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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Marseille, France
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Ithaca applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Study Abroad - French Language and Culture


December 29, 2021 - January 15, 2022

IAU's French Language and Culture January Term Program is designed for students interested in a language and  cultural  immersion experience in the Mediterranean region of Southern France. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies, and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and cooking courses. Students receive intensive language instruction and have an immersive experience in the local culture during this three-week program.
The many libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafès have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, discothëques, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students. With its charm and Mediterranean climate, Aix-en-Provence is one of the most popular and sought-after cities in France.

Students can choose one of the following courses:
  • French 101: Beginner French I
  • French 102: Beginner French II

Example group activities may include:
  • Cooking class
  • Day trip to Marseille
  • Fondue group Dinner
  • Savon de Marseille soap-making workshop
  • Winery visit
  • Mixer with local French students

2020 itinerary coming soon! View the 2019 itinerary here. Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change. 
Program Fees
January 2020: $4,985

Program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging with homestays, medical insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, breakfast daily and six dinners per week.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.

This program is currently not accepting applications.