Undergraduates are invited to apply for the the Biomolecular Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) Study Abroad Program in Lyon, France for 2023. The BEST-Lyon program combines study at Georgia Institute of Technology, the premier science and engineering institution in the southern U.S., with a summer experience at CPE-Lyon University, a university rich in history in the chemical sciences, engineering, and technology. Participants can explore the inventions of Louis Pasteur, Victor Grignard, Pierre and Marie Curie while studying in France's "second-city", Lyon.
Program Dates: Depart USA on Sunday, May 21, 2023 and arrive in Lyon on Monday, May 22, 2023 and check into housing. Check out of housing and depart on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
Students may earn up to 6-8 semester credits from the following courses as part of this Georgia Tech faculty-led study abroad program:
- BIOS 3450 RBT-Cell &Molecular Biology, 3 credits*
- BIOS 3451 RBT-Cell & Molecular Biology lab,1 credit
- CHEM 2311 RBT-Organic Chemistry I, 3 credits
- CHEM 2312 RBT-Organic Chemistry II, 3 credits.
- CHEM 2380 RBT-Synthesis Lab I (Organic Chemistry), 2 credits
- CHEM 2801 RBT-Special Topics-Chemistry, 1 credit
- FREN 1001 RBT-Introduction to French, 3 credits
*Students who are enrolled in CHEM 2311 in Lyon are eligible to receive a prereq permit for BIOS 3450.
Students visit cultural and scientific site visits in the region (e.g. Pasteur Institute, Pasteur Museum, and Curie Museum in Paris and CERN in Geneva, the Roman ruins of Old Lyon, the Beaujolais region of France). For a look at the BEST Lyon summer activities, check out the Georgia Tech BEST Lyon France facebook page. The detailed schedule of courses and program excursions is expected to be available in mid March. Course syllabi will be available in early/mid May. Information will be posted via canvas for program participants. For an estimate of total costs (i.e. program fee, tuition, meals, etc), see the program description at the Georgia Tech Office of International Education website.
Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the entire program before departure for reasons within its control, all fees paid by participants will be refunded. If Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.
- Non-Georgia Tech Transient Students-How to Apply?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information Session Slides
- RatherBeLyon (Slideshow); Organic Chemistry Abroad Slides (CHEM 2801)
- Photos (housing, transportation, others)
- Youtube Interviews-Georgia Tech Students
- Lyon Tourism Office
- Websites to help with learning free, basic French communication: Radio Lingua, BBC Languages. English is spoken through out much of France. You do not have to be fluent in French to participate in the program.
Interested in knowing more about study abroad in Lyon: Please contact Georgia Tech BEST Lyon Program Director: Cameron Tyson