2020 program dates: June 3 in Paris - July 11 in Lyon

See You in Paris!

You will fly to Paris where you'll rendezvous with your director and fellow participants. The group will then spend two to three days in the City of Lights visiting cultural sites, soaking in the oh là là, and acclimating to life in France.

Allons à Lyon!

Next the group will travel to Lyon on the famous high-speed train, the TGV. First weekend activities include a tour of "Old Lyon" and a tasting of local products.

Getting Down to Business!

After a weekend getting oriented, internships begin on Monday and coursework on Friday. Your program director or other program affiliate can accompany you to your job the first day in order to introduce you to your supervisor and facilitate your integration into your internship.

It's Culture Time!

Your program fee includes a wide range of cultural activities and excursions including a weekend excursion to the South of France. The group will meet during the work week for evening networking events and cultural or sporting activities.

On the weekends, you will discover local culture and enjoy the vast natural resources of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. There are three free weekends scheduled which will allow you to plan personal travel. For those who remain in Lyon we will offer optional activities.


  • Earn up to six credits in under six weeks by combining coursework and an internship.

  • Gain invaluable professional experience interning abroad.

  • Boost your self-confidence and intercultural acumen.

  • Travel to Paris to see the "City of Lights."

  • Visit beautiful Provence, with its beaches, lavender fields, and olive groves.

  • Experience Lyon, not as a tourist, but as a "local," living and working in this famed city.

  • Benefit from the vibrant business culture that makes Lyon the second largest urban area in France while soaking in the culture of this millennial city.

  • Known as the "gastronomic capital of the world," Lyon boasts a large number of Michelin-starred restaurants as well as popular eateries known as bouchons.

  • No previous training in French required.

  • Open to all majors.


Our interns benefit from our customized internship search and dedicated on-site staff in Lyon and back home, including on-site directors who are full-time professors at Missouri universities.  Here are some of the fields where we have placed students:

  • Arts, art history and humanities

  • Business

  • Commercial real estate

  • Education

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Fashion and textile design

  • Finance and wealth management

  • Graphic design

  • Information technology

  • International development

  • Marketing

  • Management

  • Media and journalism

  • Hospitality

  • Social Media Management

  • Travel and tourism

  • Event Planning

  • Engineering

  • Sports Management

  • Human Resources

A Customized Internship Search

We guarantee your internship placement. We work with our internship coordinators in France to find you a professional experience that complements your studies and career goals.

Experience That Counts

Your five-week internship (150 hours) fulfills the requirements for three credits in most of academic units.


International acumen and real-life skills to succeed

Research and program alumni agree: international internships open doors to better careers because they make you more competitive in today's global job market. Many former interns tell us glowing stories about how all a job recruiter wanted to talk about was their summer internship in France.