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Diverse course offerings in English for students of European Studies and Politics at Sciences Po Lyon in a certificate program specially designed for students from partner institutions.

Lyon: DFES | France

More photos from this program can be found here.

More photos from this program can be found here.

Students majoring in Political Science, Urban Planning or with concentrations relating to European Studies may elect to participate in the French and European Studies program at Sciences Po-Lyon. This program allows participants who do not have a strong mastery of French language to take courses in Politics, Urban Studies and/or Area Studies. These core courses are taught in English and students also take a French language course appropriate to their current level.  This semester program can be combined with other semester options available in Lyon – please refer to the Custom Combination description for more information.

Program Duration:

  • Fall: late August – mid December
  • Winter/Spring: mid January – mid May
Fall: March 15
Winter/Spring: October 15
- Sophomore or higher
- GPA of 2.75 or above
- Minimum of one year of college-level French or the equivalent

Core courses are in English. Participants also take a French language course appropriate to their language level.

Find more information and sample course offerings in the French and European Studies brochure.

The French and European Studies program is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Political Science, Urban Studies or European Studies. To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following minimum requirements before departure:

  • 45 credits or more (sophomore standing)
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 or above
  • One year of college-level French (can be achieved by placement into second year French by examination or completion of intensive French courses prior to arrival in Lyon).

Housing is coordinated by the IE3 Global Resident Director.  Students will live with a host family for the duration of the program, giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language and culture. Each participant is placed individually with a family that has been carefully selected and prepared for the program. 

IE3 Global seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible. For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:

The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, room and board allowance, on-site support, orientation expenses, group activities, and health and accident insurance. The program fee does not include airfare, visa expenses, campus-based fees and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including continental travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses.

Program costs for the upcoming academic year will be set in May. The program fee for non-resident and graduate students is higher than that for resident undergraduates. Information regarding payment schedule and refund policy will be provided during the IE3 Global orientation.

Terms

Fall | Winter/Spring

Application Dealine

Fall: March 15
Winter/Spring: October 15

Basic Requirements

- Sophomore or higher

- GPA of 2.75 or above

- Minimum of one year of college-level French or the equivalent