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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Fall-Winter, Winter-Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program OverviewOUS Lyon Business

The third largest city in France, Lyon is home to over 1.5 million people. It is located in a dramatic setting surrounded by hills at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its location on a major trade route between Northern Europe and Italy made Lyon an important city of the Roman Empire. During the Renaissance it was a center for humanist scholarship, printing, banking, and the newly-established silk industry. Lyon continues to grow as an industrial, cultural, and gastronomic center. Today it is one of France’s most prominent centers for European business.

Program Focus

The Lyon program is ideal for students in a variety of majors who have a solid base in French language and are hoping to experience cultural immersion in the French context. The year-long Lyon exchange program is a unique opportunity for students to improve their French proficiency and expand their academic training in general-education, major and minor courses within a French university. The language of instruction is French, with only rare exceptions.

There are two types of year-long study in Lyon. Most Oregon students in Lyon make use of the language institute courses offered at both the Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF), which is part of the Catholic University, and the Centre International d‘Études Françaises (CIEF), which is part of Lyon 2. Students arriving in the Lyon program with less than three years of college-level French completed will spend their first semesters studying French full-time at one of these two language institutes and then transition into more direct enrollment courses the second semester. Students whose French skills are sufficient may select from direct enrollment courses offered at any of four different universities in Lyon (Lyon 1, Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and the Catholic University). The universities are described in more detail below. Most students who arrive in Lyon with three or more years of college-level French completed are ready for direct enrollment starting the first semester and select their courses from regular university offerings.

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Program Provider IE3 Global
Program Dates Current IE3 Global Calendar
Areas of Study
This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child & Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health Education
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health Studies
  • History 
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Science
Credits Fall: 20-22  quarter credits
Winter/Spring: 20-22 quarter credits
Language of Instruction  French
Host Country Language  French
Housing Homestay, Residence Hall, Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Overall GPA 2.75; French language GPA 3.0

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
University Direct Enroll Program (full year option only) Minimum GPA & Language Requirement Overall GPA 2.75; French language GPA 3.0 & three years college-level French
French Language Program (language only) Minimum GPA & Language Requirement Overall GPA 2.75; French language GPA 3.0 & one year college-level French 
Program Fee Click here to view the IE3 Global Program Fee

Program Fee Includes: 
  • Academic and Administrative fees
  • Orientation Expenses
  • Health and Accident insurance
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.