- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.50 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
- This program is only open to students in the College of Engineering
This summer program is held at INSA Lyon, one of France’s leading engineering schools. During this 4-week summer program, students will learn about European Perspectives in Engineering and Innovation through innovative and interactive teaching, including site visits to businesses. Students will also become acquainted with French culture and study either beginning, intermediate or advanced French. The program includes trips to Chamonix, Annecy, and social activities.
This program offers three different tracks/courses, and students will choose 2 for a total of 6 credits:
- Connected Devices and Smart Services - 3 credits
- Management and Innovation in Europe - 3 credits
- French Language, Cross-cultural Communication, Industry, and Society (required) - 3 credits
Summer: mid May - mid June
Refer to INSA Lyon's website for the specific dates.
Where the Saône and the Rhône meet, Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The former capital of the Gauls, the city bears witness to 2000 years of continuous history. Its remarkable heritage is enriched with signature buildings by contemporary architects such as Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava. Lyon is one of Europe's most attractive metropolises. A competitive destination and one that is open to the world, a charming city, the birthplace of projects, each year Lyon attracts an increasing number of companies and talents. Created in 2007, the label " ONLYLYON " ensures the international promotion of the city.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.