Lyon students may also participate in semester and year-long study abroad programs other than the approved exchange programs listed on the website. They will not be classified as Lyon students during the duration of such study, however. Accordingly, they are responsible for the full cost of such study abroad programs. Students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarship and may use their Nichols grant towards expenses if they meet all the eligibility requirements for it.
While prior approval to participate in such programs is not required, students should consider applying for a leave of absence. In all cases, they must request permission in advance to transfer credit hours from these programs to Lyon College.
This approval process is the same as for any transfer credit request, except that the written approval of the Nichols International Studies Program is also required. As with all transferred courses, credit hours may be awarded toward program and/or graduation requirements, but the grades received in these courses will not be used in the calculation of the student’s Lyon GPA.
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