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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 10/07/2018
Rolling Admission 12/27/2018 01/19/2019
NOTE: Depart USA on Wednesday, 12/26 for arrival in France on 12/27.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
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. 

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, Rutgers Global--Study Abroad, and IAU College, 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) 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 enrollin French 131 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

Proper financial planning is crucial as winter financial aid does not exist like it does for Fall, Spring or Summer. 
If planned properly students might apply for additional loans (federal or private) during the fall semester; possibly generating a refund check that you would use to pay the winter term bill. We advise you to talk to Financial Aid and our office about this process. We also suggest students attend one of our online financial advising sessions ASAP. Online advising sessions occur throughout the academic semester. Dates and registration information are available here:

There are limited winter scholarships available and are not guaranteed to all who apply. However we ask that you aren't discourage by this information.
With proper financial planning most students are able to fund their winter study abroad experience!
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, please visit the Finances section of our website. 

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with Rutgers Global--Study Abroad's withdrawal policy.

Students are encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. The winter term sees fewer scholarship opportunities outside of the Rutgers Global--Study Abroad scholarship and/or any opportunities through academic departments (if applicable). 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.