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Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

This is an opportunity to gain an international experience, to improve your scientific knowledge and practical skills, and to learn the French language. 

The CPE Lyon part of the IPL International Summer School is a 5-week program of practical classes in chemistry and chemical engineering (40 hours) in addition to taking the French language classes (40 hours) and the industrial and cultural visits. The practical classes are designed to allow students from the United States and Canada to transfer credits for the study to their home university.


Courses are offered in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry. Some experiments in the courses will be open-ended allowing students to go deeper into the particular aspect of the subject concerned


Only a very basic prior knowledge of French is necessary. The practical classes will be given in English when necessary, and, for the language study, students will be divided into groups depending on their ability. A class for beginners, intermediate and advanced will be available.


Accommodation is included in the program cost and  is provided for the five weeks of the Summer School in a residence hall. All students will have free access to the Internet. 

The cost of meals and local transport is not included.


You must complete both the CPE Lyon application and the NCSU application. 

Applications should be made using the IPL International Summer School form which is found on the website

Instructions for Applying to a Non-NC State Program (Please carefully read the 3 steps)

1. Submit application materials to the non-NC State program provider. This could involve going to the provider's website and submitting an application online and paying an application fee to the program provider. Programs vary, and you will need to contact individual program sponsors for specifics.

2. Additionally, in order to remain enrolled at NC State during your time abroad, you must complete the NC State Student Application for Semester/Year (or Summer) Non-NC State Programs by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.

Students going on non-NC State semester programs are required to attend the pre-departure orientation, and students going on non-NC State summer programs are strongly encouraged to attend orientation. You will complete similar financial aid information as students going on NC State programs. Students going on non-NC State programs are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Study Abroad Office.

3. You should now have an application on file with your program provider and an application on file with the NC State Study Abroad Office. Please complete the NC State study abroad application by the deadline.

Credit Transfer

As part of this application, you will download and print the Course Approval Form. You will take this form, and a printout of course descriptions for all courses that you might want to take while abroad, to your Academic Advisor and also to the designated advisor in your major college(s) for approval for transfer of the classes you plan to take abroad towards NC State course requirements. Course descriptions should be obtained from the program sponsor.

All transcripts for non-NC State Programs should be sent to the Study Abroad Office at:

NCSU Study Abroad Office
315 University College Commons
Campus Box 7344
Raleigh, NC 27695

More Information

Any students interested in this course are invited to contact Maria-Angelina Beaucourt ( if further information is required.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

Indicates that deadline has passed