You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad. We are happy to speak with you to discuss ways you can maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.
Once you arrive in Aix you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."
- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Explore the cobblestone streets and cafes in the city center and lavender and sunflower fields just outside the city. Study at the Aix Center of Humanities and Social Sciences in Southern France’s beautiful heart of culture, art, and academics. The Aix Center was established by the Institute for American Universities which is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs in Europe. You will be studying in one of the most popular college towns in all of France and Europe. This program is for students at all levels of French language.
You will study French grammar and conversation as well as French culture and take electives taught in French or English in any number of different subject areas including: Archaeology, Art History, Studio Art, French Language, French Literature and Civilization, International Relations, Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Psychology. Language level placement exams are taken at the beginning of the program. French Honors Program available to those who qualify. May combine Spring Semester with J-term traveling seminar to Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain and France. See ASA website for details. A full list of classes for this program can be found on the ASA website through the link at the top of this page.
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."