Study Abroad - J-Term in Aix-en-Provence


January 2, 2018 - January 20, 2018

IAU’s January Term (J-Term) in Aix-en-Provence is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in southern France. IAU College offers a variety of J-term courses particular to each student’s academic needs. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and course trips.

The many  libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafès have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, discothëques, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students. With it's charm and Mediterranean climate, Aix-en-Provence is one of the most popular and sought after cities in France.

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • Art 160/360: Photography: Philosophy and Practice of Vision
  • Business 304: Business Ethics in the Global Market
  • French 101: Beginner French I
  • French 102: Beginner French II
  • French 201: Intermediate French I
  • French 202: Intermediate French II
  • Psychology 334: Abnormal Psychology

2017 Sites visited include Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The 2018 itinerary will be available soon. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Program Fees

January 2018: $3,855

Program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging with home stays, medical insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, breakfast daily and six dinners per week.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively will receive a $500 grant. Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.

Students participating in the Aix-en-Provence Seminar who also attend IAU for the Spring semester in Aix-en-Provence are encouraged to participate in the Early Start Program the week of January 14-21, 2017. Students who attend both the J-Term and Spring semester can attend the Early Start Program for a reduced fee. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction and participate in local cultural activities!