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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Brian Henry Program type: Direct Enroll
Area of study: French, General Education Credit Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility: Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore Housing options: Student Residences
Language prerequisite: Yes Language of instruction: French
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

Are you interested in studying French language culture in one of France's beautiful cities? Read more about this program then talk to one of the students who went last summer!
Formed in 1973 by the decentralization of the old Université de Lyon, the Université Lyon 3 is often cited as one of the top French universities in the humanities and arts.Lyon 3 is divided into two campuses. "Les Quais", a series of beautiful 19th century buildings downtown, is located along the banks of the Rhone River in the heart of the city, with architecture from the 19th century. The "Manufacture des Tabacs", a renovated ancient Tobacco Manufactury, is the more modern part of the university with easy access to the city.


Lyon is a vibrant, culturally rich city. Hardly a month goes by without some sort of big fete, and it has an immense range of attractions in film, theater, and music. Lyon has its own distinctive cuisine, and its shopping opportunities include everything from flea markets and street stalls to boutiques. Lyon is well situated within France. Paris is two hours away by the TGV train, the Alpine slopes are also just two hours distant, and Avignon, Orange, and Dijon are perfect for weekend trips.

Courses & Credits

The University of Lyon 3 offers a 6 week French language summer program; students need a minimum of 1 semester of French (A2) but students with 2 semesters may also apply. Students will receive 6 UNC TREQ credits. One course is a French language course, and students will be placed at the appropriate level after taking a French language test. The second course is a French culture course which will include a number of activities and excursions in and around Lyon. More information on the French Summer school is available here. 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Housing on the summer program is provided and also includes breakfast and some lunches. Students will live in university housing with other international students on the program.

Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.

More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/24/2020
Rolling Admission 06/08/2020 07/17/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1