Activities at the Maison Internationale

Throughout the year, the Maison Internationale helps you to meet, exchange and discover the culture of Lille and France in an intercultural and friendly atmosphere. Find our programme of events, month by month on this page, or everyday on social media : Facebook - Instagram

2023-2024: A rich and diversified programme

The Maison Internationale has put together a friendly programme full of discoveries for the year 2023-2024! Each month, find below our events, info and links to register:


You have just arrived in France and you have questions about your visa? The Maison Internationale is here to help you learn all the secrets of the French visa (period of validity, travelling or working with a visa, etc.). 

Come and spend an hour with us to find out more!

There are two sessions available:

  • from 11am to 12pm, in English
  • from 3pm to 4pm, in French

No registration needed.

Come and get to know the beautiful city of Lille!

The Maison Internationale is offering you a guided tour of the centre of Lille in English, to help you find your way around and get to know Lille's main landmarks, so that you can quickly feel like a real Lillois!

We will also reveal some of our top tips and recommendations for good eating and partying!

Sign up and join us on Wednesday 6 September, from 5.30pm to 7pm :

Campus en fête and JIVE are back soon!

Come and meet (and join!) the L.I.S.A - Lille International Students Association for this fun afternoon!

Games, speed talking, snacks... This will be your chance to meet other international students and work on some great projects together, as part of the association!

Come down to the Maison Internationale, where we'll be waiting for you from 12 to 4.30pm (free entry)!

To mark the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days), the Maison Internationale is offering you a guided tour of the Culture Department's exhibitions - "Histoire des rugbys dans le Nord" and "Les mondes oubliés des Hauts-de-France" - on Saturday 16 September from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Don't forget to register here for your free spot, and meet up in front of the Maison Internationale at 2.20pm!  

From September 20 to 22, the Maison Internationale will be focusing on your residence permit! Every afternoon, the team will be available to answer your questions and help you with your application to renew your residence permit.

Make the most of these 3 days to come and do your paperwork in person and start your university year in France with peace of mind!

(No registration required - Free entry)

Must-see events...

Welcome days

The welcome days take place twice a year, in September and January on the various campuses of the university.

During this period, the university offers a program rich in discoveries and conviviality.

Students who come individually and on an exchange program will be able to take advantage of these days to discover the university, the city of Lille, and French culture.

More info about the Welcome Days here!

International Student Week !

With 9,500 students coming from all over the world at the gates of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, the international openness of the University of Lille is much more than a specificity. This asset and this state of mind is what International Student Week celebrates and celebrates every year in November.

Information meetings, testimonials, conferences, café-languages, photo exhibitions, gastronomy ... For a week, let's take advantage of the many meetings, discuss and exchange together in a friendly atmosphere, get to know each other and discover the partner universities of the University of Lille. Students, staff, teachers, researchers, all mobilized for the occasion and to enthusiastically propagate the dynamism and intellectual influence of the University of Lille!

Student associations

The University of Lille is home to more than 125 nuggets: associations that cover multiple themes and that are anchored in many components and on all campuses.

Many associations with an international vocation exist and welcome members and volunteers each year.

Download the directory of student associations of the University of Lille