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|Lang. of Instruction:||English, French||Program Type:||Direct Enrollment|
|Fields of Instruction:||Art, Art History, Business Management, Economics, French Studies, Government (Political Science), History, Humanities, Literature, Psychology|
The Aix Center
A university town, Aix-en-Provence has been a center of study for French students since a university was founded there in the 15th century. More than forty thousand students live and study in the city. IAU's Aix Center is located in the heart of this academic community -- in the oldest part of town, next to the Institut d'Etudes Politiques and opposite the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur.
Designed for all majors, the Aix Center is renowned for its founding philosophy of making it possible for students with beginning French language skills to study in France. The structure of its program, which combines French language study with a range of liberal arts courses taught in both English and French, has opened the doors of cross-cultural learning to thousands of students who would otherwise have been denied the opportunity to study abroad. Proud of this heritage, IAU continues to work with colleges and universities throughout the United States to create opportunities for all students.
IAU requires all students without prior background in French to take at least two introductory French language courses per semester in addition to their courses conducted in English. Intermediate-level French students complement at least one language course with liberal arts courses taught in English or French, while students with advanced French competency may elect to take all of their courses in French.
The neighboring French university, the Université d?Aix-Marseille I, provides additional enrichment opportunities. Local university students participate with IAU students in a language partners program of mutual English and French improvement, and with the approval of IAU?s academic dean, qualified IAU students may enroll in courses at the university. From their first encounter, Anglophone and Francophone students help one another by sharing their expertise in their native tongues. Students from the Aix Center may also take advantage of volunteer opportunities in local elementary schools.
At the Aix Center, the principal areas of study are French language and culture (introductory through advanced levels of language, civilization, and literature); art and archaeology, including art history and studio art; and European/international studies and social sciences (business, comparative literature, economics, education, government, history, philosophy, political science, and psychology). A current and complete list of course offerings is available online at http://www.iaufrance.org/Programs/Aix?AboutAix.
The renovated Chapelle des Pénitents Bleus serves as the headquarters of the Aix Center. Located in the heart of the old city of Aix, the chapel houses classrooms; a library with a permanent collection, electronic databases, and reading rooms; a student lounge, and administrative offices. Classes are also held in the presbytery next to the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur as well as in a nearby townhouse directly facing the magnificent 13th century façade of the cathedral. The townhouse also contains IAU?s central administration. Wireless high-speed Internet access is available in and near the chapel and the townhouse.
Fall, Spring, Summer and Academic Year.
Homestays, including most meals with French host.
More information and online application
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Approx. Start||Approx. End|
|Academic Year||2014-2015||03/02/2014 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2014||03/02/2014 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.
Indicates that deadline has passed. See CUAbroad.