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Lille, France

Study in France and earn credits in International Human Rights

Study with MC Law in Lille, France

June 3 - June 14, 2024

MC Law is pleased to offer a three-credit course in International Human Rights in a two-week summer program in Lille, France. Lille is located in northeastern France, near Belgium, and offers a mix of old-world charm and a lively cultural scene. The city is a short train ride from Paris, London, Brussels, and other cities in both Belgium and France.

Students walking


Visiting Students

Visiting students must have written approval from the Dean of their home school to be eligible to participate and are advised to consult with their home school’s Dean or Registrar prior to application to ensure acceptance of credit for the program. Transcript request information will be provided to visiting students upon completion of the program. Visiting students are responsible for submitting their own transcript requests following the program. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the home institution.

THEMES IN International Human Rights (3 credits)

International Human Rights is an introductory survey course on international human rights law and theory. The course will begin by analyzing the concept of human rights and its philosophical underpinnings. It will then look at the historical antecedents and current sources of international human rights law. The course will also consider global, regional, and national organizations and mechanisms for the protection of human rights.

Anticipated excursions as a part of the course include a visit to the European Union Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and the local courts in Lille. Other voluntary visits are anticipated to local museums in Lille and an excursion to Bruges, Belgium.

Professor Phillip McIntosh will be teaching the course.

Cancellation Policy

MC Law does not anticipate that the program will be canceled. However, in the unfortunate event that cancellation occurs, MC Law will refund all tuition and registration fees within 30 days of cancellation. We will also refund any portion of the administrative fee that has not been irrevocably committed to a third party.

If there are any changes to significant aspects of the program (classes offered, teachers, dates, etc.), after a student has signed up for the program, these will be communicated promptly, and students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and obtain a full refund of monies paid to MC Law for the program with the exception of those funds that have been irrevocably committed to a third party.

Housing in Lille

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing while in Lille. There are apartments available for short-term rent within walking distance of the classroom location or within a few minutes ride on Lille’s excellent public transportation system. You can may choose to share living space with other course participants.

Any questions about housing options and location should be addressed to Professor McIntosh.


The facility for classes is wheelchair accessible. Excursions can also accommodate students with special needs as long as MC Law is notified in advance.


The following is an estimate of student expenses for the program. This includes both payments to MC Law and anticipated out-of-pocket expenses. Please note that these are only estimates and are subject to change.

  • MC Law Student tuition (at student’s tuition rate) for 2 credit hours
  • Visiting Student Tuition: $3,654
  • Lodging/Admin Fees: ~$2800 (includes excursions) Miscellaneous/personal expenses: $300-$500
  • Round Trip Travel to Lille: $1200 – $1800
  • Trip health insurance: $100 – $200


Lille is in close proximity to several major European cities. Most travelers arrive via train from Paris (1 hour), Brussels (40 minutes) or London (1 ½ hours). Lille is also served by an airport served by Air France and several low-cost European airlines. Charleroi Airport in Belgium is also nearby and served by low-cost airlines.

A U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Sheet” on France is available on the Department of State’s Website. This is a U.S. government overview of information concerning France for U.S. travelers. Please check it periodically for updates.  In the unlikely event that France is declared an “area of instability” by the U.S. government before or during the trip, or if the U.S. issues a “travel warning” for France, students will be permitted to withdraw from the program and will receive a full refund of monies paid to MC Law that have not been irrevocably committed to a third party.

The U.S. Department of State recommends (but does not require) U.S. citizens to register trips abroad with the Department of State.  MC Law will register all program participants with the Department of State prior to the program.

For students who are considering international travel and who do not have a current passport or whose passport may need to be renewed, it is important to allow a minimum of six weeks to process your passport application or passport renewal application. Demand for passport renewals and applications is currently very high so that early application is very important.

Travel and health insurance is strongly recommended for students participating in the Lille program. There are various providers with the cost, depending on the coverage purchased, ranging from approximately $100 to $200. Travel Guard is one such provider, as is iNext. Your policy should, at a minimum, cover medical expenses, travel interruption/cancellation and repatriation.

Health information and recommendations regarding vaccines and medicines for travel to France can be found on the CDC website.


Please direct questions to:

Professor Phillip McIntosh. Phone: 601-925-7145. Email:

MC Law students should submit applications and required documents via the Study Abroad TWEN portal.

Non MC Law students should submit their application materials to Ms. Patricia Anderson at

Space is limited, and applications should be received by December 31, 2023. All programs require a $250 nonrefundable deposit that is due within two weeks of acceptance into the program.  Deposits should be paid to Gary May, Director of Finance & Administration, (601.925.7103).


  • Last day to add: 05/20/2024

  • Last day to drop with 100% tuition refund: 05/20/2024

  • Last day to drop with a "W" grade: 05/31/2024

  • Deposits are non-refundable.

  • Admin fees are refundable only if they have not been paid out to a 3rd party at the time of the drop.

  • Last day to drop with no tuition refund and get a W grade is 3 days before the program is scheduled to start.