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Featuring CCIS Programs

IAU Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence, France (Europe)



Quick Facts

Spring 2020
Early Start Program (Optional): January 18 - January 25, 2020
Dates:  January 25 – May 10, 2020
Application Deadline:  October 1
Costs:  $18,274 CCIS Member | $18,674 Non-Member
Costs with Early Start Program: $19,399 CCIS Member | $19,799 Non-Member

Effective for Spring 2020, we have changed our fee structure to include tuition, housing, most meals, and course affiliated cultural activities. For details, see the “Duration and Costs” section below.

*A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU College separated into a $200 pre-acceptance deposit, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit due within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.

Fall 2019
Early Start Program (Optional): August 31 – September 7, 2019
Dates:  September 7 – December 18, 2019
Application Deadline:  *Extended: May 10
Costs:  $11,692 CCIS Member | $12,092 Non-Member
Costs with Early Start Program:  $12,347 CCIS Member | $12,747 Non-Member

*A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU separated into a $200 application deposit pre-acceptance, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards housing.

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*Spring 2020 program scholarship available. Apply HERE*

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Program Overview

The Institute for American Universities (IAU) is located in Aix-en-Provence (pop. Approx. 143,000) situated on the Mediterranean coast. The program offers courses in French language and a variety of other liberal arts and social sciences courses, making it an ideal study abroad location for any major. Homestays and a strong program of cultural activities complement the academic program to ensure students have a complete immersion into French culture.
 
Aix is a very beautiful old town, rich in history and local tradition. Overlooked by hills and Mont Sainte Victoire, Aix lies in a natural basin and is famous for its fountains, winding streets and sunny squares, monuments and churches, universities and thermal waters. The many concerts, the summer Festival d'Art Lyrique, libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafés have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, nightclubs, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students.
 
In Aix-en-Provence, you can find one of the finest examples of the famed Provencal style of architecture, and a walk through the streets is a lesson in artistic control, in form, composition, rhythm, and beauty. Within a few miles of the center of Aix, original motifs of many great artists remain intact. Aix-en-Provence allows easy access to Paris, Geneva, London and other major European cities. With Italy and Spain only hours away by train, Aix-en-Provence is ideally located for students planning to travel during vacation periods.

 



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
studyabroad@brookdalecc.edu
Tel:(732) 224-2799

This program is sponsored by Brookdale Community College. 

Academics & Program

The Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence 

View available courses here.

The Institute for American Universities (IAU) in Aix-en-Provence, France is chartered by the Board of Regents of The State University of New York and was founded in 1957 under the auspices of the Universitè d'Aix-Marseille. It is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs of its type in Europe.
 
IAU offers four programs of study in Aix-en-Provence: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The School of Business and International Relations, The French Honors Program, and The Marchutz School of Fine Arts


In addition to the above programs of study, IAU provides access to unpaid, for-credit internships available at local enterprises for semester students. Interested students should have at least four semesters of college French and must provide their resume before the start of the semester. While placement cannot be guaranteed for those without upper-level French language experience, it is possible for students with lower-level French to be placed. These situations are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Course Offerings 
 
Designed for all majors, IAU is renowned for its founding philosophy of making it possible for students with beginning French language skills to study in France. The structure of its program, which combines French language study with a range of liberal arts and social science courses taught in both English, French, or Arabic, has opened the doors of cross-cultural learning to thousands of students. For an additional per course fee, advanced French language students may be eligible to take courses at l’Université de Provence Aix-Marseille.
 
Credits: 15
Instructor's Language: English, French or Arabic
 
Upon completion of the program, CCIS students will receive a transcript from IAU.

 

Student Life & Housing

Student Life
Aix’s location provides numerous travel opportunities for students studying in Aix-en-Provence. Marseilles, the Mediterranean and the Maritime Alps are only an hour away, and Nice, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Saint Tropez, Paris, Milan, Rome and Geneva are all within one day of travel, perfect for a weekend trip.
 
Field study trips are also embedded into many courses; several others are organized by IAU staff. Students are also encouraged to strike out on their own and explore their new surroundings. Provence is known for its sunny, temperate and generally dry climate, so sunshine and outdoor activities abound. Beaches, hiking, skiing in the nearby alps, traveling to European destinations, as well as cinema and theatre, museums, lectures and concerts are just some of the possible activities for students.
 
Students enrolled in the program also have the opportunity to participate in language partner and volunteer programs, as well as additional excursions, field trips and cultural activities.
 

Housing
Students are housed in the homes of French host families. Living in a French home is ideal as it provides an immediate introduction to life in Southern France. Host families come from a cross-section of society; they belong to no particular professional or social milieu, but all are carefully chosen, and many have hosted American students for several years.
 
The homestay option offers students room and half board. Daily continental breakfasts and six dinners a week are provided by the host family. Students are responsible for lunches. There is a multitude of affordable cafés, brasseries, small sandwich and grocery shops from which to choose. Many other food markets are available around town during the week.
 
Bed, linen, pillow and blankets, are provided, and the room is cleaned weekly. Students must bring their own towels, and they are provided with one machine load of wash each week. You can request to be placed with another IAU roommate in the host family setting.

 

Duration & Costs

Duration
Spring 2020

Dates:  January 25 – May 10, 2020
Early Start Program (optional): January 18 - January 25, 2020

Fall 2019
Dates:  September 7 – December 18, 2019
Early Start Program (optional): August 31 – September 6, 2019
 
 
Costs
Spring 2020

Effective for spring 2020, we have changed our fee structure to include tuition, housing, most meals, and course affiliated cultural activities.
Costs:  $18,274 CCIS Member | $18,674 Non-Member
Costs with Early Start Program:  $19,399 CCIS Member | $19,799 Non-Member


Costs Included: Tuition and fees, homestay, most meals (breakfast daily and six dinners), pre-departure advising and orientation, textbook rental, insurance, field study tours, and scheduled cultural activities.
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,200 – $1,500), some meals, passport/visa fees, and personal expenses ($2,500 - $3,000), courses that may incur an additional lab fee ($150 – $260)
*A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU College separated into a $200 pre-acceptance deposit, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit due within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.
 
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and the academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Fall 2019
Costs:  $11,692 CCIS Member | $12,092 Non-Member
Costs with Early Start Program:  $12,347 CCIS Member | $12,747 Non-Member

 
Costs Included: Tuition and CCIS fees, Insurance, Pre-departure advising and orientation.
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,200 - $1,500), Personal Expenses ($2,500), Housing and Most Meals ($5,340), IAU Admin Fee ($260), Books & Media ($255), Activity Fee ($765), Art Class Fee ($260), Wine Studies and Photography Lab Fee ($150), Early Start Program Fee ($470).
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU separated into a $200 application deposit pre-acceptance, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards housing.
 
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
 
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and the academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
 

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadline(s)
Spring: October 1
Fall: *Extended: May 10

 
Eligibility Requirements
Minimum GPA: A 2.5 GPA is required, along with transcripts and one letter of recommendation
Class Standing: Freshmen through senior standing are eligible

Entry Requirements
France requires a visa for students studying during the spring or fall semesters. Please allow ample time (6-8 weeks) to apply for your visa starting with the Campus France visa application. Upon acceptance, you will be provided with detailed instructions on the visa application process. Additional information is available on the IAU Passports & Visa page.
 
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
 



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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Alexander Friend

"I came to Aix. I spoke French. My ideas became realities and experience became my teacher. I am ready to never stop traveling!"

Brian Crookes

"Last year I studied in a program in a French university. In Aix, there is a difference in organization, courses and activities. At the CCIS program at IAU, I feel very secure in knowing that if I ever have a problem, there will be several people willing and able to help. I feel that the courses themselves are challenging. Overall, a wonderful experience in a wonderful place. IAU staff are very helpful and patient. "