Lyon, France
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Lyon Calendars - 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
May 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall $500 Confirmation Deposit is Non-Refundable
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 29, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 30 Arrival in Lyon required by 3pm
Overnight in hotel (included in program fee)
August 31 Mandatory USAC orientation begins
Move into housing
September 1 Mandatory USAC orientation continues
Guided tour of Lyon
September 2 Mandatory French language placement exams
September 3 Fall French language courses begin
September 12 Field trip—Annecy
October 10 Field trip—Bourgogne
October 24 - 28 Optional Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea Tour/Field Study
October 24 - November 1 Fall break
December 17 Fall final examinations
January 13, 2021 Spring mandatory French language placement exams
January 14 Spring elective courses begin
January 25 Mandatory meeting with French professors
January 28 Spring French language courses begin
February 6 Field trip—The French Alps
February 22 - 28 Winter break
March 27 Field trip—Beaujolais
April 17 - 21 Optional Provence and Occitània Tour/Field Study
April 17 - 25 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 National Holiday—no classes
May 10 - 11 Spring final examinations
Program end date corresponds with last final exam
May 12 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.