The Lyon program has an on-site Resident Director (RD) who provides comprehensive support to students throughout their study abroad experience.
RDs are responsible for the academic curriculum and faculty. RD Stefano Pizzetti has been with USAC since 1997 (first as Torino Program Assistant and then as Viterbo RD in 2006). He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Torino and is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and French.
The RD, assisted by Program Assistants Olga Grebeshkova and Maxime Brossard, meets the group flight at the airport, provides an on-site orientation, takes you to your program housing, and organizes interesting field studies and optional tours.
As my name suggests I was born and grew up in Russia. I started to study languages in Russia and in 2009, I decided to come to France to improve my French and to continue my academic path. It's here in Lyon that I received my bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics. I believe living and studying abroad is a unique opportunity to discover another country, traditions, language and it can open one's mind! I've been working for USAC since January 2017. I love helping students to have the best experience abroad and share with them the culture and city that welcomed me so cordially and became mine in these recent years.
I was born and raised in the region of Champagne, in the northeast of France. I studied psychology at the University of Reims. After I received my bachelor's degree, I decided to study Science of Education at Lyon's University Lumière Lyon 2. During my studies, I completed an internship in Minnesota teaching French in a French Immersion School for fourth graders. I learned a lot from this experience abroad including interaction and exchange among cultures. It also allowed me to understand that I wanted to help people to travel and to discover other countries and cultures. That’s why I’m working for USAC. My goal is to help you live the best time of your life here!
Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1
Preferred GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French if studying French; no language prerequisite for Art History
Minimum GPA: 2.5, one year of college-level French
Summer: 65 students
Semester: 70 students
English | French
APUAF -- Association des Programmes Universitaires Américaines en France