Our Program

The perfect combination between science and culture !

The IPL International Summer School gives you the chance to experience the French higher education environment and learn or improve French language skills while discovering the beautiful city of Lyon.
It is also the opportunity to meet other university students from around the world and make friendships that will last a lifetime.
It is designed for undergraduate students in Science and Engineering who have completed their first or second year of study and who expect to major in one of the disciplines of the four IPL engineering schools. This year, only CPE and ITECH will host the Summer School due to structural reasons.

Science / engineering courses

The program consists of French language classes in different levels and science/engineering classes in English to be chosen from one of the 4 schools. Students also take part in industrial and cultural visits.
· 57 hours of class, laboratory work and group projects (7 ECTS. European Credit Transfer System)
· 19 hours of French classes (2 ECTS)

Data Science for Chemists :
Practical Internet of Things (IoT), Data acquisition, Data Analysis, Networks, Big data, Sensors, Distributed Systems, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Energy and Sustainability:
Most of the biggest challenges we will have to face in the future (global warming, increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, the impact of production methods and materials, etc.) are related to the production of energy, its use and consequences. The goal of this course is to teach future engineers the industrial and regulatory context, the technical concepts and tools needed to comprehend these challenges and explore the solutions of tomorrow.

Develop knowledge in Agroecology and Alternative food systems in France.
“Cropping systems and breeding systems, sustainable management of agroecosystems, biodiversity management, food system analysis. Lectures, excursions, case studies and personal research on these themes. “

Discover an original and practical approach of Polymer and Material Sciences engineering:
praticals on paint, adhesive and cosmetic formulation, textile dyeing and weaving process, leather and plastic.

French language course

19 hours / Beginners intermediate, or advanced speakers


Industry visits ans cultural outings 

May include: a trip to Valrhona chocolate manufacturer, Côte du Rhône wine producers, a visit to CERN ( the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, a visit of Lyon, a dinner with a French family…and much more !  

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