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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: E term
  • Restrictions: WPI applicants only
  • Estimated Expenses: E term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
E term 2018-2019 10/29/2017
12/18/2017 TBA TBA
E term 2019-2020 08/06/2018
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

ISRP Lyon, France E'19 IQP

Lyon

france

Location and Culture
Program Dates
Housing and Meals
Project Opportunities
Cost and Billing
Health and Safety
Additional Resources

Location and Culture          

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France after Paris and Marseille. The city population is about 500,000 and is quite diverse. Lyon is known for its gastronomy, for being a UNESCO world heritage site, and for its expertise in high tech and bio tech sectors. The climate is continental. Expect the weather to be similar to Worcester. May and June should be quite pleasant with possibly a few hot days. 

Housing and Meals

Students will stay in university apartment housing close to public transit. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

Cuisine is European with many options for various tastes. Most special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Make sure to take any dietary restrictions or allergies into account as you consider this site and inform your advisor and IGSD of any health concerns well in advance of your participation in this program.

Program Dates

Students must arrive on or before the posted start date and stay through the posted end date of the program.  Dates will be posted at the top of this page. WPI housing will be available from the start date to the end date.  If students plan to arrange any personal travel before or after the program, they will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing. Students must arrive by 3pm on the program start date above. 

Project Opportunities

Lyon, France is a new site for 2019-2020. Proposed topics include projects on innovation and entrepreneurship working with startups, incubators, and organizations interested in economic development and social issues.

Cost and Billing

Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away.  These will be billed to you on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester, and Spring semester). 
  • WPI Tuition and Fees
  • WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
  • WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
  • Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)
In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:
  • Local transportation
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Food
  • Tourist activities and incidentals
  • Project related incidentals

A breakdown of all estimated expenses for Lyon can be found here: Lyon Estimated Costs

Health and Safety 

WPI is committed to the health, safety, and security of all students who participate in our programs. While off-campus study can present unique challenges and inherent risks, we believe that careful research and diligent planning are keys to a safe and rewarding project experience. WPI utilizes several key resources to understand the risks of travel in the countries where we operate, and we urge you to consult these same resources as you research your intended destination.  You can also discuss questions and concerns about your travel plans with on-campus resources such as the IGSD, the Student Health Center, the Office of Disability Services, and the Student Development and Counseling Center. It very important that you consider your own health requirements as you review what sites are most interesting to you, and that you carefully review the published information concerning health, safety, and security at the resources linked below prior to applying to a particular site. Make sure to visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for the most up to date health and vaccine information, and review all information in relation to your own health and any medical conditions you may have.
 

Country-specific travel health information from the Centers for Disease Control

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Additional Resources
 

Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State




This program is currently not accepting applications.