The Université Jean Moulin (UJM) is located in the vibrant city of Lyon, France. UJM consists of six faculties and institutes, which provide a broad range of studies for every interest. There are two campuses, the Manufacture des Tabacs (La Manu) and the city-center site (Les Ouais). UJM is firmly involved in the rich culture of Lyon, and offers student discounts for concerts, theater, cinema, museums, and opera, as well as club and inter-mural sports and activities.
Classes at UJM are offered in French or English. Students may enroll in the DEUF Program (courses are in French). Many of the same courses at UM are also available at UJM. Students may also enroll in the SELF Program, a semester long program which entails taking 4 courses in Business, Law or Humanities (these courses are in English), and one French as a Foreign Language course. A Masters Program in Business is also available in English.
Housing & Meals
Exchange students may live with other students in an apartment in Lyon and provide their own meals. Students may also live with a French family, breakfast and dinner meals are provided. There are cafes on campus where lunch can be purchased. For more information regarding accommodation in Lyon click here.
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board in Lyon. Renting a private apartment in Lyon costs 200-400 EUR per month, plus 250 EUR for food (one meal on campus is 2.40 EUR). Montana residents must apply for a visa to France in person at the Consulate in San Francisco (costs US$120). UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.
Students register for classes upon arrival at UJM. Students must enroll in a minimum of 180 hours of classes per semester at UJM. This will transfer to UM as 12 credits, the minimum required to be considered full-time.
Semester 1: September to late January
Semester 2: late January to early June
The second largest city in France, Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region. The city is a blend of historic and contemporary, with both urban areas and green spaces. Lyon’s history dates back to the Roman Empire in the 1st Century BC, and the city’s many museums and historic buildings are testaments to its role as a commercial hub for France for the last 500 years. The old town is preserved and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area provides for ample opportunity to feast on the best of traditional French cuisine. Try Lyon’s specialties, boeuf bourguignon and escargot. Cultural exhibits in the city are plentiful and include an opera house, theatres and cinemas, and art galleries– contemporary and ancient. More than 100,000 students contribute to the city’s vibrant character and charm, adding a youthful element to just about every neighborhood.
Just north of the city is Beaujolais country, one of the most famous French wine producing areas. The French Alps are to the East providing areas for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. There are many ski resorts within 2 to 3 hours of the city.
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: French, English (SELF Program and Graduate Business Program)
Language Requirement: Two years college-level French prior to exchange
University website: www.univ-lyon3.fr
Length of exchange: semester or academic year
Lyon at a Glance
Cold, wet winters (average temperature 42°F) and warm, humid summers (average temperature 81°F)
Paris: 244 miles
Berlin: 606 miles
Bretagne: 271 miles
Venice: 362 miles