program with FESIA – Groupe ISA in Lille, France. Created in 1963, ISA Lille – still known under the name of Higher Institute of Agriculture of Lille – offers today a variety of trainings and programs (earth and life sciences engineer, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and apprenticeship) and research and consulting activities for companies, in the field of life sciences: agriculture, food industry, environment, and landscape management. ISA Lille is a private Institute recognized and accredited by the Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur (Commission of Titles of Engineers).
Located in the heart of Lille Catholic University (Universite Catholique de Lille), ISA Lille welcomes more than 1,500 students from France and the whole world.
- Auburn University students with at least junior standing with demonstrated academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.
- Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement and have no pending judicial sanctions
- Download and complete the Groupe ISA Application
- 15 Oct 2015: Application deadline (all materials must be submitted to ISA Lille)
- 3 Jan 2016: Arrival date in Lille
- 4 Jan 2016: Program start date – Orientation begins
- 6 May 2016: Program end date – students may depart at any time after this date
- 30 Apr 2016: Application deadline (all materials must be submitted to ISA Lille)
- 30 Aug 2016: Arrival date in Lille
- 31 Aug 2016: Program start date – Orientation begins
- 16 Dec 2016: Program end date – students may depart at any time after this date
Contact the AU College of Agriculture for more information.
Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student (based on their residency status) for 12 hours for semester programs. Students will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) or equivalent Auburn courses while abroad. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.
Based on the exchange agreement between Auburn and the host institution, the Groupe ISA tuition fees are waived when students apply within the framework of an exchange agreement. Auburn students will not pay tuition to the host university but will pay other fees (meals, books, housing, and airfare) directly to the host institution.
Download a copy of the AG.Lille.Budget.pdf
Students have a choice of arranging accommodations on-campus at the Lille Catholic University Residence Hall or off-campus. Upon acceptance into the program, students will be sent further information regarding how to arrange accommodations.
Download a copy of the Guide for International Students.pdf
Excursions are not included as part of this program, but Lille is conveniently located 1 hour from Paris, 80 minutes from London, 40 minutes to Brussels, and 2 hours from Amsterdam.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- US Citizens with a valid passport traveling to France for short visits of 90 days or less do not need visas to enter France.
- US Citizens staying longer than 90 days will need to obtain a student visa (semester study will require a visa).
- Students must work directly with the French Consulate in Atlanta, GA to obtain visa and receive for more information regarding application process, forms, and appointment scheduling.
- Non-US Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in France.
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