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Study Abroad in France

Study Abroad in France

Experience Lyon, France - FALL 2024

September 30 - December 7 (includes online readings, discussions, and reflection assignments in the US before departure)

In-country dates in Lyon: October 5 - December 7

Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) offers a study abroad experiences in Lyon, the number one city in France for students. Lyon is France's second largest city and an important European crossroad. It's a remarkable location at the heart of Europe that links Lyon to some of major metropolises. Lyon's fine cuisine is an integral part of the local way of life. The city is the capital of French gastronomy and offers a choice between the popular charm of its famous bouchon bistros, the refined elegance of its two-and three-star gourmet restaurants, and the warm lively atmosphere of its open-air markets.

Classes will be held at the Centre d'etudes Franco-Americain de Management (CE FAM), a Franco-American business school. Working in partnership with five American business schools (AACSB accredited). It is one metro stop away from Lyon's historic center; a popular area well known for its architecture dating back to the Middle Ages and boasting of traditional Lyonnais restaurants. It is the liveliest part of Lyon, with many cafes and clothing stores.

aerial view on Lyon cityscape, with Saint Jean-Baptiste Cathedral, both Saone and Rhone river, with Bonaparte bridge, famous place Bellecour and typical red roofs from apartment residential buildings.

Program Cost and Dates

Cost: $6250
Early bird special by May 3, 2024 to pay $6150
Application & Deposit Deadline: June 7, 2024
First Partial Payment Due ($590): June 19, 2024
Balance of Program Fees Due: September 6, 2024
Tuition: Check your campus calendar

Campus & Classrooms

  • Audio-visual equipment including interactive and overhead projectors
  • Over 10 computer labs and three high-tech learning labs
  • Numerous studying areas
  • Free access to the internet in the computer lab and Wi-Fi provided
  • Orientation session, assistance, and 24-hour emergency contact
  • Access to a gym close to campus for an additional fee


You will be livingwith a French hostfamilyin Lyon. You will have your own bedroom and will have the option to have dinner with the French family every night. Breakfast is also included. You will be responsible for your own lunch meal but will have access to the fridge to store food and to the kitchen to cook. CE FAM works in collaboration with Lyon Expat Agency, a company dedicated to arranging accommodations for expatriates and study abroad students in Lyon.

They have carefully selected the families and visited all the houses in which students will be living. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to best understand your needs and find the best fitting host family for your stay.

City of Lyon in daytime

Program Costs Include

  • Transfer between the airport and the accommodation upon program arrival/departure
  • Accommodation in a single room in a homestay within a residential neighborhood of Lyon and the surrounding area
  • Breakfast will be provided in the homestay seven days a week and dinnerfive days a week (Mon-Fri). You will have access to the kitchen for the preparation of any other meals.
  • Orientation program and a 24-hour emergency contact service
  • All excursions and activities listed in here
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • Lyon transport travel pass, valid for unlimited use on buses and underground trains in Lyon and the surrounding area for the duration of the program
  • Health insurance

Program Costs Do Not Include

  • Airfare
  • College tuition and fees
  • Course books or materials (unless specified)
  • Passport and visa fees if applicable
  • Any meals not specified in this document
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not specified as included in the program
  • Optional personal effects insurance coverage

Please set up an appointment to see a financial aid advisor to learn more about financial aid support.


Contact Carolin Gipple
Study Abroad Manager & Retention Specialist