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Design a yearlong program uniquely suited to your academic major, professional aspirations and interests as you combine semester options into a yearlong program.

Lyon: Custom Combination | France


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Create a dynamic program that best suits your needs by combining two Lyon semester program options for a custom yearlong program.  For example, a student could participate in the business program the first semester with a second semester of French language courses, the Diploma of French and European Studies program, or even regular French university courses through the Direct Enroll program for students with a strong mastery of French. The Custom Combination program allows students to potentially complete coursework in two distinct academic areas during their year in Lyon and is an outstanding option for students double-majoring in French and another academic area.

Fall/Winter/Spring: March 31

Requirements depend on the programs chosen.  See each program page for each Lyon program more information.

Housing is coordinated by the IE3 Global Resident Director.  Students may choose a host family, a residence hall, or a small apartment depending on their preferences.  The host family option gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language and culture. Each participant is placed with a family that has been carefully selected and is ready to welcome a visiting student.

The experienced staff of the Centre Oregon Lyon support students during their study program. Resident Director Laurie Wilson and Program Assistant Rémédios Hernandez will help you to arrange housing, coordinate your orientation, introduce you to the city, give you guidance regarding the French educational system, and provide other logistical and personal support as needed. The Centre Oregon is located at Lyon 2 in a suite of offices shared by other Lyon 2 partner institutions.

laurie-wilsonAbout Resident Director, Laurie Wilson

Laurie grew up in Northern California and completed her BA in Language Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during which time she spent her junior year abroad in Poitiers, France. She then moved to Oregon for graduate school and earned both a Master of Arts in French and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon. During her doctoral program, Laurie spent a year working as a graduate assistant for the IE3 Global program in Lyon, France. She returned to Lyon to live after completing her PhD, and was hired to be the Resident Director of the IE3 Global Lyon program in 2003. She enjoys helping the IE3 Global students learn and thrive during their time in Lyon, and working with the French exchange students as they prepare for their time in Oregon universities.

IE3 Global seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible. The exact price of this combination of programs depends on the programs chosen, but would be comparable to the price of the Lyon Direct Enroll program.  For sample 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.




Application Deadline

Fall/Winter/Spring: March 31

Basic Requirements