Together with the COPAIN association, the International Academy will provide full welcome services, high standard facilities and a vibrant hall life.


COPAIN’s purpose is to offer practical support to Northern France international students; the International Academy is devoted to offering services to international students, filling the requirements of the France Excellence programme.





From March 2020 on, the COPAIN association and local international students will run a conversation group in English via a free instant messaging service (WeChat & WhatsApp) to the benefit of our 2020 France Excellence Summer Schools participants.





The COPAIN association will welcome you at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on Sunday July 5th 2020 at 12 pm (noon), and then drive you directly by bus to your residence in Lille metropolis.





You will be staying at REEFLEX International Residence Hall on the 370-acre leading scientific campus of the University of Lille located 10 min away by metro to Lille city centre (and 3 min to the popular V2 shopping mall). The furnished single rooms will be 16-18 m², with private kitchen and bathroom, and unlimited wifi access.





All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included:

  • Depending on your schedule, breakfast will be delivered to your residence.
  • Throughout your stay, lunch will be delivered to your teaching venue or booked in town. We will do our utmost to offer you varied meals each time.
  • Now and then, dinner will be booked in varied restaurants to give you a chance to mingle with other international students in a friendly atmosphere.


We hope you will be delighted to taste our French food! But as we know it may be harsh to suddenly switch from one diet to another, we will also take into account your cultural diversity and you will be given a prepaid card with which you will have the possibility to shop in a supermarket next to your residence for the rest of the meals.


When the time comes, your daily food programme will be available on this website.





On your first day in Lille you will be handed an Ilévia travel card (local transportation company), offering unlimited use of the public transport networks in Lille metropolis (underground, bus, tram and train) and covering 650 km².




The COPAIN association will drive you back to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) on Saturday 25th July at 12 pm (noon).



NB: Minor modifications may occur in the programme.