Lyon Immersion fall 2021: get ready for landing!

A guide to your first days of Study Abroad

Lyon 2 Berges du Rhône campus, where the UC Lyon Study Center is located

Wednesday August 25th: Arrive and settle into your room at the CISL. If you are landing at the St Exupéry airport, this page shows you transport options to reach Lyon city center. If taking a taxi from the airport, give them the CISL address: 103, boulevard des Etats-Unis, 69008 Lyon


Thursday, August 26th 17h30: (5:30pm) Health, Safety and Welfare orientation at the CISL. Meet in the lobby and we will proceed to our onsite classroom. Masks are mandatory. This orientation will be followed by a group dinner in the CISL cafeteria.

Friday, August 27th 10h00-13h00 (10:00am - 1:00pm): Academic Orientation in the CISL classroom. Masks are mandatory.

We'll have snacks (bien sûr!) and room to physically distance

Friday, August 27th 19h00 (7:00pm) Welcome Dinner at the restaurant Côté Berthelot. (Please let me know now if you have any dietary restrictions.) You can dress up if you like! Meet at the restaurant: 200 avenue Berthelot, 69007 Lyon.

Terrace dining at Restaurant Côté Bertholot

Saturday, August 28th 10h00 (10:00 am): Homestay student(s) move in to their families. They will pick you up at the CISL at 10am sharp. Be ready in the lobby.

Monday, August 30th 8h30 (8:30am): Start of PRUNe stage. Meet in front of the Université at 16, quai Claude Bernard and we will all go to the Centre International d'Etudes Françaises, where your stage will take place, together. Don't forget your mask!

The CIEF is right inside the university

August 30th - September 10th: You will be in your PRUNe stage each weekday, all day.

Wednesday, September 1st, morning: Students housed in CROUS residences will move from the CISL to their CROUS residence.

A CROUS residence near the University

Thursday, September 2nd: Mandatory attendance at the Réunion d'Accueil, Grand Amphithéâtre, Lyon 2. The time will be communicated to us at the end of August. Masks mandatory.

Monday, September 13th: fall semester begins! Starting identifying the courses you'd like to take.

Lyon 2

Thursday, September 16th 14h-17h00 (2 -5:00pm): Your UC in-house methodology class begins (classroom TBA). Masks mandatory.

Tuesday, September 28th 16h00 (4:00pm): Réunion d'Accueil Etudiants Internationaux, Salle CLI.006 (bâtiment CLIO). This meeting will provide you with information about life at the University as well as in Lyon. Masks mandatory.

map of the Berge du Rhône campus. The UC Study Center is in the Demeter building, office D126.

Please take a moment to watch this "Avoiding the pickpockets" video before you arrive. Three minutes of your time well spent as we reveal some of the secret tricks of those who want your stuff. While this is Paris-focused, it applies to Lyon and all large cities.

Shelby Ocana, your UCEAP Study Center administrator and link between your Lyon life and your UC life
Au plaisir de vous rencontrer à Lyon!
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