The Université Louis Lumière (Lyon II) offers a full range of courses in the social sciences and humanities. The Lyon Institut d'Etudes Politiques delivers a special diploma at the end of a full year of study. Lyon Sciences-Po is particularly renowned for Middle Eastern and North African studies. With advance notice, students may also take courses at the Lyon Conservatory of Music and at Lyon I, where all sciences are offered.
Tutors are available throughout the year to help students improve their writing or prepare for oral presentations.
- Fall semester: end of August or beginning of September - 3rd week of January.
- Full-year: end of August or beginning of September - June.
- Spring semester: beginning of January - June.
On-site staff for this program work with students to help them find housing. Housing options include living alone in a studio, sharing housing with local residents or other students. On occasion a homestay can be set up for the student once he/she is on-site.