• Junior, Senior
• At the time of participation students must have completed 4 semesters at a US College or University.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA; with 3.0 in French courses
• Fifth semester of college-level French. 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.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Humanities, social sciences, French language and literature.

Classroom Language



Apartments, Rented Room

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August – Late June
Fall: Late August – Mid-December
Spring: Early January – Late June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2018-19  9/7/2018
Fall 2019-20  2/1/2019
Year 2019-20  2/1/2019

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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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, or who can only spend the fall semester abroad, 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 Faculty 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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Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:

Gain competence with the French language, and knowledge of French culture, history and the arts
Intergrate into the academic and social environment of a French university
Undergo an immersion experience in a supportive environment
Achieve personal growth and development