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France: Language & Culture at Aix-Marseille Université
Aix-en-Provence, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Prerequisite: 1 term college-level French
Areas of Study: European Studies, French, French Studies, International/Global Studies Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Program Description:

FRANCE: LANGUAGE & CULTURE AT AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVRESITÉ

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Eligibility Requirements
Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.

Course Prerequisites
At least one term of college-level French.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for France: Language & Culture at Aix-Marseille Université as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional French academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to November & February to June
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The France: Language and Culture program is located in Aix-en-Provence, France. This program is administered by a Resident Director (who is a CSU faculty member) and full-time local staff. Students attend Service Universitaire Francais Langue Etrangere (SUFLE), Universite de Provence.

France-AixThe France: Language and Culture program provides students with the opportunity to maximize their knowledge of the French language by participating in special instructional programs for non-native speakers. The program begins with an intensive Preparatory Language Program (PLP). During the PLP, general language skills are reviewed and developed during morning sessions, with the emphasis being placed on speaking skills. Afternoon workshops are offered on culture, history, and politics. Classes and workshops are designed to help students adjust to living and studying in France.

During the fall and spring semesters, students take courses arranged by SUFLE and concentrate their studies on French language. Depending on the results of a language placement exam, students may have a variety of electives to choose from in subjects such as literature, art, music, cinema, history and politics. CSU students do not typically take courses in the regular university departments, although students with sufficient French language skills may qualify to do so. For graduate level credit, students must enroll in regular university department courses.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin from the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


LOCATION

Aix-en-Provence is a university city in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of southern France. Aix-en-Provence boasts a vibrant cultural and artistic life. The city is famous for its elegant streets, squares, markets, and sidewalk cafes. It is also known for its thermal hot springs and historical public fountains, giving it the name “city of a thousand fountains”.


HOUSING

Upon arrival in Aix-en-Provence, students are provided with temporary hotel accommodations arranged by CSU IP. During the orientation week, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Most students choose to live in local apartments. Limited host family options may be available.