Program Director: Andre Colombat
School: Centre d’Études Franco-Américain de Management
Near the Swiss border, at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône rivers, the city of Lyon has been a thriving economic center since Antiquity. It is often considered the culinary capital of France. With 505,100 inhabitants, Lyon serves a population of more than 160,000 students. Half-way between Paris and the French Riviera, it is also well-known for its medical schools, research centers, various industries and pleasant location near the Alps. Lyon is also served by the international Saint-Exupéry Airport and the fast train TGV line.
Loyola has a relationship with the CEFAM (Centre d’Études Franco-Américain de Management – Franco-American Center of Management Studies) in Lyon, an international private institution specializing in marketing, management, finance and consulting. The CEFAM was established in 1986 and offers undergraduate and graduate business degrees based on the American education system. In the U.S.A., it also has partnerships with Northeastern University, Temple University, Pace University, Siena College and Rider University.
CEFAM enables Loyola students to take courses in English with French and international students in an international environment. Lectures are taught almost exclusively in English by native speakers with strong academic backgrounds and industry experience. All Loyola students are required to take one French course.
Possible courses offered: Philosophy core, Political Science (spring only), History core, English core, French core, Science core, Marketing, Management, International Business, Finance, several Business core courses.
Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola University will work with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country. Loyola University Maryland will not makes any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.
CEFAM is located in very modern facilities with excellent academic IT services, in a recently renovated neighborhood right outside of downtown Lyon and next to a large subway station giving easy access to the entire city. Housing is provided in two dorms, one right next to the school and the other one in the city center, about 30 minutes away by subway (Nexity; 10 rue Josephine Baker). Students live in their own studios apartment with internet, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundromat.
- Completed online application form and a Course planning form must be submitted by December 2 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving) for the fall or spring.
Travel and Activities
Students must arrive on the same day in order to be met at the Lyon-Satolas (LYS) airport by a school representative. This program offers several benefits such as airfare, a public transportation pass and activities such as study abroad orientation, guided tour of the city of Lyon, a day trip, and cheese tasting.