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Semester Abroad in France


Students can study at: 

  • IAU College, Aix-en-Provence
    • IAU offers a variety of focuses, including French, Honors French and a Wine Studies program. 
    • Aix-en-Provence is located in Provence, in southern France and the offers access to traditional French culture in an intimate setting, while maintaining the charm and elegance of a large metropolis. 
    • Local excursions during the semester programs provide students with enhanced awareness of Provencal culture, while giving them a unique and unparalleled French experience. 
    • IAU boasts a wellness coordinator and student life coordinator for study abroad who are dedicated to creating a healthy and engaging environment for students. 
  • University of Burgundy, Dijon,


  • IAU - Aix-en Provence Academics
    • General Program: Students can choose from a variety of courses in English or French. French language courses are all taught in French. 
    • French Honors Certificate: The French Honors Program is designed for French Majors or other students with demonstrated advanced level French, interested in a comprehensive language and cultural immersion program.
    • Wine Studies Certificate:The Wine Studies Certificate Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the complex and vast wine industry, paving the way for a potential future in the global wine world.
  • University of Burgundy Academics


Additional Requirements and Recommendations

  • French Language Programs: With the exception of the wine studies program at IAU College, all participants are required to take or audit the appropriate level of French in the semester directly preceding their study abroad in France.
    • University of Burgundy and IAU College: Minimum 1 year of college level French
    • IAU College - French Honors Program and French majors: Minimum 2 years of college level French
    • Preference given to students with at least a B average in French language. 
  • IAU Wine Certificate Program:
  • It is highly recommended that students take TCCA 230 (Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives). 


  • IAU-Aix-en Provence: Student live with host families. Daily breakfast and six weekday dinners are included.
  • University of Burgundy: Students on the French language program stay with host families; wine studies students may choose either a host family or campus housing.


Other Information

 Study Abroad Application - Download and Complete