Semester Study Abroad in Lyon, France

Lyon, France


GlobalEd's Study Abroad program in Lyon provides students with an opportunity to live in Lyon, France for a semester while learning French and satisfying credits towards your major back home. All courses are taught in English by professors with advanced educational degrees and considerable experience in their particular professional area. Students benefit from a close working environment and high professor-student contact ratio to ensure optimal conditions for a business education in an international setting. As a program participant, you'll have access to on-campus activities and receive a travel stipend of 200 € allowing you to travel in and around France. There is no better way to learn the French language than by immersing yourself in the culture, living with a local family and receiving intensive language training. GlobalEd’s program in Lyon, France makes it even more fun by providing you with weekly activities and local excursions. No matter what level of French you have… from pure beginner to heritage speaker, you will have the opportunity to compliment your content course (taught in English) with French language classes to take you to the next competency level, boosting your fluency and increasing your vocabulary, grammar, verb conjugation, written and oral expression. Popular travel destinations include: Paris, Geneva, Nice, Bordeaux, The Alps


  • Take courses in English at a local university in Lyon, France.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture in the beautiful city of Lyon.
  • Live with a French family including a partial meal plan.
  • Participate in cultural activities & excursions.
  • Receive Myers Briggs Training.



CEFAM provides a French American business education leading to internationally recognized degrees and global careers with over 30 years experience in higher education in the United States. CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management) was founded in 1986 to respond to the growing internationalization of markets and companies and holds both French and U.S. accreditation.



The effectiveness of your ability to articulate your experience abroad in a resume and interview will have a profound impact on your employability. GlobalEd provides cultural training to prepare you for your immersion experience and provides you with a framework for understanding and analyzing different cultural values. You will also receive Myers-Briggs training to gain an in-depth understanding of your own personality and be able to explain why people act and think the way they do. Our ongoing coaching throughout your session abroad will help you contextualize your experiences in a positive and productive manner. And finally, you will learn how to put all of this into a resume and use it to dominate your interviews for the first years of your career.


Students will live with a local family and receive a partial meal plan (2 meals per day), normally breakfast and dinner. Living with a local family is a wonderful opportunity to improve your language skills and to expose oneself to local foods and customs. Most families have received international students in the past and enjoy the daily interaction. You will be placed in a single or double room and have the option to request a roommate preference if traveling with a friend. The program includes two meals a day, a weekly laundry service and normal utility usage.

Student life

You will also have access to cultural activities such as walking tours of the city, visiting monuments, and joining excursions that will allow you to meet locals and other international students from around the world. As a student you will be able to participate on GlobalEd’s planned excursions taking you to such destinations as Paris and Annecy (contact us for exact details).

Cultural Activities

Weekly activities will be posted and may vary. Many activities are free of charge while others may have a small surcharge.
  • Museum Visits
  • Neighborhood Tours
  • Movie Night
  • Sports
  • Cooking Classes
  • Language Exchange Partner

Trips and Excursions

GlobalEd offers a 200 euro stipend to students on this summer program allowing them the opportunity to participate on multiple excursions organized by various providers in the area. Such excursions allow students the opportunity to tap into the large community of international students. Examples of popular destinations include:
  • Paris
  • Geneva
  • Nice
  • Bordeaux
  • The Alps



Dates and Pricing

2020 Fall Term in Lyon, France


Dates Early September - Mid December 2020
Application Deadline 1 June 2020

2020 Spring Term in Lyon, France


Dates 13 January - 24 April 2020
Application Deadline 1 November 2019

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