Lyon, France

During this program, students participate in daily lessons in French and French history, and have ample opportunities to explore and discover the rich French culture and heritage. 
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of French. Interested students who do not speak French must contact the Vice President for Global Mission and Identity to inquire about program participation. Students will receive academic credit for this seminar.

List of 5 items.

  • Eligibility

    Students are eligible to during their sophomore or junior year. Interested freshmen and/or seniors must contact the Vice President for Global Mission and Identity to inquire about program participation.  
  • Academic Credit

    This program will offer .5 credit that will be officially listed on the student’s transcript and will be used when factoring a student’s cumulative GPA. Please note that the credit offered does not replace any required classes at BC High.
  • Host Family Experience

    Because cultural immersion is such an important part of our exchange program, and in an effort to keep our cost reasonable, our students stay with host families during this exchange program.  BC High students who host an exchange student in their home and participate in an international seminar have the most fulfilling experience.  For this reason, it is the expectation of all students who hope to travel abroad to serve as a host family.  Whenever possible, a BC High student will stay with the family of the student who may have previously stayed in his home.  The group from Lyon usually arrives at the beginning of April and stays for two weeks. 
  • Program Costs

    Estimated at $2,100 – Cost will include tuition, board, meals, travel within Lyon and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included are: trains from Paris to Lyon (if applicable), round-trip air travel, personal items, and services such as passport fees, phone calls, and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation.) Financial aid is available through the application process.
  • Program Dates

    This program is expected to run for two to three weeks and it is standard for students participating in this program to leave in May, prior to the end of the school year.

Have a Question?

Please contact Jenny Ehalt, Associate Director, Hyde Center at or 617-474-5017 to learn more about the program or to set up a time to meet.

At a Glance

School Name: Lycée Saint-Marc

School Type: Co-ed Jesuit School

Location: Lyon, France

Year Program Established: 2011

Program Theme: Academic Exchange

Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Group Size: Up to 17 students

Language Requirements: Enrolled in French. Interested students not enrolled in French should contact the Hyde Center.