Lyon, France
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Lyon Calendars - 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2020 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
October 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 10, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 11 Arrival in Lyon required by 3 pm
Overnight in hotel (included)
January 12 Mandatory USAC orientation begins
Move into housing
January 13 Guided tour of Lyon
Mandatory French language placement exams
Mandatory USAC orientation continues
January 14 French language courses begin
January 18 Elective 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 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.