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Study Abroad in France

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Interested in spending a semester abroad? Learn more about Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France!

If you have ever dreamed of immersing yourself in French culture while studying in a vibrant university town with more than 40,000 students, the Institute for American Universities (IAU) in Aix-en-Provence provides that opportunity. The Institute for American Universities offers a variety of major disciplines, including business, French language, political science, and philosophy. Enroll in site-specific courses, live with a French host family, participate in field studies and study tours, hold a semester-long internship, or volunteer. With a campus located just minutes from the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the famous Provencal region, it is the perfect place for both academics and relaxation.



  • IAU has a 2.50 minimum GPA requirement.

  • Semester, year-long, and summer programs are available. Fall Semester: early September to mid-December. Spring Semester: mid-January to early May. Summer: dates vary by program but generally run within mid-May to mid-July. Click here for more specific dates.

Course and Subject Offerings

  • Semester students must take French Language

  • Art History

  • Business (small selection of various international business and management-type courses)

  • Communication and Media Studies

  • Creative Writing

  • Drawing, Painting, Photography

  • Environmental Science

  • French Language

  • French Literature and Culture (taught in French)

  • History

  • International Relations/Political Science

  • Literature

  • Philosophy/Religion

  • Psychology

  • For an additional fee, students can take art studio courses in the birthplaces of major artistic movements (Paris and Giverny, France, and Venice, Italy) through the Marchutz School of Fine Arts.

  • For Course Catalog, click here.



You will live in a homestay with a local family, and the family will provide breakfast every day and six dinners per week. The homestay usually is a shared bedroom, which could be with a SNHU friend or might be with another IAU student, although a single room may be available. Most housing is located within a 25-minute walk to campus and is accessible by bus. Learn more here.


General Information

  • Click here for information about Internships.

  • Click here for information about Extracurricular Opportunities.

  • Click here for information about Community Service Opportunities.

  • IAU also offers a wide range of virtual experiences for students who are looking for a virtual internship, practicum, course, or consulting project. Click here for more information.

  • Consult the SNHU Study Abroad Office for discounted rates for SNHU students.



Scholarships are available. Click here for a database of scholarships and contact


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