Program Details

Students sign a contract to only speak French while at the School, in their homestay, or during school-sponsored activities (with few exceptions) Enroll in all courses conducted in French Can expect to participate in special activities, receptions, and
Location:
Aix-En-Provence, France
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
French

Program Overview

Program Description:
The French Honors Program enables 300 level students to culturally immerse themselves through IAU courses, a homestay, excursions, receptions and special events, all conducted in French. Students also have the opportunity to participate in an internship and to enroll in courses at the local French university. At the completion of the program, students receive a certificate in French Honors Abroad. The principal areas of study at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences are French language and culture; art and archeology; and European/international studies and social sciences.

Students sign a contract to only speak French while at the School, in their homestay, or during school-sponsored activities (with few exceptions) Enroll in all courses conducted in French Can expect to participate in special activities, receptions, and excursions, all in French Will participate in a special lecture series in French by local experts in topics such as politics, journalism, and cultural history Must enroll in a four-credit honors course which includes one fall/spring semester content course and an additional seminar style class (semester students only). Will be expected to keep a daily journal in French Will participate in a French Language Partner Program with French students at the University of Aix-Marseille

Included in the program is the homestay. Students share daily continental breakfasts and six dinners per week with their hosts. Excursions are also a part of each program. These excursions provide excellent opportunities to see and learn more about other places in the south of France. Examples of previous educational excursions at the Aix Center have included day trips to Le Luberon, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Moustiers and an overnight trip to Nice
Setting Description:
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is housed in the renovated 16th century church, La Chapelle des Penitents Bleus, located in Aix-en-Provence, one of the most engaging cities of France. Concerts, summer festivals, libraries, museums, bookstores, markets, and cafes are all accessible for students and only a short walk away. Aix is a town rich in history and local tradition, with a sprinkling of historical architecture dating back to the 5th century.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Exciting Aix-periences
    5.0
    08/05/16

    I studied in the summer of 2016 with IAU College's French Honors Program in Aix-en-Provence, France. I lived with a roommate in a host family of a single mom and 12 year old host sister. I loved my two classes that were entirely in French, and had a variety

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Found a Second Home Far from Home
    5.0
    08/04/13

    As any student with inhibitions about their personal level of French, I came into the program not knowing what to expect. However, all of my fears were settled once I walked into the classroom on the first day. There were only eleven other students, and

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