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Providing students with first-hand experience in European business education alongside students from around the world, the Lyon Business option is an ideal program for the student seeking exposure to European business culture and dynamics.

Lyon: Business | France

More photos from this program can be found here.

More photos from this program can be found here.

With two well-known business programs to select from, students majoring or minoring in business are offered engaging opportunities through the Lyon program.  Students select from the Business Courses in English program at ESDES (Université Catholique de Lyon), or SELF (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3). Core business courses in marketing, international business, human resource management, cross-cultural management, etc. are taught in English.  Students also take a French language course that complements their study of international business.

Students can enroll in a semester or yearlong program.  This program can be combined with other semester options available in Lyon – please refer to the Custom Combination program description for more information.

Program Duration:

  • Fall: late August – mid December
  • Winter/Spring: early January – mid May
  • Fall/Winter/Spring: late August – mid May

Fall: March 15
Yearlong: March 15
Winter/Spring: October 15

- Sophomore or higher
- GPA of 2.75 or above
- Minimum of one year of college-level French or equivalent

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

You can find program information and sample course offerings for the two business program options at the links below:

The Lyon Business program is open to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Business.

  • 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 | Fall/Winter/Spring | Winter/Spring

Application Deadline

Fall: March 15
Yearlong: 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 equivalent