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CISabroad Study Internship in Aix en Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Advertising, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture, Economics, Education, French, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internship, Literature, Marketing, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Theatre/Drama
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Language of Instruction:
English, French
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Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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Internship, Study
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Imagine spending the semester living in the heart of Provence, while taking classes and completing an internship. You will split your time between our program base in Aix-en-Provence, where you’ll be taking classes in a wide variety of topics, then by gaining professional experience in an internship chosen according to your background and interests. Study French, immerse in the culture, fulfill major course requirements and boost your resume through Study Internship in France!

Start getting excited about:

  • Living in southern France - Is it the climate, the people, the scenery, the history, or the food that people rave the most about here? Whatever your delights, you're sure to feel more than at home in Aix-en-Provence and the Provence region. Rolling fields of lavender, Roman ruins and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea are just some of the sights you'll regularly experience here.
  • A wide variety of internship placements available - Interested in learning about French business practices? Want to try your hand at journalism or fashion design? Use this opportunity to build on existing skills or learn something new! All the while, enjoy the company of and immersion with your French co-workers. Your French vocabulary will thank you too!
  • An active social and recreational setting - Our program base has something going on every day of the week. Between excursions, movie nights, service opportunities and interest groups, you just might find some time to stroll through the quaint streets of Aix from time to time... 
  • Perfect opportunity to practice your French skills – From living in a local homestay with a French host, to speaking French every day at your internship, to volunteering at a local soup kitchen or participating in a local sports club, the Study Internship in France program is designed to immerse you completely in the French language and give you a taste of what living in France is all about!
Study Internship in Aix en Provence is housed at the CISabroad program base in Aix, IAU College. IAU College offers a wide variety of courses taught in English and French, as well as French-language classes, in the following disciplines: archeology, art history, business, civilization, comparative literature, economics, education, film, government, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, studio art, theater, and the French language (beginner to advanced). In addition, if your French is advanced (at least 4 college semesters of French or the equivalent), you are eligible to take courses taught in French at the University of Aix-Marseille or enroll in the French Honors Program.

Student Life:
As a CISabroad student, you’ll get outstanding support throughout the experience. We’re with you every step of the way with academic advising, personal help, and cultural counseling. We’ll make sure that when you arrive in France you start your journey right, by having a CISabroad staff member meet you at the airport and bring you to your accommodations. 

Your program will begin with a detailed orientation that will familiarize you with IAU College and your new city. You’ll hear about housing, cross-cultural adaptation, safety and security, banking, and the various social and recreational activities available to you, including a language exchange program, sports, ski trips, the local gyms, and excursions included in your program!

  • Diverse course offerings in English, and full-immersion French studies
  • A customized internship based on your French language, background and interests
  • 2–3 excursions included
  • Service-learning opportunities get you involved with your local community
  • Homestays with locals experienced in hosting English-speaking students
  • Life in the south of France
  • The charming, historic city of Aix en Provence
  • Close proximity to the Mediterranean coast, beaches and seaside towns
  • Hands-on experience with a local internship in your chosen field

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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