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Living Accommodations for Lyon, France

Not all housing options may be available during your program period. Due to local health guidelines, you will likely be placed in single room housing. Please contact the Program Advisor for more information.

Homestay (Semester, Year or Summer Session I)

Boarding with a family provides an unmatched opportunity for practicing your French, experiencing French culture and customs. While a homestay is not for everyone, generally we recommend living in a local home. The host family will provide you with an individual room, daily breakfast, and dinners five days a week. Private homes are located within Lyon or its suburbs.

Residence Halls

Residence halls are a suitable option for those who have an independent lifestyle, but are used to group living, or for those who want to have higher exposure to French and international students. Students can choose from a single room or a shared apartment in the University Residence Hall, or a single studio apartment in the Private Residence Hall, all of which are off campus. Depending on the option you select, kitchen facilities, and restrooms will be available either in your room, or on each floor of the residence hall. You can also eat at the university restaurant inexpensively.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Session I / I&II Deadline: April 1
    • Session II Deadline: May 1
  • Fall: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 15



Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Language requirement: One year of college-level French if studying French; no language prerequisite for Art History


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5,

Language requirement: One year of college-level French

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 65 students

Semester: 70 students


English | French


APUAF – Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France

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