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Lyon 3 : Reviews (Lyon)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Fall 2016 Participant
Very accurate. I enjoyed meeting Lyonnaise students before departing.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
I had no real issues with safety during any of my time in France. Lyon is known to be one of the safest cities for students.

 

Fall 2016 Participant
I felt very safe.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
I loved, loved, loved the academic experience I had. Due to the nature of an exchange program, I was only one of a few Americans in my classes. This meant that I got to take international affairs classes among people from Italy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, and many more countries. It changed the way the classes interacted because I was getting a real global perspective on global topics.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
I did not really find this through the exchange program itself. However, the exchange program left me enough freedom to be able to find local culture on my own.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
The exchange program is very hands-off, but I liked that. You really are on your own a lot and it helped me to really suck it up and figure out life by myself.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
Yes! The program is wonderful in relation to the cost. You really are living the full experience. You find your housing, food, travel, etc. You can make it whatever you want and you're paying your own school's semester fees anyway.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
I did not really have many expectations going into this program, but I ended up loving it. I loved getting to meet so many people from different countries.

 

John Gerard Irwin, Academic Year 2015 Participant
You'll have a lot of free time during the semester, but don't forget to study for the final exams!

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
Know what you're getting yourself signed up for. The nature of an exchange program is that you are on your own a lot. Find fast outlets to meet other people and try to connect with someone to live with in the program before you go. My roommate was another girl from UGA who I did not know well previously and I am so glad I lived with her. I had her as support, a reminder of home, a travel buddy, and a general companion day to day. That was a really important part of my time in France.

 

Emily Kathleen Barton, Spring 2017 Participant
Go on a program without other UGA students!

 

John Gerard Irwin, Academic Year 2015 Participant
A total cultural immersion. The city has so much to offer and Lyon's location in Europe makes it easy to explore the entire continent.

 

Abigail Mary Criswell, Fall 2016 Participant
The exchange program offers students exactly what they should want in a study abroad- guidance with lots of freedom. Exchange offers the opportunity to meet others from all over the world in a way that other programs can't offer.

 

Emily Kathleen Barton, Spring 2017 Participant
This was the best semester of college. I loved every bit of my study abroad. It was amazing meeting people from all over the world. I made so many amazing friends and had some really worldly experiences. 10/10 would recommend.