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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Eligible Class Standing: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Language of Instruction: English, French Study Abroad Program Type: Saint Mary's Program
Housing: Homestay Field of Study: Art History, Business Administration, English, French, Psychology
Program Description:

IAU College, Aix-en-Provence

Learn about French traditions and gain insight into the culture through your homestay family during the summer!

Aix-en-Provence City Center

Program Highlight

  • Study in France with other international students, while earning SMC credit
  • A variety of academic options accommodate beginning, intermediate to advance/ bilingual French speakers
IAU College offers a variety of summer courses particular to fit various student's academic needs.  Check out the Course Offerings link below to learn that courses will be offered in the summer.

Course offerings at IAU College
IAU pre-approved courses

Eligibility Requirements
  • At least sophomore year standing (junior for some programs), SMC, Exchange & Lasallian programs meet senior residence requirements;
  • An average of a 2.8 minimum cumulative AND major GPA;
  • Confirmation of a clear record of disciplinary conduct with Residence Life
Application Process
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button on top right hand of this page to begin the process
  • Deadline: March 1st
  • Selection results will be announced early April
  • Study abroad fees will be due early May


Summer 2018 Fees
*Tuition and fees includes the following: tuition, housing, and medical insurance, breakfast daily and six evening meals per week, activity fee, orientation, textbook rental, health, liability and repatriation insurance, excursions and scheduled cultural activities.

IAU College School of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Program
*Tuition & Fees (1 SMC Course) $5,005
*Tuition & Fees (2 SMC Courses) $7,875
*Tuition & Fees (3 SMC Courses) $10,790
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,000
Student Visa N/A
Books (Estimated) ($200)
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,000)
Study Abroad Deposit (due 1 month after acceptance) $600
Security/Housing Deposit N/A
Application Fee N/A
Study Abroad Fee $30
*NOTE: Tuition does not include excursion/lab/material fees associated with courses taken. Students are charged additional related course fees directly.
For Scholarship Resources please click HERE

Host University

IAU campus

IAU College is located along the Mediterranean Sea, in the southern region of France.  This Mediterranean region is a center of famed cuisine and arts.  Students will have the opportunity to join local excursions that will hopefully enhance one's cultural awareness of Provencal culture.  IAU offers various fields of study along with many exciting extracurricular activities such as buddy programs to develop your French language, wine-tasting, cooking workshops, hikes, dance classes and more.  

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the historic city center of Aix, is open to all majors and offers a wide variety of courses taught in English (social sciences & humanities courses) and French language.  This is the only study abroad center in the region that offers courses in both languages.  No prior French is required yet two courses in French are required during the semester for beginning students or one course in French for all other levels.  Students will be taught by international instructors mainly from France, the US and Britain.  Because of the many courses offered, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a great option for study abroad students of all majors.  


Students will live with a homestay family located near the city center, approximately a 15 to 35 minute walk from class. Homestay is a great form of housing because it provides an immediate introduction to French life and the community, and is a great incentive to learn the language. Homestay is also an incredible opportunity to form lifelong relationships with a host family.
For students interested in gaining French skills prior to studying abroad, please consider taking a French course at SMC. For more information, click HERE.

This program is currently not accepting applications.