Student Life

“IAU gives you all the tools necessary to make the most of this unique experience abroad, but it’s up to the student to take advantage of them.” - Alexa E.

During their time at IAU students are expected to behave studiously, participate in class and on field studies, and look for ways to better their experience. IAU wants students to integrate fully with Aix-en-Provence which is why we encourage all students to live with French hosts. Not only does this give them a direct connection to the local culture but will also help to improve their language learning. Students may also have the option to attend other study tours, participate in local internships, or volunteer their time. 


Students at the Abbaye du Thoronet