University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2022: EXCHANGE Lyon, France

Program Dates January 24, 2022 - June 25, 2022 (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.

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).

Spend a semester 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.

Calendar: The fall semester runs from mid-September through mid-January; the spring semester runs mid-January through late June.

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. The guide for international exchange students contains information on getting to campus.

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
18 quai Claude Bernard, 2nd floor, Belenos bulding, office B 141.
office hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 2-5, Wednesday and Friday: 9-12 and 2-5

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. It has become difficult to find an accommodation in Lyon so please be aware that you must start looking for housing as soon as you receive your acceptance e-mail from the Université Lumière Lyon 2 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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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. The equivalent grade of "C" or better is required in order for the credit to transfer to UD. Participants in this exchange would enroll in 24-30 ECTS (European credits) in order to earn the equivalent of 12-15 UD credits per semester.

Before committing to the program students are encouraged to meet with the program's faculty director to ensure that credits earned on the program will facilitate their progress towards graduation. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure according to UD's standard transfer credit procedure, and to have an official transcript from the host institution sent to UD upon the conclusion of the exchange semester.
UNIV 372-015: Study Abroad - EXCHANGE Lyon, France (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,490.00$17,420.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,490.00$17,420.00

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 September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021

Interest Meetings:

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