Lyon, France

Program Calendars

Lyon, France | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
Optional Tour/Field Study Registration Deadline
December 24 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 12, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 13 Arrival in Lyon required by 4 pm
Move into housing
January 14 Mandatory USAC orientation
Guided tour of Lyon and surrounding area
January 16 - 20 Mandatory French language placement exams
January 23 Elective courses begin
January 27 Mandatory meeting with French professors
January 30 French language courses begin
February 11 Field trip—The French Alps
February 19 - 26 Winter break
April 1 Field trip—Beaujolais
April 15 - 30 Spring break
April 18 - 22 Optional Provence and AvignonTour/Field Study
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 National Holiday—no classes
May 15 - 20 Final examinations
Program end date corresponds with last final exam
May 21 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Fall and Yearlong: Late application may be possible. Contact USAC

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer (5 weeks)



Minimum GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French if studying French; no language prerequisite for Art History


Minimum GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity



English | French