Lyon, France (USAC) Academics
EligibilityTo apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. You also must have completed French 201 prior to beginning the program.
CoursesYou will enroll in a minimum of 12 credits of intensive French language courses at the Institute of French Studies with other international students. Your level will be determined by a placement test upon arrival in Lyon. You may also enroll in one USAC elective course in French and European Studies or a course at Université Lumière Lyon 2. You are allowed to take a maximum of 18 credits per semester. For a more detailed list of French language and elective courses, please access the USAC Lyon Courses page.
UW-Eau Claire EquivalenciesPlease consult the course equivalency document to learn how your courses will come back to UW-Eau Claire:
USAC Lyon Equivalencies 2018-19 for fall 2018 & spring 2019
USAC Lyon Equivalencies 2019-2020 for fall 2019 & spring 2020
Liberal Education/General Education RequirementsFor students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details.
For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at firstname.lastname@example.org after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.).