Erasmus Experience in Lyon, France by Antonio

Why did you choose to go to Lyon, France?

Because it seemed like a very charming city to me and like it had a lot of student life.


How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

The scholarship lasted 6 months. I got €180 a month.

What is the student lifestyle like in Lyon?

It's really good; you'll find students from all over the world.

Would you recommend the city and the university of Lyon to other students?

Yes, I'd absolutely recommend it. The only downside is that the city is pretty expensive.


What is the food like there?

It's really good food. But French food has nothing on Spanish food.

Was it difficult to find accommodation in Lyon?

No, because a friend helped me and I got lucky, but, in general, you have to look well in advance...


How much does it cost to live in Lyon?

It depends how much you want to spend, minimum €600 a month.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the university?

The language is OK, if a bit difficult in the beginning; I went on a course at the university.

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Lyon from your home city?

By plane.


Where would you recommend for a night out in Lyon?

Vieux Lyon and the boats on the Rhone river.


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