Winter: Rutgers- Learn French in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France (Outgoing Program)
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 2017 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 will take place during winter break and consists of one three-credit language course and an array of excursions and activities. The course has been specially designed to maximize immersion in French life.
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.
Every morning, our small classes will meet in a beautifully renovated church 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.
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 download the Scholarships At-A-Glance worksheet, and visit our Scholarship Directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.