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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agribusiness, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Journalism, Agricultural Systems Management, Agriculture, Agriculture/Life Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Science, Bioenvironmental Sciences, Dairy Science, Ecological Restoration, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Land Development, Nutritional Sciences, Ocean and Coastal Resources, Poultry Science, Range Science, Rangeland Ecology & Management, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences, Renewable Natural Resources, Soil Science, Spatial Sciences, University Studies Agriculture, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Cathryn Clement, Patrick Moore Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:


Program Coordinator

Cathryn Clement

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
ISARA Homepage
ISARA Exchange Students
ISARA International Student Guide
 Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
ISARA Campus Virtual Tour
Lyon, France Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Lyon, France

ISARA is a French Higher Education Institution created in 1968 to develop national and international education, research, and expertise activities in agricultural, food, and environmental science. Recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture, ISARA offers degree programs in agriculture, environment, and natural resource management, agrifood, food and industrial management, markets and corporate market, sustainable rural development, and viti-viniculture in order to educate the future managers of food, agriculture, and environment.

ISARA is located in Lyon, the third largest city in France. Lyon is in close proximity to numerous companies, research centers, and professionals in the fields for which ISARA offers degrees. The diverse climate provides for a wide range of crop products, animals, and food.

Lyon is filled with museums dedicated to various aspects of the French culture and art from around the world. The city possesses rich cultural tradition and an ‘old town’ which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some of the most visited Lyon museums include the Musee des Confluences, the Miniature and Cinema Museum, the Lumiere Cinema Museum, and Textile and Decorative Arts Museum. The streets of Lyon are filled with architectural beauty.
Situated simultaneously near the mountains and the sea, Lyon has become a popular location for exciting events such as the Fête des Lumières, International Dance Festival, and the Nuits de Fourvière music, dance, and theatre festivals.

  • This program is limited to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in French or English
  • Obtain a student visa if needed
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester
  • Academic year

ISARA Lyon gives international students an opportunity to choose courses within five training programs which correlate to their specialization:
  • Agriculture, environment, and resource management
  • Agri-food, food, and industrial management
  • Sustainable rural development
  • Markets and corporate management
  • Viticulture, territories, and agroecology
A diagram of courses recommended for each specialization can also be found on the International Student Guide. The majority of courses at ISARA Lyon are taught in French, so students are required to have completed French courses up to FREN 202 or higher.


ISARA Lyon offers several on-campus housing options for international/exchange students. These include the CROUS Student Hall: Residence Andre Allix, Residence Benjamin Delessert, and the Residence La Madeleine. These options typically offer 10 sq. meter rooms, with a private bathroom and a shared kitchen. There is an expected average monthly budget for students under 28 years old staying at Public Crous Residence for 2014-2015 in the ISARA Lyon International Student Guide
Students often use the public transportation to travel around Lyon, and student card passes to use the public transportation around Lyon cost around 28€ per month. Biking is also a very popular form of transportation in Lyon, as well as car sharing services.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student