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  • Locations: Aix en Provence, France; Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Acting/Performace Art, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Communication, Communications, Culture, English, European Studies, Film, French, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Photography, Studio Art, Studio Arts, Theater/Drama Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay, Independent Housing
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

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France: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Aix-en-Provence


Founded in 1958, the Institute for American Universities (IAU) is one of the oldest and largest international education programs in Europe. At IAU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, students from all majors may take courses and earn between twelve and eighteen credit hours per semester. Students find courses in subject areas such as psychology, political science, comparative literature, art history, studio art, business, economics, philosophy, education, history, archeology, civilization, theatre, government, and the French language from the beginning to the advanced levels. Courses are taught in both English and French. No previous knowledge of French is required; however, all students are required to take at least one French course. Beginners are required to enroll in six units of French language. All courses are taught by French faculty from local universities and by adjunct faculty from the UK and US.


IAU College is located in Aix-en-Provence on the Mediterranean coast. Aix-en-Provence is one of the major academic, legal, and cultural centers of France with easy access to Paris, Geneva, London and other major European cities.


The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.