Program Details

At The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the principal areas of study are French language and culture (introductory through advanced levels of language, civilization, and literature); art and archeology, including art history and studio art; and E
Location:
Aix-En-Provence, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Designed for all majors, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences 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.

At The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the principal areas of study are French language and culture (introductory through advanced levels of language, civilization, and literature); art and archeology, 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).

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

4.5

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Review of spring 2016
    5.0
    05/20/16
    The best semester of my life. I love how small IAU is and how the professors actually WANT to get to know their students. I love how they set up events for us like the art show and the dance and the talent show.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • You have to do it
    4.0
    08/26/12

    One of the best decisions I ever made in college was to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, under the Institute for American Universities. The university's overall framework of the cultural immersion into France was more than I could have ever of hoped for.

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