Spend your Semester in Lyon

Fall Semester 2018

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Application Deadline for Fall Semester: May 4th, 2018

This program is specifically designed for those who want to learn French and engage deeply with local French culture. Study French at any proficiency level while also experiencing a rare opportunity for placement in French public schools. You will be matched with a classroom teacher in the student age range of your choice. Site seeing visit to Paris is included!

Program Cost

Total Program Cost: $13,500

• Tips and hints on preparation for travel
• Assistance with flights
• Assistance with visa application 
• Orientation to culture and education practices
• Semester housing
• All tuition and school placements
• Membership in a European Teaching and Learning Community upon return 

Program Details

What's Included?

• Pre-departure: an introduction to global comparative education and Frenchschooling in an online pre-departure class. Learn the customs, practices, andpolicies of the French education system.
• Visa process
• Financial planning and budgeting
• Life abroad - tips for enjoying France 

Tuition for University of Lyon II
• Language & Culture courses at the Centre de Langue (French)
• Education courses at the College of Education at University of Lyon(English/French)

• Private student dormitory where you'll enjoy living with French andinternational students. There is a shared kitchen for you to cook meals withyour new friends and neighbors. 

International Student Health Insurance

• Assistance locating airfare 
• Pick up at Lyon airport

• UIUC will assist you in the Visa process (we cannot apply for the student, but we will assist and help answer any questions)

School Observations and Teaching Experience
• Spend 5-7 hours a week in a public elementary or secondary school 
• Interact with school faculty, staff, students, and families
• Assist in classrooms - small group work both in French and English
• Provide English lessons
• Participate & attend in school functions 

Site Coordinator
• There is a bilingual American site coordinator who will:
• Assist with the visa application process and pre-departure process
• Assist in you arrival 
• Provide a city and school orientation
• Organize local excursions
• Assist with issues if they arise

Illinois-France Network
• Join and engage in our Illinois-France network:
• 20 pre-service teachers and local teachers
• UIUC alumni in the Lyon area
• Meet and help orientate the 2018-2019 French students who will study inIllinois
• Visit the Illinois spring break students

Illinois & Lyon: Community of Practice
• Join our online community of practice for:
• American & French pre-service teachers
• American & French teachers
• Faculty members
• Participants from all study abroad - short term and semester

Scholarship Information

The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget additional costs for some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

Students may also review other available scholarship options through Illinois International, including the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Scholarship. Learn More

Financial Aid

Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to your program will depend on your financial aid package. Because there are many variables that determine your financial aid package, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 

Upon admission to a program, you will be provided with a financial aid budget form to submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

*If you are a non-Illinois student, please contact the Illinois Program Coordinator or the Office of International Programs for assistance in applying for financial aid through your own institution.

Questions? Contact Jacob Minniear.