Lyon, France

Program Calendars

Lyon, France | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 22 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 10, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 11 Arrival in Lyon required by 3 pm
Move into housing
January 12 Guided tour of Lyon and surrounding area
Mandatory USAC orientation part 1
January 15 - 19 Mandatory USAC orientation part 2
Mandatory French language placement exams
January 22 Elective courses begin
January 26 Mandatory meeting with French professors
January 29 French language courses begin
February 11 Field trip—The French Alps
February 17 - 25 Winter break
March 31 Field trip—Beaujolais
April 7 - 11 Optional Provence and AvignonTour/Field Study
April 7 - 22 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 National Holiday—no classes
May 20 - 26 Final examinations
Program end date corresponds with last final exam
May 27 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