French Language & Culture J-Term Seminar
Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and health risks of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAU has canceled J-Term traveling programs for January 2021. IAU plans to instead host Maymester traveling seminars in May 2021. More information about these programs will be posted as it becomes available at www.iau.edu/maymester. Please see below for program details for J-Term 2022.
IAU's French Language and Culture January Term Program is designed for students interested in a language and
The many libraries, museums, churches, bookstores, markets, and cafès have earned Aix its reputation as one of France's most engaging cities. A wealth of cinemas, restaurants, discothëques, and sports facilities welcomes Aix's students. With its charm and Mediterranean climate, Aix-en-Provence is one of the most popular and sought-after cities in France.
Students can choose one of the following courses:
- French 101: Beginner French I
- French 102: Beginner French II
J-Term 2022 Itinerary
Example group activities may include:
- Cooking class
- Day trip to Marseille
- Fondue group dinner
- Savon de Marseille soap-making workshop
- Winery visit
- Mixer with local French students
The 2022 itinerary will be available soon! View details of the J-Term 2021 itinerary here. Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Program Fees and Inclusions
January 2022: $4,985
Program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging with homestays, insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, transportation for program-related excursions, daily breakfast and six dinners per week.
Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence or Barcelona consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French or Spanish language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.