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CPE Lyon- International Summer School

Program Location Lyon, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20152
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2022 06/09/22 to 07/13/22

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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CPE Lyon- International Summer School

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon (CPE Lyon) offers specialized programs in chemistry, chemical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, and computer science.  It is the host of the International Summer School in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Lyon is a metropolitan city founded in 43 BC. The city itself has 400,000 inhabitants, but if you include the surrounding suburbs, the total population is approximately two million. Lyon is located in the west of France; by train about 3.5 hours north of the Mediterranean and 2.5 hours south of Paris.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


CPE Lyon- International Summer School

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Eligible students should have some beginning knowledge of French.


GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 2 Sem French

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
This program includes a 5-week program of practical classes in chemistry and chemical engineering (40 hours) in addition to taking the French language classes (40 hours) and the industrial and cultural visits.  Experiments are offered in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry. Some experiments will be open-ended allowing students to go deeper into the particular aspect of the subject concerned.

Participants will focus on experiments and practical courses in chemical engineering and chemical analysis:  experiments involving distillation, stirring, pressure drop, liquid-vapor equilibrium, precipitation, kinetics, analysis of water, spectroscopy.


Industry visits and cultural events will be organized for all participants.


Participants live in single rooms in a university residence hall located in the center of Lyon. Rooms are furnished with a wash basin, bed with linens, desk, and closet. Baths are shared. There are no kitchen facilities. The cost of housing is included in the program fee.

The cost of meals is not included in the fee, but can be taken at university cafeterias or in nearby restaurants that cater to students.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee covers tuition, industrial and cultural visits, and residence hall accommodation for the duration of the five-week program.

The cost of meals is not included but students will have access to the dining halls and meal plans.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee$2,300.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
CPE Lyon- International Summer School

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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