Lyon, France
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Lyon Calendars - 2019-20 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2019 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 27, 2019 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 28 Arrival in Marseille required by 2 pm (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 28 - September 1 Optional Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea Tour/Field Study
September 2 Arrival in Lyon required by 3 pm (all students)
Move into housing (tour students only)
Overnight in hotel (students not on the optional tour. Included in program fee)
Mandatory USAC orientation begins
September 3 Move into housing (students not on the optional tour)
September 3 - 4 Guided tour of Lyon and surrounding area
September 3 - 5 Mandatory USAC orientation continues
Mandatory French language placement exams
September 9 Fall elective courses begin
September 14 Mandatory meeting with French professors
September 15 Field trip—Annecy
September 16 Fall French language courses begin
October 12 Field trip—Bourgogne
October 26 - November 3 Fall break
December 18 - 20 Fall final examinations
January 16, 2020 Spring mandatory French language placement exams
January 17 Spring French language courses begin
January 25 Mandatory meeting with French professors
January 27 Spring elective courses begin
February 8 Field trip—The French Alps
February 29 - March 8 Winter break
March 28 Field trip—Beaujolais
April 18 - 22 Optional Provence and Occitània Tour/Field Study
April 18 - 26 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 National Holiday—no classes
May 11 - 14 Spring final examinations
Program end date corresponds with last final exam
May 15 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.