Welcome Days

The International Relations Office is pleased to welcome you to Lyon Catholic University for your study abroad experience, whether on an exchange or individual mobility.

We will be happy to meet you during the Welcome Days in January 2024.

So, register and join us!

Airport pick-up

We propose a free collective airport pick-up service from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport to Perrache railway station from Monday, 15th to Friday, 19th January from 9am to 5pm (limited places).

Registration is required before Monday, 8th January. REGISTRATION CLOSED

Outside this period, we offer to send you a Rhônexpress ticket from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport to Lyon Part Dieu train station.

Registration is required at least 4 working days before arrival. If you arrive before 11th January, please register before 18th December (UCLy campuses will be closed from 23rd December to 7th January). REGISTRATION OPEN

Discover our campuses and Old Lyon area

Our University has two campuses in Lyon: Saint-Paul and Carnot, which are located close to each other (10 minutes walk). Depending on your field of study, your courses will take place on one of these two campuses. Therefore, we would like to offer you guided tours to help you find your way around (restaurants, library, student break rooms...) and discover the history of the Saint-Paul campus.

Old Lyon is Lyon's medieval and Renaissance district. It is located on the banks of the Saône, at the foot of the Fourvière hill on the right bank of the Saône.

UCLy volunteers offer tours in French or English on Monday, 22nd January from 2pm to 5pm* :

  • 2 pm to 3 pm: Discover Saint-Paul and Carnot campuses
  • 3 pm to 5 pm: Discover Old Lyon area (program subject to weather conditions. This visit can be replaced by games on the Saint-Paul campus.)

Dive into the heart of Lyon's former prison through a historical guided tour of the Saint-Paul campus* (limited places), on Thursday, 25th January from 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm in English. You will discover these 19th century buildings which are now mixed with modern architecture.

Welcome Cocktail

On Monday, 22nd January from 6pm to 8pm, we invite you to a Welcome Cocktail* where you can discover all the services offered to international students (International Student Desk, Pôle International, Buddy program, Housing, Student life…) and meet other international students.

On the program:

  • 6 pm to 6.45 pm: Delivery of a Welcome package, greetings, presentation of UCLy services and student life (Amphithéâtre Perroux, 1st floor, St-Paul campus)
  • 6.45 pm to 8 pm: Information booths and buffet (Salle Vicat, ground floor, St-Paul campus)

*Registration is required at the latest on Wednesday 17th January. REGISTRATION OPEN

French conversation

This semester, French conversation will also be proposed to international students to practice French in a fun way and discover French culture and way of life.

Information and registration: ilcf@univ-catholyon.fr

Prepare your arrival in France

Visit the pages dedicated to:

You can also read our International Students guide.

Contact us: ri@univ-catholyon.fr


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