AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; with 3.0 in French courses
• Year and Spring: Fifth semester of college-level French. Effective fall 2013, UW Madison students with four semesters of college-level French are also eligible to apply for the SUFLE Intermediate Track option.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students or Wisconsin residents studying at non-consortium schools. Indiana University students should apply through their home institution.

Subjects

Humanities, social sciences, French language and literature.

Classroom Language

French

Housing

Fall and Year: Apartment
Spring: Rented room or Apartment

Program Duration

Academic year: Late August - Late June
Spring semester: Early January - Late June
Fall semester: Late August - Mid December (starting with the fall 2014 semester, students can study French language and culture for the fall semester)

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2013-14  9/20/2013
Fall 2014-15  1/31/2014
Extended Deadline: 3/14/2014
Year 2014-15  1/31/2014
Extended Deadline: 3/14/2014
 

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


France, Aix-en-Provence
Academic Program in Aix-en-Provence

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Spend a semester or academic year in Southern France refining your French!  Stroll the Cours Mirabeau, passing by the many fountains of Aix-en-Provence and stopping at the markets on your way to class. Take a weekend to hike up Montagne Sainte Victoire for a beautiful view of the countryside and end the day with a stop at one of the remaining Roman spas in town.  Enjoy fresh ingredients, a mild climate and plenty of sunshine while you immerse in French culture for your study abroad adventure.  A wide variety of courses are available at two institutions: Aix-Marseille Université and Sciences Po-Aix where program participants are enrolled in classes alongside French and international students. The program also offers specially designed courses for program participants in grammar and composition, oral expression, and history & civilization. Students with only four semesters of French are able to enroll at SUFLE, a French language and culture institute at Aix-Marseille Université.

The Academic Program in Aix-en-Provence, established in 1962, is offered by a consortium of Indiana University and UW-Madison. A faculty member from one of the participating U.S. universities serves as the Resident Director for the academic year and teaches at least one course. The Faculty Director, along with local Assistant Director, assists with all aspects of the program. Aix-Marseille Université was founded in the early fifteenth century. Along with Sciences Po-Aix, it offers many opportunities for the study of French language, culture and various courses in social sciences. Both institutions are located in Aix-en-Provence, a city of about 150,000 people in southeastern France.

As the former capital of the Kingdom of Provence and a former Roman city, Aix features remnants from Roman and Medieval times. For centuries, Aix-en-Provence has been famous for art, music festivals, fountains, and a pleasant climate. Cezanne's paintings immortalize the beautiful countryside of this region. While small enough that you can walk anywhere and not get lost in the shuffle, Aix offers plenty to explore and is located only a short distance from Marseille and the Côte d'Azur.

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