WELCOME SERVICES

 

Together with the COPAIN association, the UniLaSalle Department of International Relations (in Beauvais) and the International Academy (in Lille) 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.

 

 

-> BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL

 

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.

 

 

-> ARRIVAL IN FRANCE

 

The COPAIN association will welcome you at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on Wednesday July 1st 2020 at 12 pm (noon), and then drive you directly by bus to your residence in Beauvais.

 

 

-> ACCOMMODATION IN BEAUVAIS

 

July 1st to 8th

 

You will be staying at the UniLaSalle International Residence Hall on a beautiful 25-acre landscaped campus located 15 min away from the city centre by bus. The furnished double rooms will be 18 m², equipped with a private bathroom and a collective kitchen, as well as a wifi/ethernet connexion.

 

 

-> TRANSFER FROM BEAUVAIS TO LILLE

 

July 8th

 

A shuttle service will bring you by bus directly from your residence in Beauvais to your residence in Lille metropolis.

 

 

-> ACCOMMODATION IN LILLE

 

July 8th to 25th

 

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.

 

 

-> CATERING IN BEAUVAIS & LILLE

 

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

  • Depending on your schedule, breakfast will be served in your university canteen or delivered to your residence.
  • Throughout your stay, lunch will be served in your university canteen, 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 French or Chinese 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.

 

 

-> TRANSPORT IN BEAUVAIS & LILLE

 

On your first day in Beauvais you will be provided vouchers or tickets enabling you to travel around the picturesque city of Beauvais, as well as to and from the university campus.
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.

 

-> RETURN

 

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