Spring Break in Lyon

March 16th - 24th, 2019

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During this 2019 spring break study abroad trip, participants will go into the classrooms of Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon (CSI) in France and learn about the education in France, discover the impact of different culture and education systems on the teaching in the classrooms, and meet the student teachers from ESPE Académie de Lyon (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1) while enjoying the beautiful cities of Lyon and Paris! 

3 Credit Hours (Undergraduate)
4 Credit Hours (Graduate)

Program Cost

Total Program Cost: $2,500
*subject to adjustment based on currency fluctuations and flight price changes.

Includes: Airfare, Accommodations in Lyon and Paris, Breakfast and dinner every day 

If accepted, deposit schedule is as follows:

• $100 due December 15, 2018 
• Remaining balance due January 26th, 2019

Program Details

*Subject to change

Fri, 3/15Flight to Lyon
Sat, 3/16Arrive in Lyon in the morning, afternoon of sightseeing 
Sun, 3/17Tour of Lyon, Group dinner with local students and teachers
Mon, 3/18 Free day in Lyon, optional trip to Annecy, France
Tues, 3/19Visit local schools, late afternoon/evening free time
Wed, 3/20Class visit in the morning, visit to University of Lyon 
Thurs, 3/21 School visit, evening train to Paris 
Fri, 3/22 Free day in Paris  
Sat, 3/23 Free day in Paris  
Sun, 3/24 Fly back to Chicago  

This program is associated with a full-credit 6 week online course. There will be four weeks of class prior to the trip, and two weeks post-trip. Please be aware of this when committing to the program and realize that there will be various readings and assignments due throughout the course, as well as a final project at the end.

Scholarship Information

The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget an additional $200-$500 for: Some meals, thank-you gifts for your home stay family and teachers, tourist activities, souvenirs, other incidentals, International student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

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.

Jacob Minniear, Site Coordinator

Jacob’s role as site coordinator is the day-to-day management ofstudent services, host institution relations, program academics,and student evaluations. Jacob observes students in theirclassroom placement and teaches the corresponding course. Healso advises students on issues related to academics, health, andsafety, assists, and works closely with colleagues at the Universityof Lyon and the Academie de Lyon to design and deliver qualityeducation programs for Illinois Education Abroad. Also, Jacobcoordinates teacher exchange programs between the Universityof Lyon and the local Champaign and Urbana schools.

Jacob studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence and then was a middleschool language assistant in Annecy.

Contact: jminni3@illinois.edu

Contact Jacob Minniear