Lyon, France

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  • Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Early January - Early May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

Centre D'Etudes Franco Americain de Management (CEFAM), an international school of business and management, was founded in 1986 in Lyon, France. CEFAM's unique program is based on the American business school curriculum model and is taught in English by American and British professionals. The program has nearly 20 years of experience in international exchange and in delivering academic and cultural opportunities abroad.


Business students will earn 16 credits by taking a combination of business and non-business courses. DMSB students should consult OISP staff to determine the transferability of your business courses. It is imperative that DMSB students meet with their academic advisor to confirm their selected courses for their semester abroad. All students are required to take a French language course and only one course may be applied towards their concentration.


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Host University

The campus is located in the heart of Lyon, in a modern building equipped to serve the pedagogical needs of its students. CEFAM offers a learning environment which promotes academic success. Mini, comfortable amphitheaters and smaller, more intimate classrooms promote active student participation during classes. The computer labs offer students access to all the latest computer software and to the Internet on which they can work during open access times.

Eligibility Requirements

DMSB major students:

  • Completed at least 48 credits and one six month co-op or 60 credits without co-op
  • GPA of at least 2.67
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Non-DMSB students:

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application form
    • Application form Study Abroad

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • 2-passport photos
    • Resume/CV

    • Faculty/Instructor Letter of Recommendation
    • A copy of your birth certificate
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Available accommodations vary for students. Options include home-stays, shared accommodations and accommodations with private bathroom and kitchen amenities.


Established by the Romans over 2000 years ago as the capital of Gaul, modern Lyon is France's third largest city and also one of its safest. It bathes in history, much of it still visible in the form of Roman amphitheatres, aqueducts, and much more. In the late nineties, UNESCO recognized Lyon's historic quarter as a World Heritage Site. Located at the crossroads of Europe in Southern France, Lyon is close to countless European destinations. Paris, Switzerland, and Italy are only tow hours away by train, while other major European cities such as London, Barcelona, Brussels, and Amsterdam can be reached within five hours. In addition, the Alps with its world-class ski resorts and the beautiful beaches of the French Riviera are only two hours away by car or train.