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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
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The Program
  • This course offers two options:
    • 420:100 Intensive Elementary French I, open to beginners or students with no more than one year of high school French
    • 420:128 Intensive Elementary French II, open to students having completed 420:101, 105, or two years of high school French
  • Learn about French culture as you live in a beautiful town full of traditional architecture, farmers' markets, and cafes
  • Stay with local French families to strengthen your language skills, expand your cultural knowledge and build friendships across cultures
Your Host City: Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is located in the southern region of France. While the city offers access to traditional French culture in an intimate setting, it still maintains the charm and elegance of a large metropolis. The quaint town is known for its beloved painter, Paul Cézanne, who painted the surrounding rolling landscape. Students will enjoy the exciting events and exhibitions that continuously take place in this historic city and major international port.

To view the program’s 2018 syllabus, please click here . Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change. 

“Rutgers in Aix” has grown from a collaboration between the French Department, the Center for Global Education, and the Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence’s oldest study abroad institution.

The program takes place during winter break and consists of a three-credit language course (Intensive Elementary French I OR Intensive Elementary French II) and is designed to maximize immersion in French life, and an array of excursions and activities.

* 420:100 Intensive Elementary French I is the functional equivalent of French 101 and allows students with no prior French knowledge (or up to one year of high school French) the ability to practice their language skills in a friendly, yet intensive setting. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to enroll in French 102 upon their return to campus.

* 420:128 Intensive Elementary French II is the functional equivalent to French 102. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to enroll in French 131 or 137 upon their return to campus.

Every morning, our small classes will meet in a beautifully renovated mansion located in the heart of the historic district. Afternoons will be devoted to discovering French culture through guided visits of museums and landmarks, both in Aix-en-Provence and its neighbor Marseille, France’s second largest city and 2013 European Capital of Culture. We will make sure, however, that you are left with plenty of time to experience provençal life in a town filled with coffee shops, artisan bakeries, and spectacular farmers markets!

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay with local French families, who will provide breakfast and dinner each day. The cafes, bakeries, and restaurants of Aix-en-Provence are all wonderful options for lunch, though they are not covered by the program fee.

Financial Information
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.

For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website. 

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.

Students are encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria.  To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please visit our Scholarship Directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.