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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Host Family Areas of Study: Archaeology, Art, Art History, Business, Economics, Education, French, History, International Affairs, International Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Studio Art, Theater
Program Type: study abroad
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Have you ever thought about studying in France, but you’ve never taken any French? Have you already taken a few years of French and really want to improve your language skills? Whatever the case, we have the perfect program for you! Semester in Aix en Provence gives you all the academic flexibility you’ll need to make your semester in France a perfect fit.

The University:
Semester in Aix en Provence is housed at Institute for American University’s (IAU) Aix Center. IAU is one of the oldest and largest education-abroad sites in Europe, providing students with academic programs of intellectual substance and international focus in the fertile foreign setting of the south of France. The Aix Center is located in the beautiful old section of Aix en Provence, once a medieval village. The Center prides itself on the diversity of its humanities, social science, and fine arts course offerings in both French and English, which lets students with all levels of French-language proficiency benefit from a study abroad experience.

Students will have access to a student union, gym facilities, and a medical center on campus.  Some of the facilities offered by the school include a library with electronic databases and a permanent collection, a student lounge, and a safe and secure campus.  Staff at IAU strives to assist students in any way they can to ensure students have the best experience possible.

Semester in Aix en Provence is housed at the Aix Center. The Aix Center offers a wide variety of courses taught in English and French, as well as French-language classes, in the following disciplines: archeology, art history, business, civilization, comparative literature, economics, education, film, government, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, studio art, theater, and the French language (beginner to advanced). In addition, if your French is advanced (at least 4 college semesters of French or the equivalent), you are eligible to take courses taught in French at the University of Aix-Marseille.

  • Diverse course offerings in English, and full-immersion French studies
  • 2–3 excursions included
  • Service-learning opportunities get you involved with your local community
  • Homestays with locals experienced in hosting English-speaking students
  • Life in the south of France
  • The charming, historic city of Aix en Provence
  • Close proximity to Mediterranean coast, beaches and seaside towns

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 08/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.