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UVA in Lyon (Summer)
Lyon, France (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer I,
Summer II
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
1000 level, 2000 level, 3000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Yes
Housing: Hotel, With program group Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: French
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty directed, Faculty led, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
French
Program Description:
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Experience first-hand the momentous changes occurring in today's Europe while gaining an historical and culturally based understanding of these changes for French society. Lyon, France's second largest city - whose historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site - provides an ideal location for the study of contemporary France as well as its rich historical and cultural traditions.

Courses taught by UVA faculty and instructors from the Université Lyon II and Sciences Po Lyon will offer students broad and in-depth analyses of France's role in an expanding Europe, contemporary French society and culture, and the historic treasures of Lyon itself. Students will explore the challenges facing the French today as they strive to maintain - and redefine - a cultural identity forged by history while simultaneously becoming full citizens of Europe.

The Lyon Program is specially designed by UVA faculty to complement the university curriculum. This program allows students to earn UVA credit and grades (not transfer credit) while being immersed in the cultural life of France.

UVA faculty will accompany student participants, making this an ideal experience for students who have not yet traveled to France or who are still learning French. For those students who are seasoned travelers and have more well-developed language skills, this program also offers opportunities for advanced study and time for independent travel.

By incorporating field trips, cultural events, and local guest speakers into the curriculum, we take every opportunity to explore the city of Lyon as an extension of the classroom. Excursions this year will most likely include a group trip to Annecy as well as local field trips in Lyon. Independent travel to Paris, a mere 2-hr TGV trip from Lyon, is encouraged either over a long weekend or upon completion of the course.

Second Year Foreign Language Requirement
We offer students the possibility of taking FREN 2010-2020 during a special 6-week session that will count toward fulfillment of the UVA foreign language requirement. See "Course Descriptions" for details. Housing for students on the 6-week program will be in doubles.

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La Saône vue de la Croix Rousse

Location
Lyon offers an ideal location for studying France's historic, geographic and cultural development, especially its dynamic relationship with the rest of Europe, past and present. Capital of Gaul under the Roman Empire, a major center of culture and trading during the Renaissance, and an innovative industrial site of the nineteenth century, Lyon has become a grand European metropolis, benefiting from the rich influences that have swept across its beautiful landscape. Now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Lyon has found its place alongside such prestigious cities as Venice, Prague, and St. Petersburg.

France's second largest city, Lyon is immersed in a rich historical and cultural tradition all its own. With approximately 1 million inhabitants, Lyon has the liveliness and energy of an urban setting yet avoids some of the pitfalls of the Paris metropolis. Housing is more affordable, the pace of life a bit slower, cultural life is abundant, and, of course, Lyon has the well-deserved reputation of being the gastronomic capital of France! Lyon's architecture, public squares, gardens, and hidden passageways (traboules), offer American students a vivid daily reminder of the area's beauty and historical importance. Each street is an invitation to learn more about Europe today and yesterday. Strolling through the meandering streets of Lyon's central districts or along its riverbanks is a simple yet cherished pleasure, not only for visitors, but also in the daily life of Lyon's residents. Finally, when darkness falls, lights illuminate the city revealing a thousand new facets of this remarkable site.

Located at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers, Lyon is - and always has been - a unique crossroads of European cultures. The city's close proximity to Switzerland and Italy, not to mention Provence, makes it an ideal base for traveling. For those interested in touring the wine county the Beaujolais and the Rhone valley, Lyon is a logical place to start. Thanks to the TGV--France's high speed train--Lyon is no more than two hours from Paris. In Lyon, university life is just one part of a diverse, lively city and, as a result, American students will not hear English spoken at every café terrace as might occur in some other common destinations for study abroad in France. These are just some of the reasons that one might choose Lyon as an ideal location for studying and living in France.

Accommodations
Students will be housed in a business-class residential hotel located in a convenient area of the historic district. Designed to welcome researchers and academics passing through Lyon within the context of their work, the hotel offers fully equipped accommodations in apartment and studio style rooms. It also provides common facilities (gym, lounge with cafeteria, reading room), along with meeting and conference rooms. Within the heart of the city, just 5 minutes from the center, this historic building dating back to the 17th century perched on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse hill offers a magnificent view of the Rhône and the conurbation of Lyon. Students on the 4-week program will be housed in singles; students on the 6-week program will be housed in doubles.

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Marché de la Croix Rousse

 

Summer Term in Lyon
(4 or 6 weeks: 6 credits)
6 week program: June 3 - July 15, 2017
4 week program: June 17 - July 15, 2017

Course Information
Course List

Summer 2017 UVA in Lyon Course Offerings

Students should apply to either the four-week program of upper-level French courses or the six-week program. As part of the program application, students will be asked to list the courses they are interested in taking, in order of preference. Enrollment requests will be reviewed by the Program Director and are not guaranteed.

Non-UVA students should note that transcripts for this program are issued by the University of Virginia, not by the Université Lumière-Lyon 2.

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Cost
The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Students may apply for the Lyon program scholarship by completing an Education Abroad Scholarship Application, found on this website.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Passport and Visa Information
Students traveling on a US passport do not need a French visa to participate in this program. Students traveling on other passports are responsible for verifying French visa regulations.

International students, please note that Schengen visas for France are being denied for students whose F1 expires prior to the study abroad program end date. Please meet with an International Student and Scholar Advisor in the International Studies Office and your Education Abroad Advisor as part of the application process to discuss your particular situation.

All students should ensure their passport is current and will remain valid for at least six months past their date of return.

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Fête des Lumières - Place Louis Pradel

Further Information and Advising
Program Director:
Professor Janet Horne
Department of French
PO Box 400770
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
jhorne@virginia.edu

Associate Program Director:
Lova Rajaonarisoa
lr2vp@virginia.edu

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Basilque de Fourviere,
Fourviere Hill District