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On-Site Staff for Lyon, France

Stefano Pizzetti and Olga Grebeshkova

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.

The RD, assisted by Program Assistant Olga Grebeshkova, 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.

Program Assistant, Olga Grebeshkova, was born in 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.

Meet the Resident Director

Resident Director, 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.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Session I or I&II deadline: March 15
    • Session II deadline: April 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15


  • Summer:
    • Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5
    • Language requirement: None for courses taught in English
      One year of college-level French for French language courses
  • Semester:
    • Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5,
    • Language requirement: One year of college-level French

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

  • Summer: 65 students
  • Semester: 70 students


English, French


APUAF – Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France

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