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IAGE Direct Enroll: IAU-College Aix-en-Provence, France
Aix-en-Provence, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Language Requirement:
Host Family
Illinois Sponsor:
IAGE (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
Institute for American Universities (IAU)
Program Description:

SAO 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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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 Farfield 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 click here.
For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, please click here.
IAU courses are taught in English but students with advanced language skills will have the opportunity to take courses taught in French.
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 International Office
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
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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 Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day. 
Spring Semester Programs - September 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs - February 15
How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable a $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1.) The Study Abroad Office 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 the Study Abroad Office 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
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Study Abroad Office 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:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/23/2017 01/20/2018 05/13/2018
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
Fall Semester 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2018 12/15/2018
NOTE: Program dates are tentative
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/01/2018 ** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed