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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Courses

Course availability is a large part of the choice to study abroad with IAU. The breadth and depth of courses available in Aix, Paris, Barcelona, and on multi-country traveling seminars allow students from all disciplines ample opportunity to continue their path of study from their home university as well as try something new while abroad. IAU courses are offered in both English and the host language (French, Spanish, or Arabic), so students need not have a background in language study before arrival abroad. However, IAU does require students to enroll in a minimum of one language course during a semester program. Students at the Institute Catholique in Paris are required to have a more advanced level of the French language.

Students have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research projects directed by IAU faculty. Certificate programs are available as well as Honors Programs, internships, and independent studies.

Students work with an IAU Enrollment Coordinator to select their courses before the start of the semester in the student portal, and schedules are confirmed prior to arrival abroad.

ProgramCourse Submission DeadlinesCourse Change Request DeadlineAdd/Drop Period
 Aix Semester  May 1 (Fall)/ October 1 (Spring)  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Two weeks after Orientation
 Aix 6-week Summer  April 1  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Four days after Orientation
 Aix 3-week Summer  April 1  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Two days after Orientation 
 Paris Semester  May 1 (Fall)/ October 1 (Spring)  Upon Arrival in Paris  Varies based on program*
 Barcelona Semester  May 1 (Fall)/ October 1 (Spring)  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Varies based on courses*
 Barcelona 6-week Summer  April 1  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Four days after Orientation
 Barcelona 3-week Summer  April 1  15 Days after the Application Deadline  Two days after Orientation
 J Term Travelling Seminars  October 1  15 Days after the Application Deadline  None

 *Paris program add/drop period varies based on course and program enrollment, and students will work with the on-site coordinator to confirm courses upon arrival in Paris. Barcelona students enrolled in courses through UAB will work with the on-site coordinator to confirm courses upon arrival in Barcelona.