Sitting in the foothills of the Alps, where the Rhone and Saone Rivers meet, stands Lyon. The capital of Gaul in Roman times, Lyon became the headquarters of the French resistance during World War II. Today, this vibrant and cosmopolitan city of more than a million people continues to grow in the world scene, recently hosting the summit of the seven most industrialized countries in the world. France's second largest city is also a college town and the home to the OUS "Centre Oregon" Lyon program.
Lyon Study Center
This academic year-long, full-immersion program allows students to experience France and its culture firsthand. Students take classes in the French university system with French natives and other international students. You'll come back to SLU transformed by this charming country and its people.
Courses not only fulfill requirements for French majors at SLU, but for several others too. At the same time, students can complete some of their core requirements while in Lyon. A wide variety of academic opportunities in arts, humanities, sciences and business is available to students at the four universities involved in the program.
Check out the most recent program handbook here!
Students have the option of living in the dormitories, staying with a host family (most popular), or sharing an apartment with a French roommate, Oh là là! Students receive an allowance for meals and accommodations.
All types of courses, taught in French, are available. However, due to the French educational system, specific course listings will not be available until the start of the semester abroad. Immediately upon course availability, students are instructed to contact their Academic department as well as the French Faculty Coordinator for the program regarding course approvals (per the Course Approval form).
For more detailed information regarding costs of program, inclusions, scholarships and financial aid information, please refer to the the Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship Information link.
Note: Check out the Lyon Scholarship !