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The Lyon Summer Program is an intensive language and culture program directed by the Department of French and Italian of the University of Texas at Austin in cooperation with the Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France. The program provides students the opportunity to live and study in France for seven weeks (corresponding to the first summer session), to develop French language skills and experience a different cultural environment. Students earn six credit hours for two courses.


Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts


  • F C 340M - Continuity and Change in Modern France and
    FR 322E - Advanced French II and
    FR 317C - Enhancing French Skills

Academic Information

All participants must take 6 credit hours for which they register at UT prior to departure. Students may sign up for courses depending on previous coursework.


Ellenor Shoemaker is the primary faculty member leading this program. Depending on enrollments, the group may also be accompanied by an additional UT faculty member and/or graduate assistant from the department.

Language(s) of Instruction

French and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


The program begins in Paris and involves four days of touring monuments, museums, and neighborhoods. Then the group travels by train to Lyon. Lyon is conveniently located in central France. In Lyon students live with French families in demi-pension, taking breakfast and dinner with the host family.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

The program fee will be approximately $5000. This fee covers many aspects of the program such as room and board in Paris and Lyon, but students are still responsible for some costs such as round-trip airfare between the US and France. Please see website for further details on the program fee and what it does and does not include.


- Summer First
  • Program: May 30, 2024 to July 12, 2024
  • Instructional: June 6, 2024 to July 11, 2024
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Photo Gallery

Next Step

Students are encouraged to apply early as admissions are on a rolling basis. Information sessions will be in October and November (dates tbd). If you have any program specific questions contact Ellenor Shoemaker: Please apply through the program website.

Program information above is subject to change