Lyon, France

Program Calendars

Lyon, France | 2017 Summer

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
June 14, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
June 15 Arrival in Paris required by 5 pm (if on the tour/field study)
June 15 - 19 Optional Paris Tour/Field Study
June 19 Arrival in Lyon required by 4 pm (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
June 20 Mandatory orientation
Language placement test and CIEF mandatory orientation
Walking tour of Lyon
June 21 Language courses begin
June 22 Elective courses begin
TBD Field Trip—Annecy
Overnight field trip—Avignon (theater festival) and Arles
July 17 Final examinations
Program end date
July 18 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