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Program Description:

IAGE Provider: IAU Aix-en-Provence, France
Program Overview  
The University of Illinois sends many students to France, and a popular destination point is in the south of France. Saturated in sunshine, surrounded by scrubland, vineyards and lakes stretching down to the nearby Mediterranean, Aix-en-Provence is one of the most beautiful cities in France. Run by the Institute for American Universities (IAU), the Aix program offers a student the chance to experience a great academic program in a unique cultural environment.This program is available in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
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Academic Environment
Onsite Support
Application Process
Resources and Contact Information
rogram Dates
General Study Abroad Information
Program Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships (*Please note that program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheet" link at the top of this page.)
Health & Safety Information
Passport/Visa Information



Academic Environment
Where you will study
Students may enroll in courses in Business Administration, Fine Arts, French Language and Culture, or Humanities and Social Sciences. IAU business courses are fully reviewed, vetted and accredited through Fairfield University. Courses in the Fine Arts will be at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts. The French Language and Culture courses will also be through IAU and the Humanities and Social Sciences courses will be offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IAU. Students who have an advanced level of French proficiency are eligible to take and transfer credits from the University of Aix-Marseille.
Student Life
IAU offers its students in Aix-en-Provence, France dozens of opportunities to explore and maximize their time in France. From cultural and linguistic immersion opportunities to athletic sports, IAU offers something to meet the needs and interests of its diverse student body. Click here for more information.
Over the years, IAU College has modified and enhanced its programs and curriculum in order to meet the needs of the students it serves. As an example, the curriculum was recently expanded to include eight new business courses, all of which are AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited after being fully vetted by the business faculty at Fairfield University. IAU's academic calendar closely mirrors the traditional fall and spring semester calendar that many U.S. institutions follow and its courses are comparable in design and demand of those offered by the students' home institutions. Therefore, students will be quite familiar with course structure, grading and testing. IAU's courses are rigorous and unique, especially because they are able to incorporate region-specific content and experiences. 
For more information on courses offered, please see:
semester course info
summer course info
IAU courses are taught in English; however, one French language course is mandatory for the program in the semester, though this is not required during the summer programs due to the shorter duration. Students can choose to take a content or culture course rather than a grammar course to fulfill the French requirement. IAU generally offers 2 content courses at the 200 level and then many more at the 300 and 400 level. There are no content courses offered at the 100 level. To take the 200 level content courses, students must have completed a year’s worth of college-level French (101 and 102) or the equivalent.

Students with no background at all in French are automatically placed into FRE 101-102 (6 credits) during the semester and 101 or 102 in the summer.

Field studies allow students to learn outside of the classroom. Classes will travel to archaeological sites in the south of France, museums in Paris and even to the U.N. in Geneva depending on the course curriculum! Please click here for more information.

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Onsite Support
Provider Information
Address: Aix-en-Provence Campus: 27, place de l’Université, BP 30970, 13604 Aix-en-Provence CEDEX 1, France +011 33 4 42 23 39 35

IAU has several scholarships available for students. You should apply! Not many students do, so the odds of you receiving a scholarship are pretty good. The catch is that the scholarship deadlines are early:
Scholarship Application Deadlines
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Term: April 1
Fall Semester: May 1
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Students on this program will live with a Host Family. Most of the rooms available with the hosts are approximately a 15 to 35 minute walk from classes. Accommodations a bit farther from the Center may be more spacious. Students should consult with the housing coordinator should any questions arise regarding the homestay arrangement.
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Application Process
This program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. No prior knowledge of the French language is required.
Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Illinois Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
*See official deadlines at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply
Please click the “Apply Now” button (found at the top-right and bottom of this page) to apply. Upon completion of all application components, the "Submit Application" button will allow you to submit your application for review. When you click "Submit Application," you will be charged a non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee to your Illinois student account.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1.) Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Application, which includes:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
  • Personal essay questions
  • Official Transcript (prefer a hard copy transcript)
  • Online questionnaires
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
If you are nominated by Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange based on your application in Step 1, you will then submit an application to the provider running your program. Your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will follow.
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Resources and Contact Information
Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Illinois Abroad Advising & Resource Center (112 International Studies Building)

First Steps Info Sessions:

Click here for the dates and times of the First Steps Info Sessions.
Mainland Europe Program Advisor

Andy Hinnant

Location and Mailing Address:

Study Abroad Office
910 South Fifth Street
112 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820

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Program Dates

Please review the program dates table below:

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 06/02/2018 07/15/2018
NOTE: Session A: June 2 - July 15; Session B: June 2 - June 23; June 23 - July 15
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission 09/01/2018 12/15/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018
09/22/2018 01/26/2019 05/12/2019
NOTE: The optional "early start program" begins 1/19/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 02/16/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 02/16/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 02/16/2019 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed