Program Details

With CEA Aix-en-Provence, you can take courses at both Aix-Marseille University (a 3-minute walk down the Cours Mirabeau, an historic boulevard flanked by banks, businesses, bookshops, and cafés) and at the Institute for American Universities (IAU).
Aix-En-Provence, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

CEA Aix-en-Provence programs are designed for those with high-intermediate French language proficiency or above. Courses are offered in English and French, and four semesters of French are required. Intermediate students are accepted on a case-by-case basis.


At our partner institution, Aix-Marseille University, you can attend French language and culture classes with other international students. At the Institute for American Studies, you’ll choose from a wide range of programs, offered in English and French.



Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom

Personalized Pre-Departure Advising (including visa and immigration support)

Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements

Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone

Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions


Interested? Fill out the “Request Information” box to learn what’s waiting for you!

Setting Description:
Located just 19 miles north of Marseille, the country’s second-largest city and primary commercial port, Aix-en-Provence is a small, walkable city in the south of France with tree-lined boulevards, historical public squares, artisanal shops, cafés, churches, historic mansions, and over 20 fountains that reflect the city’s origin as Roman spa town. It is an ideal location for day trips to the Mediterranean coast, the French Alps, and Paris. Spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year in Aix-en-Provence and discover for yourself why the French refer to Aix as the most desirable French city to call home. Aix has all the amenities of a larger city yet retains its small-town charm. With stunning natural scenery, winding streets lined with cafes and boutiques, and enough festivals, pubs, concerts, and theaters to keep you busy, it’s easy to see what makes Aix the ideal setting for honing your French language skills. Complete the “Request Information” box, and we’ll be in touch soon!
Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • CEA Review

    CEA made every part of my study abroad experience better, and made the process much easier. I am glad that I had the opportunity to live in an apartment without a host family, but the apartment is in terrible condition and my experience could have been

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Wouldn't Change a Thing

    This past summer, I studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France for six weeks. I lived in a homestay with a divorced mother and her 20 year old daughter. They spoke just a few words of English. Shortly after landing in France, I was welcomed by Alexia and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I loved studying abroad in Aix!

    Studying abroad in Aix was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was a program of almost 4 months that I did in the fall of 2014. Studying with CEA was a perfect choice because they pay so much attention to each student and help out so much.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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