Lyon, France
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On-Site Staff for Lyon, France

Jos├ęphine and Stefano

Joséphine and Stefano

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. Resident Director Stefano Pizzetti has been with USAC since 1997 (first as Torino Program Assistant and then as Viterbo Resident Director in 2006). He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Torino and is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and French. The Resident Director, assisted by Program Assistant Joséphine Charlet, 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.

The Lyon program assistant is Joséphine Charlet. In her own words:

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“I was born and raised in Lyon and have studied languages and international communications at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 here in Lyon as well. However, during my studies I studied abroad twice: once in the USA, in New Mexico for a year, and another time in Spain, in Malaga, for a semester. Both of those experiences allowed me to understand that this career path was made for me as I have always wanted to encourage people to travel abroad. I have been working for USAC since January 2014, and since the beginning of the program here in Lyon. It has been a fulfilling experience so far and I am really thrilled to be working on sharing my culture and my city, and having American students making it theirs.”