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The SELF is an upper-division undergraduate level program open to university undergraduates who have completed at least two years of university studies. It is entirely taught in English and offers approximately 20 courses per semester in the following fields : law/political science, business/business culture and humanities. The SELF will help students get familiar with the French University system and culture. It can also help them improve their proficiency so as to study in French the following semester (except for beginners). It is a full time program and cannot be combined with other programs.
Study in English in Lyon, France (SELF)
Objectives of the program :
The SELF program is designed to encourage significant improvement in the student's level of proficiency in the French language, possible fulfilment of home university curriculum requirements and subsequent credit transfer.
Most of the courses are designed from a European or French perspective and emphasis is placed upon international comparison.
Students should be motivated by the international experience of studying in France, even if they do not master the French language (A2 level or below).
The SELF program is a semester program or an annual program.
It usually starts at the end of August / in early January and ends mid-December/end of April
- Fall semester 2017/2018
Arrival at Lyon 3: 25 and 28 August
Program start: 30 August
Mid-term break: 28 October to 05 November
Exam period: 27 November to 8 December included
Program end: 8 December evening
- Spring semester 2017/2018
Arrival at Lyon 3: 03 January
Program start: 04 January
Mid-term break: 17 to 25 February
Exam period: 02 to 13 April
Program end:13 April evening
The SELF program is available to students (exchange/non-exchange) who fulfil the following requirements:
Students should have completed a minimum of two years of university studies ; the academic level of SELF corresponds to upper-division undergraduate level
Level of French:
- The SELF program is designed for students with a basic French level (<A2)
- Students staying for two semesters who arrive with an A2 level in French and have attained a B1 level at the end of the semester are directed towards classes taught in French for the spring semester (DEUF program).
Level of English:
For students enrolled in a university where English is not the official language, one of the official tests listed below is required:
- TOEFL IBT: overall score of 80 or higher with 20 at least for each section – only the official test will accepted (the local institutional version is not adequate)
- TOEFL ITP: overall score of 560 minimum and 50 at least for each section
- IELTS: overall score of 6,5 and 6 minimum at each section
- TOEIC including speaking, writing, listening and reading test: overall score of 1020
- Cambridge Advanced: A/B
- Cambridge Proficiency: C minimum
The English test has to be provided upon nomination (end of April for the fall semester and end of November for the spring semester) by your home university.
NB: The tests listed above must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to the commencement of SELF program.
Application deadlines for fee-paying students:
- LAW and POLITICAL SCIENCE courses
Comparative Constitutional Law
European Business Law
EU Data Protection Law
European Union: Integration and European Perspectives
Introduction to Human Rights Law
Paradox & Conflict in European Union Law
Commercial Law - an English and international analysis
Comparative Legal Traditions
International Trade Law (NAFTA, TAFTA, WTO)
Introduction to Public International Law and the¨Practice of International Organizations - to be confirmed
- HUMANITIES courses
Controlling the Narrative in the Age of "Alternative Facts"
Globalization - syllabus to be published soon
Shakespeare and the Supernatural
The European Revolutionary Tide since 1789
* Subject to change
The SELF course offer for 2017/2018 as well as the syllabi will be updated gradually