Aix-en-Provence Course Offerings

 

The French Honors Program at IAU

2020 SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: THE FRENCH HONORS PROGRAM AT IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring 2019 Regular Start Semester $17,690Arrive Jan. 26, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019APS
Spring 2019 Early Start Semester$18,840Arrive Jan. 19, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019APSES
Spring 2020 Regular Start Semester$18,595Arrive Jan. 25, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020APS
Spring 2020 Early Start Semester$19,795Arrive Jan. 18, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020APSES

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15-18 semester credits per semester

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


Spring 2020 Course Offerings – The French Honors Program at IAU

The French Honors Program is an academic track within the IAU School of Humanities and Social Sciences for students with an advanced level of French. It is designed for advanced French students and French majors as an opportunity to live and study in a 100% French-speaking environment. This program offers students full immersion into their classrooms, French homestays, excursions and optional internships!

To participate in the French Honors Program, students should have taken at least 4 semesters of college level French (or equivalent).


French Honors Program Highlights

  • Students sign a contract to only speak French and will be spoken to only in French by IAU faculty and staff.  In addition, students will be placed in homestays where only French is spoken.

  • Exclusive receptions, cultural activities and excursions, all in French.

  • Lecture series in French on topics such as politics, journalism and cultural history.

  • French Language Partner Program where you are paired with a local French university student to practice your language skills.

  • Optional stage (internship) based on your academic background and career goals.


Courses and Academics

Semester students on the French Honors Program must take a mandatory French Honors seminar course plus 4 additional classes taught in French at the 300- or 400-level (total 16 credits).

Students who do not wish to take all their classes in French may take 1 class in English. At least 13 credit hours per semester must be taken in French.

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Spring 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules! (Spring 2020 Course Offerings and Class Schedules will be posted as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please refer to the Spring 2019 Course Offerings, as course offerings are similar from year to year.)

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.  


Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available for students on the French Honors Program. For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence. The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester. Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France. If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable. Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.


2019 Summer Program: The French Honors Program at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer A 2019 (6 credits)$8,495Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019APSUA6
Summer A 2019 (9 credits)$9,495Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019APSUA9

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 6-9 semester credits per 6-week summer session.

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


Summer 2019 Course Offerings – The French Honors Program at IAU

The French Honors Program is an academic track within the IAU School of Humanities and Social Sciences for students with an advanced level of French. It is designed for advanced French students and French majors as an opportunity to live and study in a 100% French-speaking environment. This program offers students full immersion into their classrooms, French homestays, and excursions!

To participate in the French Honors Program, students should have taken at least 4 semesters of college level French (or equivalent).


French Honors Program Highlights

  • Students sign a contract to only speak French and will be spoken to only in French by IAU faculty and staff.  In addition, students will be placed in homestays where only French is spoken.

  • Exclusive receptions, cultural activities and excursions, all in French.

  • Lecture series in French on topics such as politics, journalism and cultural history.

  • French Language Partner Program where you are paired with a local French university student to practice your language skills.


Courses and Academics

The Summer French Honors Program is a 6-week program. Students must take a mandatory French Honors seminar course plus 1-2 additional classes taught in French at the 300- or 400-level (total 16 credits). French Honors Program students must take all classes in French.

In case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, students planning to take 2 classes MUST have a total of 5 classes approved by their home institution.  Students planning to take 3 classes MUST have a total of 6 classes approved.   That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 5-6 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Summer 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules! 

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.  


2019 Fall Program: The French Honors Program at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Regular Start Semester$18,595Arrive Sept. 7, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019APF
Fall 2019 Early Start Semester $19,795Arrive Aug. 31, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019APFES

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15-18 semester credits per semester

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


Fall 2019 Course Offerings – The French Honors Program at IAU

The French Honors Program is an academic track within the IAU School of Humanities and Social Sciences for students with an advanced level of French. It is designed for advanced French students and French majors as an opportunity to live and study in a 100% French-speaking environment. This program offers students full immersion into their classrooms, French homestays, excursions and optional internships!

To participate in the French Honors Program, students should have taken at least 4 semesters of college level French (or equivalent).


French Honors Program Highlights

  • Students sign a contract to only speak French and will be spoken to only in French by IAU faculty and staff.  In addition, students will be placed in homestays where only French is spoken.

  • Exclusive receptions, cultural activities and excursions, all in French.

  • Lecture series in French on topics such as politics, journalism and cultural history.

  • French Language Partner Program where you are paired with a local French university student to practice your language skills.

  • Optional stage (internship) based on your academic background and career goals.


Courses and Academics

Semester students on the French Honors Program must take a mandatory French Honors seminar course plus 4 additional classes taught in French at the 300- or 400-level (total 16 credits).

Students who do not wish to take all their classes in French may take 1 class in English. At least 13 credit hours per semester must be taken in French.

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Fall 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules!

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.  


Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available for students on the French Honors Program. For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence. The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester. Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France. If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable. Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.


2019-2020 CLASSES + INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPF, APFES, MSAF, MSAFES
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes + InternshipTBATBA APS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES

ASA is pleased to offer Semester internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence! Internships are NOT stand-alone, but are done in tandem with semester coursework at IAU.  (Internships are not available during the summer.)

Internships are available to students with an Advanced level of French (at least 4 semesters of college French or equivalent) and are worth 3 semester credits. Not available during summer sessions.

All internships are unpaid.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE

 Adapting to a new culture involves not only learning the language and culture but also a better understanding of the work environment and how methods and habits may differ from your home setting. IAU provides access to unpaid internships available at local enterprises for Fall and Spring semester students. (Internships are not available during the summer.) Interested students should have completed at least 4 semesters of college French and provide their résumé before the start of the semester.

Pre-Interviews for these positions will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken. The internships listed below are the regular positions we offer students. We are constantly in the process of recruiting new positions so requests for particular internships are accepted. Students can expect 3 units of credit for an internship.


Internship Placements Available

Ainsi de Suite
Theatre troupe organizing and engaged in numerous international tours (Ethiopia, U.S., Cyprus, Israel)
Position: Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Enhancing image of the theatre and its website, help setting up performances, attend theatre classes as well as play rehearsals

Aix City Local News
A weekly newspaper covering national issues with a focus on Aix and the surrounding region.
Position: Journalism (1 position available)
Job Description: Learn about the editorial process, attend editorial meetings, write short articles in French and in English for online and paper publication

Atelier Cézanne
Cézanne’s home transformed into a memorial and museum as well as a cultural space.
Position: Tourism (1 position available)
Job Description: Participate in the workshop’s activities, visitor reception, train as a guide for visitors

Boulangerie des Platanes
This is a typical bakery selling various types of breads and pastries as well as products for French style fast-food service.
Position: Salesperson (1 position available)
Job Description: Sale of products in the shop, learn the management of a typical French bakery, interact with clientele

British American Institute
Private language school for adults, children and professionals. The school specializes in French and English classes and organizing language learning abroad.
Position: Pedagogical Administration (2 positions available)
Job Description: Check and verify organization of courses (numerous tasks), reception, teaching conversation courses

France Advisory Properties
A start-up broker in prestige and investment real estate.
Position: Sales/Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Aid with marketing materials, develop and implement sales marketing strategy in prestige and investment real estate, correspond directly with clients (sale relations, phoning, site visits, participation in negotiations, etc.), foreign language ability beyond French is an advantage with international clients

Inlingua
Private language school, member of a global organization of 350 schools worldwide. The school focuses largely on adult education in a professional environment (25 languages).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation to sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to assist and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Law Offices
Organization is underway. Two positions will be available.

Librairie le Blason
Bookstore specializing in Provençal culture. Regularly hosts expositions, events, book signings and lectures.
Position: Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Helping in the store, website maintenance, preparation for events, expositions, book signings

So Art
Events communications agency. Company helps clients with conception, production and promotion of its events such as seminars, conventions, teambuilding, company parties and any operations dealing with public relations.
Position: Management/Marketing/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Researching partners and artists, contacting potential clients, logistical support for events, client feedback

Théâtre du Ruban Vert
A multicultural space composed of a theatre-workshop with theatre classes, an art and photography gallery, an acting company, theatrical and musical programming and events (expos, shows, parties).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation of sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to help and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Yevents
A travel agency specializing in business tourism and leisure activities for businesses. The company organizes trips and events in order to strengthen contacts between business collaborations and customers and/or partners in the form of seminars, theme outings, weekends and sojourns.
Position: Marketing, Webmaster or Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Marketing – creating brochures, finding new products, creating supplier dossiers. Webmaster – managing and developing the website, creating mailings for clients, graphic design. Sales/Communication – developing the sales network, product offers to clients, gathering client information, targeting range of products


What to Expect in your Internship

An internship is an opportunity to gain some experience in the field in which you wish to have a career. It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts. That said, you need to be open-minded about the type of work you’ll be doing. For example, you may be assigned entry level work, such as making photocopies, filing, etc. However, if you “prove yourself” by producing quality work and showing your commitment to the job, the level of work assigned to you may improve. You will very likely need to earn the trust of your supervisor first, which may take a little time.

You will participate in a mandatory Orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence. This will be a huge help in understanding what will be expected of you, what resources you have for support while in Aix-en-Provence, and ultimately in having a successful internship! Pre-Interviews for internships will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken.

Throughout the semester the following will be required of you:

-Pre-interview in first week
-Three written reports in French throughout the semester (2-3 pages)
-One final report in French at end of the semester (5-6 pages)

In addition, before applying, please read the following helpful info: What to expect in an internship, and what NOT to do during your internship!


Applying for an Internship

Applicants must have completed at least 4 semester of college French or equivalent.

In addition to your ASA program application and required documents (click here) students will be required to submit a CV (résumé) in Word format to info@academicstudies.com.

What happens next?

After we receive your résumé, you may be asked to revise it before it is sent to potential placements.

Once you arrive in Aix-en-Provence, a “pre-interview” will be scheduled for you with the IAU internship placement team. The purpose of this “pre-interview” will be to get an idea of what would be a suitable placement as well as to work on designing a project that you will follow.

Once a possible placement has been located for you, you may interview with the organization via phone or Skype. As with any job interview, there is no guarantee that you will be hired. However, in the past we have been able to find placements for the vast majority of applicants! If after your first interview you are not hired, we will continue searching for another placement for you.

To have the best possible chance of being hired, here are a few tips about the interview process:

-Take the interview seriously – you are interviewing for a job. If interviewing via Skype, dress appropriately and choose a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted or distracted. Consider what will appear behind you on the computer screen!

-You will need to interview well, as it will ultimately determine whether or not you are hired. Do your research about the company prior to the interview and have a brief list of questions or things you would like to know about the company, if asked.

If hired, please be aware that the company is making a significant investment of their time and resources. Likewise, by accepting an internship, you are making a commitment to that organization, which should be taken seriously. You will be expected to complete your internship in full, from start to finish, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – our on-site orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence will help you understand what is expected of you. As long as you follow the advice given during orientation, you should have a successful internship experience!

 

 

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts at IAU

2020 Spring Semester Program: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring 2019 Regular Start Semester$18,899Arrive Jan. 26, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019MSAS
Spring 2019 Early Start Semester$20,049Arrive Jan. 19, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019MSASES
Spring 2020 Regular Start Semester$19,695Arrive Jan. 25, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020MSAS
Spring 2020 Early Start Semester$20,895Arrive Jan. 18, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020MSASES

Language Eligibility: open to students with any level of French and art experience.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15 semester credits per semester.

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


SPRING 2020 COURSE OFFERINGS – THE MARCHUTZ SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS AT IAU

CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION
This program is open to students with any level of French and any level of art experience. Students attending The Marchutz School of Fine Arts for a semester take a minimum of 15 credits, including the following:

  1. Art Criticism & Aesthetics Seminar (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  2. Drawing (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  3. Painting (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  4. One elective of your choosing

  5. One French language class (will be taught at The IAU School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Spring 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules! (Spring 2020 Course Offerings and Class Schedules will be posted as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please refer to the Spring 2019 Course Offerings, as course offerings are similar from year to year.)

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

Helpful Tip: All students should get at least 2 electives approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 2 possible electives on your registration form, in order of preference. Please note: a French placement exam will determine your appropriate French class placement.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee. Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above. 


What Makes Marchutz Special?

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts offers an interdisciplinary and holistic fine arts program that is open to students with any level of French and any level of art background. Through this unique program, studio art production is combined with study in the liberal arts disciplines. Your art studies will include spontaneous perceptual painting and drawing, intensive critical dialogue, extensive museum visits, and a community of students and artists at all levels.

Located on the “Route de Cézanne,” the school’s location on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence has many advantages. Among them are its light-filled space, the studio’s proximity to the famed Chateaunoir and Saint Victoire, and most importantly, its calm and contemplative atmosphere, conducive to sustained, artistic concentration.

The goal of the Marchutz art program is to help you develop a holistic approach to the study of art and art making. It will enhance your capacity to see and your awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination. You will form an integrative relationship between knowledge and intuition, perception and concept, and self-expression and global awareness.

You will draw and paint – every day, if possible, working from models, children, musicians, and dancers. You will interrelate figure drawing, portraiture, landscape, and still-life with interpretive copies of master works, memory work, and sketchbook journals. Study in museums and reading/writing assignments explore the correspondences between natural and artistic forms, and finally, group and individual critiques are essential to each student’s process. 


Excursions

Excursions and museum visits are an integral part of the Marchutz program and are included with your program fees. Students visit small towns and villages of Provence, which in the past have included St. Remy, Arles, Luberon Valley villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste. In addition, semester students typically go on a longer painting trip to Paris, Giverny, or Venice.


Internships

Internship opportunities are available for semester students at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts! An advanced level of French is required (4 semesters of college French). For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence.  The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester.  Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment.  In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France.  If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable.  Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.


2019 Summer Semester Program: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer A 2019 (6 credits)$8,895Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019MSASU6
Summer A 2019 (9 credits)$9,895Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019MSASU9

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 6-9 semester credits per 6-week summer session (Summer A).

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities).  Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS – THE MARCHUTZ SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS AT IAU

Curriciulum Description:

The traditional Marchutz Fine Arts summer program is offered during Session A (6-week session) and consists of 2 mandatory art classes taught in English: Art Criticism & Aesthetics, and Painting & Drawing.  In addition to that, you can take an optional third class (elective) of your choosing for a total of 9 credits.  (Please note that pricing varies, depending on how many credits you take.)  Although you may take French language as your third class, it is not mandatory to take French on this program.  Students who opt for the 9-credit Marchutz summer program should have 3 elective classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts.

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!


CLICK HERE for Summer 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules!

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.


WHAT MAKES MARCHUTZ SPECIAL?

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts offers an interdisciplinary and holistic fine arts program that is open to students with any level of French and any level of art background. Through this unique program, studio art production is combined with study in the liberal arts disciplines. Your art studies will include spontaneous perceptual painting and drawing, intensive critical dialogue, extensive museum visits, and a community of students and artists at all levels.

Located on the “Route de Cézanne,” the school’s location on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence has many advantages. Among them are its light-filled space, the studio’s proximity to the famed Chateaunoir and Saint Victoire, and most importantly, its calm and contemplative atmosphere, conducive to sustained, artistic concentration.

The goal of the Marchutz art program is to help you develop a holistic approach to the study of art and art making. It will enhance your capacity to see and your awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination. You will form an integrative relationship between knowledge and intuition, perception and concept, and self-expression and global awareness.

You will draw and paint – every day, if possible, working from models, children, musicians, and dancers. You will interrelate figure drawing, portraiture, landscape, and still-life with interpretive copies of master works, memory work, and sketchbook journals. Study in museums and reading/writing assignments explore the correspondences between natural and artistic forms, and finally, group and individual critiques are essential to each student’s process. 


EXCURSIONS

Excursions and museum visits are an integral part of the Marchutz program and are included with your program fees. Students visit small towns and villages of Provence, which in the past have included St. Remy, Arles, Luberon Valley villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste.

2019 Fall Semester Program: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Regular Start Semester$19,695Arrive Sept. 7, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019MSAF
Fall 2019 Early Start Semester$20,895Arrive Aug. 31, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019MSAFES

Language Eligibility: open to students with any level of French and art experience.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15 semester credits per semester.

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


FALL 2019 SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS: THE MARCHUTZ SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS AT IAU

CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION
This program is open to students with any level of French and any level of art experience. Students attending The Marchutz School of Fine Arts for a semester take a minimum of 15 credits, including the following:

  1. Art Criticism & Aesthetics Seminar (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  2. Drawing (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  3. Painting (mandatory core class, taught in English)

  4. One elective of your choosing

  5. One French language class (will be taught at The IAU School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Fall 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules!

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change. 

Helpful Tip: All students should get at least 2 electives approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 2 possible electives on your registration form, in order of preference. Please note: a French placement exam will determine your appropriate French class placement.

**SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.


What Makes Marchutz Special?

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts offers an interdisciplinary and holistic fine arts program that is open to students with any level of French and any level of art background. Through this unique program, studio art production is combined with study in the liberal arts disciplines. Your art studies will include spontaneous perceptual painting and drawing, intensive critical dialogue, extensive museum visits, and a community of students and artists at all levels.

Located on the “Route de Cézanne,” the school’s location on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence has many advantages. Among them are its light-filled space, the studio’s proximity to the famed Chateaunoir and Saint Victoire, and most importantly, its calm and contemplative atmosphere, conducive to sustained, artistic concentration.

The goal of the Marchutz art program is to help you develop a holistic approach to the study of art and art making. It will enhance your capacity to see and your awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination. You will form an integrative relationship between knowledge and intuition, perception and concept, and self-expression and global awareness.

You will draw and paint – every day, if possible, working from models, children, musicians, and dancers. You will interrelate figure drawing, portraiture, landscape, and still-life with interpretive copies of master works, memory work, and sketchbook journals. Study in museums and reading/writing assignments explore the correspondences between natural and artistic forms, and finally, group and individual critiques are essential to each student’s process. 


Excursions

Excursions and museum visits are an integral part of the Marchutz program and are included with your program fees. Students visit small towns and villages of Provence, which in the past have included St. Remy, Arles, Luberon Valley villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste. In addition, semester students typically go on a longer painting trip to Paris, Giverny, or Venice.


Internships

Internship opportunities are available for semester students at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts! An advanced level of French is required (4 semesters of college French). For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence.  The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester.  Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment.  In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France.  If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable.  Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.

2019-2020 Classes + Internship Programs

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES

ASA is pleased to offer Semester internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence! Internships are NOT stand-alone, but are done in tandem with semester coursework at IAU.  (Internships are not available during the summer.)

Internships are available to students with an Advanced level of French (at least 4 semesters of college French or equivalent) and are worth 3 semester credits. Not available during summer sessions.

All internships are unpaid.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE

Adapting to a new culture involves not only learning the language and culture but also a better understanding of the work environment and how methods and habits may differ from your home setting. IAU provides access to unpaid internships available at local enterprises for Fall and Spring semester students. (Internships are not available during the summer.) Interested students should have completed at least 4 semesters of college French and provide their résumé before the start of the semester.

Pre-Interviews for these positions will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken. The internships listed below are the regular positions we offer students. We are constantly in the process of recruiting new positions so requests for particular internships are accepted. Students can expect 3 units of credit for an internship.

Internship Placements Available

Ainsi de Suite
Theatre troupe organizing and engaged in numerous international tours (Ethiopia, U.S., Cyprus, Israel)
Position: Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Enhancing image of the theatre and its website, help setting up performances, attend theatre classes as well as play rehearsals

Aix City Local News
A weekly newspaper covering national issues with a focus on Aix and the surrounding region.
Position: Journalism (1 position available)
Job Description: Learn about the editorial process, attend editorial meetings, write short articles in French and in English for online and paper publication

Atelier Cézanne
Cézanne’s home transformed into a memorial and museum as well as a cultural space.
Position: Tourism (1 position available)
Job Description: Participate in the workshop’s activities, visitor reception, train as a guide for visitors

Boulangerie des Platanes
This is a typical bakery selling various types of breads and pastries as well as products for French style fast-food service.
Position: Salesperson (1 position available)
Job Description: Sale of products in the shop, learn the management of a typical French bakery, interact with clientele

British American Institute
Private language school for adults, children and professionals. The school specializes in French and English classes and organizing language learning abroad.
Position: Pedagogical Administration (2 positions available)
Job Description: Check and verify organization of courses (numerous tasks), reception, teaching conversation courses

France Advisory Properties
A start-up broker in prestige and investment real estate.
Position: Sales/Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Aid with marketing materials, develop and implement sales marketing strategy in prestige and investment real estate, correspond directly with clients (sale relations, phoning, site visits, participation in negotiations, etc.), foreign language ability beyond French is an advantage with international clients

Inlingua
Private language school, member of a global organization of 350 schools worldwide. The school focuses largely on adult education in a professional environment (25 languages).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation to sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to assist and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Law Offices
Organization is underway. Two positions will be available.

Librairie le Blason
Bookstore specializing in Provençal culture. Regularly hosts expositions, events, book signings and lectures.
Position: Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Helping in the store, website maintenance, preparation for events, expositions, book signings

So Art
Events communications agency. Company helps clients with conception, production and promotion of its events such as seminars, conventions, team-building, company parties and any operations dealing with public relations.
Position: Management/Marketing/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Researching partners and artists, contacting potential clients, logistical support for events, client feedback

Théâtre du Ruban Vert
A multicultural space composed of a theatre-workshop with theatre classes, an art and photography gallery, an acting company, theatrical and musical programming and events (expos, shows, parties).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation of sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to help and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Yevents
A travel agency specializing in business tourism and leisure activities for businesses. The company organizes trips and events in order to strengthen contacts between business collaborations and customers and/or partners in the form of seminars, theme outings, weekends and sojourns.
Position: Marketing, Webmaster or Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Marketing – creating brochures, finding new products, creating supplier dossiers. Webmaster – managing and developing the website, creating mailings for clients, graphic design. Sales/Communication – developing the sales network, product offers to clients, gathering client information, targeting range of products


What to Expect in your Internship
An internship is an opportunity to gain some experience in the field in which you wish to have a career. It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts. That said, you need to be open-minded about the type of work you’ll be doing. For example, you may be assigned entry level work, such as making photocopies, filing, etc. However, if you “prove yourself” by producing quality work and showing your commitment to the job, the level of work assigned to you may improve. You will very likely need to earn the trust of your supervisor first, which may take a little time.

You will participate in a mandatory Orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence. This will be a huge help in understanding what will be expected of you, what resources you have for support while in Aix-en-Provence, and ultimately in having a successful internship! Pre-Interviews for internsips will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken.

Throughout the semester the following will be required of you:

-Pre-interview in first week
-Three written reports in French throughout the semester (2-3 pages)
-One final report in French at end of the semester (5-6 pages)

In addition, before applying, please read the following helpful info: What to expect in an internship, and what NOT to do during your internship!


Applying for an Internship

Applicants must have completed at least 4 semester of college French or equivalent.

In addition to your ASA program application and required documents (click here) students will be required to submit a CV (résumé) in Word format to info@academicstudies.com.

What happens next?

After we receive your résumé, you may be asked to revise it before it is sent to potential placements.

Once you arrive in Aix-en-Provence, a “pre-interview” will be scheduled for you with the IAU internship placement team. The purpose of this “pre-interview” will be to get an idea of what would be a suitable placement as well as to work on designing a project that you will follow.

Once a possible placement has been located for you, you may interview with the organization via phone or Skype. As with any job interview, there is no guarantee that you will be hired. However, in the past we have been able to find placements for the vast majority of applicants! If after your first interview you are not hired, we will continue searching for another placement for you.

To have the best possible chance of being hired, here are a few tips about the interview process:

-Take the interview seriously – you are interviewing for a job. If interviewing via Skype, dress appropriately and choose a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted or distracted. Consider what will appear behind you on the computer screen!

-You will need to interview well, as it will ultimately determine whether or not you are hired. Do your research about the company prior to the interview and have a brief list of questions or things you would like to know about the company, if asked.

If hired, please be aware that the company is making a significant investment of their time and resources. Likewise, by accepting an internship, you are making a commitment to that organization, which should be taken seriously. You will be expected to complete your internship in full, from start to finish, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – our on-site orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence will help you understand what is expected of you. As long as you follow the advice given during orientation, you should have a successful internship experience!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IAU

2020 Spring Semester Program:
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring 2019 Regular Start Semester $17,690Arrive Jan. 26, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019APS
Spring 2019 Early Start Semester $18,840Arrive Jan. 19, 2019 – Depart May 12, 2019APSES
Spring 2020 Regular Start Semester $18,595Arrive Jan. 25, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020APS
Spring 2020 Early Start Semester $19,795Arrive Jan. 18, 2020 – Depart May 10, 2020APSES

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15-18 semester credits per semester

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities).  Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


Spring 2020 Semester Course Offerings
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IAU

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

Students at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences take 5, 3-credit courses per semester of their choosing; at least one of these must be a French language course. Students who have never taken French before must enroll in FRE 101-102 (6 credits).

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Spring 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules! (Spring 2020 Course Offerings and Class Schedules will be posted as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please refer to the Spring 2019 Course Offerings, as course offerings are similar from year to year.)

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.  


Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available for semester students at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences! An advanced level of French is required (4 semesters of college French). For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence. The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester. Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France. If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable. Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.

For full details on the Early Start Program, please click here!


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM:
THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer A 2019 (6 credits) $8,495 Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019APSUA6
Summer A 2019 (9 credits)$9,495Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019APSUA9
Summer B 2019 (3 credits) $5,595Arrive June 1, 2019 – Depart June 22, 2019APSUB
Summer C 2019 (3 credits) $5,595Arrive June 22, 2019 – Depart July 14, 2019APSUC

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 3 semester credits per 3-week summer session (Summer B or C).  6-9 semester credits per 6-week summer session (Summer A).

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities).  Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS:
THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT IAU

In case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, students planning to take 1 class MUST have a total of 4 classes approved by their home institution.  Students planning to take 2 classes MUST have a total of 5 classes approved.  Students planning to take 3 classes MUST have a total of 6 classes approved.  That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list double the number of classes you actually plan to take, again, in case of cancellations or schedule conflicts.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers 3 different summer sessions.  Session A is the 6-week session; Session B is a 3-week session taking place during the first 3 weeks of Session A, and Session C is a 3-week session taking place during the last 3 weeks of Session A.  Some courses run the full 6-week Session A; others meet for just the first 3 weeks (Session B) or the last 3 weeks (Session C).  Students attending Session A can take classes from ANY of the 3 summer sessions, as long as they remain enrolled in classes for the full 6 weeks.

Students attending one of the 3-week sessions (Session B or C) take a maximum of 3 credits (1 class).

Students attending the 6-week session (Session A) must take 6-9 credits.  Please note, Session A pricing varies depending on whether you take 6 credits or 9 credits. On the Class Schedule linked below, you will see that classes are marked either Session A, Session B, or Session C. Students attending Session A  (6 weeks) can combine classes from Session A, B, or C, as long as the days and times do not conflict and as long as they remain enrolled in classes for the full 6 weeks.

Classes are worth 3 credits each, unless otherwise noted on the schedule linked below. It is not mandatory to take a French Language class.

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Summer 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules!

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and class schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.


2019 FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM:
THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT IAU

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Regular Start Semester$18,595Arrive Sept. 7, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019APF
Fall 2019 Early Start Semester $19,795 Arrive Aug. 31, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019APFES

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of French.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 15-18 semester credits per semester

Final transcript is issued by IAU (Institute for American Universities). Classes are taken with other American students.

If your college or university requires an official transcript from an accredited U.S. institution, you are able to receive one from Truman State University for an additional fee of $500. (If you require a TSU transcript, please be sure to notify us at least 3 months prior to departure.)

*Some classes carry additional fees which are not included with the ASA program fee, to cover course-specific materials or mandatory academic excursions.  Details are below.


Fall 2019 Course Offerings:
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IAU

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

Students at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences take 5, 3-credit courses per semester of their choosing; at least one of these must be a French language course. Students who have never taken French before must enroll in FRE 101-102 (6 credits).

All courses with course number FRE are taught in French. All other courses are taught in English, unless otherwise noted.

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so it is best to apply early!

CLICK HERE for Fall 2019 Course Offerings & Class Schedules!

CLICK HERE for Course Descriptions/Syllabi

Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.

*SOME CLASSES CARRY ADDITIONAL FEES, WHICH ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE ASA PROGRAM FEE.  Students who enroll in a Studio Art course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Wine Studies course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Photography course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Sculpture course will incur an additional $260 materials fee.  Students who enroll in a Filmmaking course will incur an additional $150 materials fee.  Students who enroll in “French Civilization in Provence” will incur an additional $150 fee for mandatory academic excursions.  Students who enroll in “Exploring Impressionism” will incur a $775 fee for a mandatory academic excursion (Paris, overnight).  Additional courses besides these may carry additional fees; if so, this will be indicated at the Course Offerings link above.  


Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available for semester students at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences! An advanced level of French is required (4 semesters of college French). For more information about internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence, please CLICK HERE!


Early Start Program

ASA is pleased to offer an Early Start Program in conjunction with our Fall and Spring Semester programs in Aix-en-Provence. The Early Start Program begins one week before the semester starts and is designed to help students at any French level get the most out of their semester. Early Start is an opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France. If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start program will help you feel more comfortable. Students who participate in Early Start will earn 1 credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.

For full details on the Early Start Program, please click here!


2019-2020 CLASSES + INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes + Internshipclick here for priceclick here for datesAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes + Internshipclick here for priceclick here for datesAPF, APFES, MSAF, MSAFES
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes + InternshipTBATBAAPS, APSES, MSAS, MSASES

ASA is pleased to offer Semester internship opportunities in Aix-en-Provence! Internships are NOT stand-alone, but are done in tandem with semester coursework at IAU.  (Internships are not available during the summer.)

Internships are available to students with an Advanced level of French (at least 4 semesters of college French or equivalent) and are worth 3 semester credits. Not available during summer sessions.

All internships are unpaid.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE 

Adapting to a new culture involves not only learning the language and culture but also a better understanding of the work environment and how methods and habits may differ from your home setting. IAU provides access to unpaid internships available at local enterprises for Fall and Spring semester students. (Internships are not available during the summer.) Interested students should have completed at least 4 semesters of college French and provide their résumé before the start of the semester.

Pre-Interviews for these positions will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken. The internships listed below are the regular positions we offer students. We are constantly in the process of recruiting new positions so requests for particular internships are accepted. Students can expect 3 units of credit for an internship.


Internship Placements Available

Ainsi de Suite
Theatre troupe organizing and engaged in numerous international tours (Ethiopia, U.S., Cyprus, Israel)
Position: Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Enhancing image of the theatre and its website, help setting up performances, attend theatre classes as well as play rehearsals

Aix City Local News
A weekly newspaper covering national issues with a focus on Aix and the surrounding region.
Position: Journalism (1 position available)
Job Description: Learn about the editorial process, attend editorial meetings, write short articles in French and in English for online and paper publication

Atelier Cézanne
Cézanne’s home transformed into a memorial and museum as well as a cultural space.
Position: Tourism (1 position available)
Job Description: Participate in the workshop’s activities, visitor reception, train as a guide for visitors

Boulangerie des Platanes
This is a typical bakery selling various types of breads and pastries as well as products for French style fast-food service.
Position: Salesperson (1 position available)
Job Description: Sale of products in the shop, learn the management of a typical French bakery, interact with clientele

British American Institute
Private language school for adults, children and professionals. The school specializes in French and English classes and organizing language learning abroad.
Position: Pedagogical Administration (2 positions available)
Job Description: Check and verify organization of courses (numerous tasks), reception, teaching conversation courses

France Advisory Properties
A start-up broker in prestige and investment real estate.
Position: Sales/Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Aid with marketing materials, develop and implement sales marketing strategy in prestige and investment real estate, correspond directly with clients (sale relations, phoning, site visits, participation in negotiations, etc.), foreign language ability beyond French is an advantage with international clients

Inlingua
Private language school, member of a global organization of 350 schools worldwide. The school focuses largely on adult education in a professional environment (25 languages).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation to sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to assist and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Law Offices
Organization is underway. Two positions will be available.

Librairie le Blason
Bookstore specializing in Provençal culture. Regularly hosts expositions, events, book signings and lectures.
Position: Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Helping in the store, website maintenance, preparation for events, expositions, book signings

So Art
Events communications agency. Company helps clients with conception, production and promotion of its events such as seminars, conventions, teambuilding, company parties and any operations dealing with public relations.
Position: Management/Marketing/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Researching partners and artists, contacting potential clients, logistical support for events, client feedback

Théâtre du Ruban Vert
A multicultural space composed of a theatre-workshop with theatre classes, an art and photography gallery, an acting company, theatrical and musical programming and events (expos, shows, parties).
Position: Marketing (1 position available)
Job Description: Initiation of sales and marketing, accompany marketing director to help and take part in creating contracts with company clients, test and assess new participants and place them in appropriate courses, reception, teaching a language course

Yevents
A travel agency specializing in business tourism and leisure activities for businesses. The company organizes trips and events in order to strengthen contacts between business collaborations and customers and/or partners in the form of seminars, theme outings, weekends and sojourns.
Position: Marketing, Webmaster or Sales/Communication (1 position available)
Job Description: Marketing – creating brochures, finding new products, creating supplier dossiers. Webmaster – managing and developing the website, creating mailings for clients, graphic design. Sales/Communication – developing the sales network, product offers to clients, gathering client information, targeting range of products


What to Expect in your Internship

An internship is an opportunity to gain some experience in the field in which you wish to have a career. It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts. That said, you need to be open-minded about the type of work you’ll be doing. For example, you may be assigned entry level work, such as making photocopies, filing, etc. However, if you “prove yourself” by producing quality work and showing your commitment to the job, the level of work assigned to you may improve. You will very likely need to earn the trust of your supervisor first, which may take a little time.

You will participate in a mandatory Orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence. This will be a huge help in understanding what will be expected of you, what resources you have for support while in Aix-en-Provence, and ultimately in having a successful internship! Pre-Interviews for internships will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Most internships will allow for a 10-day trial period, after which the commitment cannot be broken.

Throughout the semester the following will be required of you:

-Pre-interview in first week
-Three written reports in French throughout the semester (2-3 pages)
-One final report in French at end of the semester (5-6 pages)

In addition, before applying, please read the following helpful info: What to expect in an internship, and what NOT to do during your internship!


Applying for an Internship

Applicants must have completed at least 4 semester of college French or equivalent.

In addition to your ASA program application and required documents (click here) students will be required to submit a CV (résumé) in Word format to info@academicstudies.com.

What happens next?

After we receive your résumé, you may be asked to revise it before it is sent to potential placements.

Once you arrive in Aix-en-Provence, a “pre-interview” will be scheduled for you with the IAU internship placement team. The purpose of this “pre-interview” will be to get an idea of what would be a suitable placement as well as to work on designing a project that you will follow.

Once a possible placement has been located for you, you may interview with the organization via phone or Skype. As with any job interview, there is no guarantee that you will be hired. However, in the past we have been able to find placements for the vast majority of applicants! If after your first interview you are not hired, we will continue searching for another placement for you.

To have the best possible chance of being hired, here are a few tips about the interview process:

-Take the interview seriously – you are interviewing for a job. If interviewing via Skype, dress appropriately and choose a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted or distracted. Consider what will appear behind you on the computer screen!

-You will need to interview well, as it will ultimately determine whether or not you are hired. Do your research about the company prior to the interview and have a brief list of questions or things you would like to know about the company, if asked.

If hired, please be aware that the company is making a significant investment of their time and resources. Likewise, by accepting an internship, you are making a commitment to that organization, which should be taken seriously. You will be expected to complete your internship in full, from start to finish, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – our on-site orientation after you arrive in Aix-en-Provence will help you understand what is expected of you. As long as you follow the advice given during orientation, you should have a successful internship experience!


EARLY START SEMESTER PROGRAMS AT IAU

The Early Start Semester program at IAU in Aix-en-Provence, France, is the perfect opportunity for students to brush up on their French in a fun and relaxed environment before the Semester begins! In addition, you’ll have an extra week to settle in and get adjusted to life in France. If you haven’t taken French in a while or are just feeling unsure about your language ability, the Early Start Semester would be perfect for you. Students who participate in the Early Start Semester will earn 1 additional French credit, consisting of 15 in-class hours.

Early Start Highlights!

  • Jump-start the language immersion process in a fun and relaxed setting

  • Have extra time to ease into French culture and get to know the city of Aix-en-Provence

  • Move into your homestay a week early

  • Earn one course credit

  • Gain confidence in your language skills and feel more comfortable communicating with locals

  • Small class sizes with lots of personal attention in an interactive, hands-on class environment

  • Learn to navigate the city of Aix-en-Provence through local excursions

  • French culture lectures so you can get the most out of your semester

  • Learn about important culture differences, such as body language, etiquette, do’s and don’ts, French homestay expectations, stereotypes and misunderstandings

  • Meet local French and foreign students through IAU

  • Learn where to buy the best croissant in town

  • Become a French insider!

If you are already accepted to the ASA Aix-en-Provence Regular Start Semester program and are interested in adding the Early Start option, simply speak with ASA to see if we can switch you over!

For complete Course Offerings for the ASA Aix-en-Provence program, please click here and then find your term.

 
 
Jackie Cimino