Study Abroad in Lille, France

by Nia Scott

Apr 5, 2019

Lille, France © Lin Gang | Dreamstime

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Lille, France, is a gorgeous city in Northern France. It is the fourth-largest urban area after Paris, Lyon and Marseille. This dynamic city is the perfect place to spend a semester or a year studying abroad. There are many travel opportunities and students can strengthen their French by interacting with locals. The city, once known for its industrialization, emerged as a hub for art, markets and education.

For those students looking to spend free time during the semester traveling, Lille is a great city to call home. The metro system connects to many neighboring countries, such as Belgium, and is only a short train ride away from Paris. The trip from London to Lille is only an 80-minute ride on the Eurostar. Choosing Lille as your headquarters is a fantastic decision. Some students might have a heavier workload than others so these short trips are perfect for those that can only manage to travel on weekends.

According to the Atabula awards, Lille is the fourth-best city in France for eating at restaurants. This might be from the multitude of cultures that converge in Lille. Many people travel in and out of this city leaving behind their unique twist on traditional dishes. Many that visit Lille rave about the trendy bars and cafés that populate the area. This is perfect for students because they have many dining options.

Lille was heavily influenced by Flemish architecture and is a site to behold. Walking through the city is an adventure. There are also many world-class museums, art galleries and exhibitions for students to check out.



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