Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Lyon, France
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
The Lyon semester and yearlong program offers an intensive language approach at L’Université Lumière Lyon 2 (University of Lyon 2), where you will be able to earn up to 12 credits of French in one semester. Depending upon your language level, you will choose electives in culture, political science, cinema, economics, or literature taught specifically for USAC students. The university itself also offers the opportunity to enroll in courses with French students, taught in either English or French. You may choose to stay for one semester or a full year, or participate on the summer program.
Students on the Lyon program have the option of staying in a homestay with a daily breakfast and dinner five days or in a nearby residence hall. Homestays provide an unmatched opportunity for practicing your French and learning French culture and customs and is highly recommended.
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|USAC Application Fee||$100||$100|
|USAC Confirmation Deposit||$500||$500|
|Housing||$1500 - $3300||Included|
|Refundable Housing Deposit||$400||$200|
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800||$1200 - $1800|
|Meals||$1900 - $3800||$500 - $950|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$700 - $2300||$250 - $550|
|Books and Materials||$60 - $240||$90|
|Local Transportation||$40 - $200||$75|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$285||NA|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $2000||$250 - $500|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Students will enroll in 12 credits of intensive language courses taken at the at the Université Lumière Lyon II Centre internationale d'études françaises (CIEF) with other international students, plus 3 to 6 credits of elective courses in French culture or European Studies designed specifically for USAC students.
Students will enroll will enroll in four or five credits for French Studies or three to five credits for Art History Studies, plus one additional credit if you enroll in the Paris Field Study. At least one 3-credit course is required.
Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change. For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Lyon website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC Lyon semester program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester and 3-6 credits for the summer session. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||09/02/2018||12/22/2018|
|NOTE: Program start date doesn't include optional Marseille and Mediterranean Sea Tour/Field Study|
|Summer||2018||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||06/15/2018||07/14/2018|
|NOTE: Program start date doesn't include optional Paris Tour/Field Study|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||01/10/2019||05/18/2019|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.