Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Lyon, France SPRING 2019

Posted by Virginia Gabby On December - 1 - 2017


  • Application Priority Deadline: November 1st, 2018. Please contact your campus coordinator for more information about spending the spring in France.
  • Program Dates: March 30 – June 21, 2019


Come study in Lyon, rated the # 1 city in France for students! Lyon is France’s second largest city and an important European crossroad. Its remarkable location at the heart of Europe links Lyon, on an average of 1 1⁄2 hours to all of the major European metropolises including Barcelona, Milan, Turin, and Geneva thanks to an equally well performing network of communication by air, road, or rail. The proximity of Provence, the Mediterranean, the Alps, and the large wine regions adds charm to the Lyon area. Lyon’s fine cuisine is an integral part of the local way of life. The city is the capital of French gastronomy and offers a choice between the popular charm of its famous “bouchon” bistros, the refined elegance of its two-and-three-star gourmet restaurants, and the warm lively atmosphere of its open-air markets. The 2000 year old historic center is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site; artistic creativity thrives and cultural activities abound all year round. Lyon truly offers a wide palette of cultural events of international standing.


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SITE LOCATION: Classes will be held at CEFAM (Centre d’études Franco-Américain de Management), a Franco- American Business school working in partnership with 5 American Business schools (AACSB accredited).


TRANSPORTATION: Student will be issued a local transportation travel pass, valid for local use for the duration of the program.


FACULTY:  More Info Coming Soon!


COURSES: Students register for their courses at the home campus. See your study abroad advisor for course offering. Students will take a total of 3 classes including a French Language and Culture class.

  • French Language and Culture (5 credits) is required for all students.
  • Other Classes TBD upon selection of faculty

This is an academic program and students are expected to enroll in a full-time course load. Failure to participate in the academic coursework may result in dismissal from the program. Students are encouraged to make the most of their classroom learning as it will enhance understanding of all the local area has to offer.


  • Orientation: orientation session, welcome dinner, and farewell dinner
  • Visit of Lyon and its 2000-year-old historic center
  • Visit of Lyon’s Roman amphitheater and Museum
  • Cheese tasting activities
  • Day trip to Beaune, a beautiful town in the world famous wine-making region of Burgundy. Burgundy is also renowned for its mustard-making. Dijon, where the Dijon mustard is from, is the capital of Burgundy.
  • Visit of the “Institut Lumière”, the birthplace of cinema
  • Cooking classes of “French Cuisine”
  • Visit of a small chocolate workshop


INDEPENDENT TRAVEL: Use free weekends to travel in France and to Europe’s great cities including London, Amsterdam, Florence and Madrid.

HOUSING: More Info Coming Soon!





  • Group transfer between the airport and the accommodation on program arrival and departure
  • French language class
  • Housing in Homestay (½ board, 7 dinners a week)
  • Orientation program fees and a 24-hour emergency contact service
  • All excursions and activities listed in the document
  • Welcome dinner, farewell dinner, lunch on the day-trip to Beaune
  • Public transportation pass
  • Student medical insurance plan



  • Damage deposit
  • Airfare
  • College tuition and fees
  • Course books or materials (unless specified)
  • Passport and visa fees if applicable
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not specified as included in the program
  • Optional personal effects coverage and medical insurance upgrade

WCCCSA Scholarship WCCCSA Lyon participants are all eligible to apply for the $1,000 WCCCSA scholarship. Application deadline TBD. Requirements include a 250 word essay answering the following question: “What do you believe to be the value in studying abroad? When you look back on your study abroad, what do you hope to say that you have gained from the experience, academically, personally, and professionally?”



  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD
  • Time: TBD

What to bring: Students need to bring (a) a signed copy of the Student Guidelines, (b) 4 passport photos, (c) a copy of your passport, (d) flight itineraries for students not on the group flight, (e) a notepad to take notes, and (f) questions. Student participants should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever they feel should attend with them.

Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be served. The faculty will be available to discuss their courses and expectations.