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Learn French in Aix-en-Provence
(Dec. 26, 2023-Jan. 14, 2024)

Say good-bye to the polar vortex and spend three weeks in sunny Southern France.

Immerse yourself fully in the French language, culture and history.

Experience one of France’s most beautiful cities, located in the heart of Provence.


Program at a glance

• 3-week winter term study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence, France

• Earn three credits in one of the following courses:

420:100 Intensive Elementary French I, open to beginners or students with no more than one year of high school French

420:128 Intensive Elementary French II, open to students having completed 420:101, 105, or two years of high school French

• 2.5 minimum GPA required

Cost of program: $3,670 (in-state), $4,090 (out-of-state)

Program fee includes: tuition, housing (home stay), breakfast and dinner, excursions and cultural activities, WIFI, student ID card, airport pick-up in Marseille and transportation to Aix-en-Provence (on 12/27 and 1/15 only), insurance, 24/7 on-site student services and emergency support

Program fee does NOT include: round-trip airfare, lunch, course materials, personal expenses

Faculty director: Dr. Georgette Mitchell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Application deadline: October 5, 2023
(You may apply directly through





Have you always wanted to learn French but never found the time?

Have you just begun studying French and want to progress faster?

Did you take French in high school and feel the need to refresh it?

Are you contemplating becoming a French major or minor?

Do you see yourself in a career that requires the knowledge of a second language?


If so, this program is perfect for you!

Created in collaboration with IAU College, Aix-en-Provence’s oldest study abroad institution, the program takes place during winter break and consists of a three-credit language course designed to maximize immersion in French life, and an array of excursions and activities.


Every morning, our small class will meet in a beautifully renovated mansion located in the heart of the historic district. Afternoons will be devoted to discovering French culture through guided visits of museums and landmarks, both in Aix-en-Provence and its neighbor Marseille, France’s second largest city and 2013 European Capital of Culture. We will make sure, however, that you are left with plenty of time to experience provençal life in a town filled with coffee shops, artisan bakeries, and spectacular farmers markets!


 Questions? Don't hesitate to contact the program director, Prof. Carole Allamand (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)