Exchange Program-France

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University

About Jean Moulin Lyon
Inheriting the tradition of the original University of Lyon, which was founded in 1896 with its faculties of science, medicine, law, and humanities; Lyon 3 University was created in 1974.  It took the name of Jean Moulin, a man of honor and courage who symbolizes the values highly respected in “Lyon 3.”

With premises on two city-centre sites in Lyon, a UNESCO world heritage city, Université Jean Moulin ~ Lyon 3  currently has over 20,000 students enrolled in its six faculties and institutes: Law, Business School, Languages, Humanities, Philosophy and the Institute of Technology.

Location:  Lyon Cedex 02, France

Website:  http://www.univ-lyon3.fr or for more information regarding exchange: click here.

Academics Available:  JML3 is open to all Business, Communications and Science Majors.  General education courses are also available.  (Lyon courses in English)

Dates to Remember:

Semester*

Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

April 30

September 12 – December 16

Spring Semester

October 30

January 16 – May 12   

Note students will be in the SELF program the first semester and the DEUF program the second semester.

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must have taken at least one semester of French

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Credit Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at http://www.culturalinsurance.com/

Housing Accommodations:  Housing is arranged for international exchange students by the Lyon 3 staff and there is a mandatory on-line registration process. View housing details & the JML3 university website.

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro can be calculated online at http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information:  Students should access the website for the French Consulate of San Francisco for information about obtaining a student visa. This site has a link to CampusFrance. Students intent on studying abroad in France must register with CampusFrance before they can get a visa interview with the consulate. Here is a link that can help you with any other questions regarding the student visa for France: http://www.nafsa.org/Find_Resources/Supporting_Study_Abroad/EA_Visas/France_Visas/France_Visa_FAQs/

France related information:
www.paris-touristoffice.com;
www.francetourism.com;
www.guideweb.com;
www.realfrance.com.

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara