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Aix-en-Provence, France


Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent; you must take all courses in the host language.

Areas of Focus

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences


Direct Enrollment


The mission of the Institute for American Universities is to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues. The semester program in Aix-en-Provence offers courses in French, humanities, and social sciences. IAU’s campus in Aix is centrally located just a few doors down from local French universities, shops, cafes, and more in the historic part of town.

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French Honors Program

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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Only the French Honors Program and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Program are eligible for credit.

Students must take a full course load, which is a minimum of 15 credits per semester, all courses in French.  This translates to 4-5 courses.