"Studying abroad is one of the most important experiences I've had during college. It improved my Spanish speaking abilities--that being the goal of the trip--but it also opened my eyes to a different way of life and to a different perspective of the United States. Hardly a week goes by that I don't think about last summer." — Jon-Michael Poff, '13
"Studying abroad in Spain has been the most incredible experience of my life filled with unforgettable memories! Lyon offers such an amazing opportunity to study abroad...I really think all students should take advantage of it. My semester abroad dramatically changed my point of view on so many things, providing a new prospective. It gave me the opportunity to experience several cultures, not just the Spanish culture (I roomed with a girl from Germany and a couple from Romania), and I was able to travel extensively. I want to see many new cultures now! The hardest part is getting all the paperwork done, but if you can make it through that the worst is done and the best is yet to begin...a semester abroad! It will change your life, it definitely did mine!" — Maci Powers, '12
Study Abroad Exchange Programs
Lyon has established tuition exchange agreements with Akita International University (Japan), the University of Poitiers (France), and to Belfast Metropolitan college, Queens University, St. Mary’s University College, Stranmillis University College and University of Ulster, all in Northern Ireland, through the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (www. presbyteriancolleges.org/irishamericanscholars.htm). Also, Lyon College is a member of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), which allows student exchange with schools located in Mexico, Spain, Chile, Canada, Honduras, Colombia, Iceland, Brazil and South Korea. In most cases, the exchange is for a semester but some schools offer summer exchange as well. Students normally participate in semester and yearlong study abroad exchange programs during their junior year, or the following summer. Applicants are required to have attended Lyon full-time for the academic year preceding their study abroad, have a Lyon cumulative GPA of 3.0, be in good financial standing, and have appropriate foreign language skills to be eligible to participate in a semester or yearlong study abroad exchange program.