Campuses:

Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3: Lyon

Undergraduate Global Immersion in France

Space available for Spring 2016!


Program Dates: 

The academic calendar at Lyon will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.

Fall Semester 2015:

Integration Week: 2 -11 September

First day of courses: 14 September

End of Exams: 11 December 

Spring Semester 2016:

January - April 
 

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Location details

  • Lyon is located at the heart of the EU and is France's second largest city, with a population of over a million. Lyon is located in the Rhone-Alpes region, which is the first economic region in France after Paris and one of the larfest in Europe. 
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 is ranked among the 10 best in France. With six faculties working with students from Lyon's global network of more than 180 partners, international business is simulated in the classroom from the moment the syllabus is handed out. Carlson students are exposed to expert instructors and courses focused on relevant business issues facing managers and leaders every day.

Accommodations

  • There are a variety of different accommodations options to choose from including university residences, apartments, shared houses, or homestays. 
  • Exchange students have access to the Lyon III International Associatin that provides students with assistance in finding accommodation. 
  •  Students will work with the housing coordinator and apply through that office.
  • There are some compulsory housing fees including the application fee and deposit, as well as a housing tax and housing insurance. 

Academics and credits

  • Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
  • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
  • Exchange students choose between a program in French (DEUF or CEUF) or a program in English (SELF). 
  • Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
  • For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.

Eligibility

  • No host country language skills required
  • UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
  • Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Additional criteria may apply
  • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

Visa and Passport

  • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
  • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
  • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
  • Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information

What is a Business Exchange Program?

  • Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
  • You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
  • You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
  • You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
  • A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
  • You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad

Application and Admissions

To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 is February 1, 2016. Applications for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 will open on September 8th, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.  

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.

Cost table

Estimated Expenses 2015-2016
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account)$7,029
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account)$2,500
Transportation (to and from program site)$1,300
Documentation (passport, visa, immunization)$200
Books and Materials$200
Room and/or Board$5,000
Essential Daily Living Expenses$2,000
Miscellaneous$500
Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account)$200
Total$18,929

Program Manager

Academic term(s)

Fall
Spring

Duration

Semester Exchange

Degree level

Undergraduate

Region

Europe

Country

France

City

Lyon