** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Type Detailed:
External Study Abroad Programs
Program Type General:
Level of Study:
Art, Architecture, Planning, and Design, Business, Communications and Media, Health Sciences, Language, Culture, and Humanities, Social Sciences
Live in France’s third-largest city, home to an international mix of people and architecture from over two millennia.
Study intensive French language, from second-year French and up, and an array of electives taught in both French and English with high-quality faculty in a city that historically has been a major academic center.
Take the optional tour/field study to Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea or to Provence and Avignon to set a solid historic and artistic base for your studies of French language and culture.
Walk or bike along the banks of the scenic Rhône and Saône rivers; take weekend trips to ski or snowboard in the French Alps; enjoy some of Lyon’s famous home-style cooking; explore shops and make international friends; and enjoy field trips to the French Alps, Bourgogne, Annecy, and Beaujolais.
This program is offered through UC’s partner the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). UC is a member of the USAC consortium and many UC students study abroad on USAC programs worldwide. For this program, you will have to apply both to UC International as well as USAC directly. As long as you follow the processes required by both UC International and USAC, you will find it easy to transfer USAC credits to your UC degree, and your financial aid and UC scholarships can also apply. You are also eligible to apply for a UC International Programs grant as well as other scholarships.
One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning. Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.
A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department’s passport page for more information.
UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).
All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.