University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2018: EXCHANGE Lyon France

Program Dates September 01, 2018 - January 18, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Note: This is a competitive program and only one student majoring in Economics will be chosen each year to participate.

Spend a semester or a year rounding out your degree at the Université Lumière (Lyon 2). You can take classes from all the disciplines in beautiful Lyon, while earning transfer credits toward your UD degree and experiencing French university life.

General Info / Student Life

The University: Université Lumière is one of three universities in the French national university system located in Lyon. The university is approximately the same size as the University of Delaware with about 20,000 French and international students. Lyon is located in the Rhône-Alps region, one of France's most geographically diverse areas, at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers. It is the second-largest city in France. Although amphitheaters, aqueducts, and baths recall the Roman era, Lyon today is a vibrant and important European business and university center. And, at only two to three hours by train to Paris, the French Alps, the French Riviera, and Geneva, Lyon offers the chance to explore France and Europe during your stay.

Language: This exchange program is designed for students who are fluent in French. A majority of the exchange courses are taught in French. Free language courses are available to interested exchange students.

Calendar: The fall semester runs from mid-September through mid-January; the spring semester runs late January through mid-May. See the Lyon calendar online.

Visas and Passports: A valid passport is necessary to enter France. If you will be studying in France for more than 3 months, a long-stay student visa is also required. In order to obtain the student visa, you will be asked to show your letter of acceptance from Université Lumière as well as proof of sufficient funds. Please contact the French consulate that has jurisdiction over your permanent place of residence for further information.

Arrival: Students are responsible for arranging their flight to/from Lyon and for obtaining transportation from the airport to their residence in Lyon. For travel information please see the university's website for more information.

As soon as you arrive in Lyon you should report to the DRI (International Relations Division) of Lyon 2. Staff there will assist you with your first moves and help you complete administrative formalities. They will also provide you with key information.
Bureau accueil
Division des Relations Internationales
Université Lyon 2 - Campus Berges du Rhône
16, quai Claude Bernard- Lyon 7eme arrondissement (District 7)(1st floor, E157 or E160)
Open Monday to Friday, 09:00h - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

Enrollment: To complete administrative enrollment procedures at the Université Lumière you will need the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Health (personal liability) insurance certificate
- Two identity photographs
- Unofficial transcript from the University of Delaware

Carte de Séjour: At one of your first meetings at the University, the International Relations Department (DRI) will organize an appointment for you with the prefecture to obtain the mandatory carte de sejour. It is imperative that you keep the appointment you are given. In order to obtain the carte de sejour, you will be asked to provide: proof of sufficient funds (at least the equivalent to Euros 406 per month), valid passport, birth certificate indicating parent's details (names of both parents) accompanied by a compliant certified translation, three identity photographs (recent, preferably black and white, frontal, 3 cm x 4 cm and identical).

Housing: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain housing for the duration of their stay. The CROUS, an organization that manages residence halls for Université Lumière, reserves a hundred or so rooms and studio flats for exchange students. It may be possible for you to be obtain housing under this arrangement, according to availability, and on condition that a formal application has been filed with the DRI (International Relations Division). If you are not allocated CROUS reserved or university owned accommodation, the University with try to assist you in finding other accommodation, as explained on their website.

Health Insurance: For information on required health (personal liability) insurance, please see the university's web page.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs

Courses: All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker). Courses are taught in French and can vary from semester to semester. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions, preferably prior to departure. The equivalent grade of "C" or better is required in order for the credit to transfer to UD.

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,125.00$16,440.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Gregan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
118 Lerner Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2018

Interest Meetings:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.