Lyon, France

Program Calendars

Lyon, France | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 11 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 22 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 26, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 27 Arrival in Marseille required by 6 pm (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 27 - 31 Optional Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea Tour/Field Study
September 1 Arrival in Lyon required by 3 pm (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
September 2 Mandatory USAC orientation part 1
Guided tour of Lyon and surrounding area
September 4 Mandatory USAC orientation part 2
September 5 - 7 Mandatory French language placement exams
September 10 Field trip—Annecy
September 11 Fall elective courses begin
September 15 Mandatory meeting with French professors
September 18 Fall French language courses begin
October 14 Field trip—Bourgogne
October 30 - November 5 Fall break
December 18 - 22 Fall final examinations
January 15 - 19, 2018 Spring mandatory French language placement exams
January 22 Spring elective courses begin
January 26 Mandatory meeting with French professors
January 29 Spring French language courses begin
February 3 Field trip—The French Alps
February 17 - 25 Winter break
March 31 Field trip—Beaujolais
April 7 - 11 Optional Provence and Avignon Tour/Field Study
April 7 - 22 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 National Holiday—no classes
May 10 - 11 Holiday - No classes
May 20 - 26 Spring final examinations
Program end date corresponds with last final exam
May 27 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.