Study in Lyon, France

View photos from Lyon, France and ESDES School of Business and Management.

Experience French culture while taking taking classes at one of France’s best business schools. You can spend a semester studying at the prestigious ESDES School of Business and Management in Lyon while continuing to pay Radford University tuition. ESDES is part of the Catholic University of Lyon and newly installed in a state-of-the-art campus. It offers a student life rich in diversity and culture, innovative teaching and pledges to fully support its students on an individual basis.


What is an Exchange Program?

An Exchange Program allows educational institutions to exchange students. Both students continue to pay their home institution tuition during their semester(s) abroad.

What Courses can I take?

ESDES currently offers classes in: Business Management, Economics, Digital Marketing, European Union, International Finance, Business, Business Ethics and many more. See Course listings for Exchange Students. In addition, students should visit the CGEE (Cook 104) for a course approval form and instructions for obtaining course approval.

What are the costs of the program?

Students will be responsible for their Radford tuition, ESDES housing and transportation costs. Housing costs will range from 250-400 Euros/month. Students are encouraged to apply for the McGlothlin Student Study Abroad Award.

When does the semester begin/end?

The Spring Semester starts on January 6, 2020 and ends on April 24, 2020.  The Fall Semester runs from August 28 to December 20.  

When should I apply?

Applications should be submitted by October 31st  for the Spring Semester 2020 and April 20, 2019 for the Fall Semester 2019.