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.