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IAU offers professional development opportunities for faculty, alumni and lifelong learners in a variety of disciplines. 

Provence Wine Immersion

Dates: 
May 10-16, 2020

Description:

Provence is the site of the oldest vineyards in France, dating back to the original Phoenician settlements 2600 years ago. Today, Provence is the world leader in quality Rosé wine production. Its 9 AOC/AOPs have varying soils, expositions and microclimates that bring an abundant diversity to these stellar wines. Marked by powerful and expressive fruity and floral aromas, high acid and tantalizing color, Provence Rosé has set the standard for Rosés world-wide. The region is also very well-known for distinctive red and white wines, including the robust reds from Bandol and crisp whites of Cassis.

During this one-week wine immersion, the program will explore various sites with growers and producers responsible for these expressive wines. Through a mixture of conferences, discussions with professionals, site visits and tastings participants will learn about the terroir, viticulture, winemaking and aging techniques across the region as well as its deep wine history and geography. Visiting 7 of the 9 regional AOC/AOPs, the group will also be exploring Provence’s world renown local gastronomic cuisine and pairing it with local wines of distinction. Daily excursions will also lead us to the Rhone Valley to explore and taste the world-famous Rosés of Tavel.  

Costs:

 Option 1 Single Occupancy Hotel   $1,495
 Option 1 Double Occupancy Hotel  $1,150



Itinerary:

Saturday, May 9th: Depart US

Sunday, May 10th: Arrive in Aix-en-Provence
Check in to accommodations
Welcome gathering

Monday, May 11th: 
Conference: Wine History, Geography and Terroir of Provence 
Group Lunch on site at Coteaux d’Aix

Tuesday, May 12th: Aix-en-Provence
Conference: Wine making and aging for Rosé
Conference: Food Pairing for Rosé
Group Lunch
Site Visit— Cotes de Provence St. Victoire 

Wednesday, May 13th: 
Site Visit—Centre du Rose
Group Lunch
Site Visit—Les Crus Classés 

Thursday, May 14th:
Site Visit— Les Baux de Provence
Site Visit—Tavel 

Friday, May 15th:
Site Visit—Bandol Walk around Cassis
Site Visit—Cassis
Group Dinner

Saturday, May 16th: Departure

Apply Now!

Click here to submit an application to participate in the Provence Wine Immersion Program.

The application deadline is April 1. A $250 application deposit is required for all applicants. After acceptance into the Atelier Professional applicants are required to submit a $500 deposit within two weeks. Both deposits will be credited towards the final program invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or check.

Contact

Please contact us via email with any questions regarding the program.


Atelier Professionnel | Workshop for Professors 

IAU is proud to host the Atelier Professionnel (Professional Workshop for professors and teachers of French language and culture) at its campus in Aix-en-Provence, France. This ten or fifteen-day workshop is catered towards education professionals and takes place each summer in conjunction with regular summer programs. Participants attend special lectures geared towards deeper understanding of French language and culture, participate in classroom observations led by IAU faculty, are exposed to contemporary teaching styles and content, as well as critically analyze French language, literature, and culture courses.  Through this program, participants will enhance their teaching methods, develop and study new didactical tools, learn how they can improve their pedagogical strategies, and discover new content to use in courses at their home institutions.

Summer 2020 Calendar

 Option 1  July 1st – July 10th
 Option 2  July 1st – July 15th

 
Program Costs

 Option 1 Tuition (includes housing with IAU homestay)    $1,950
 Option 1 Tuition (without housing)  $1,250 
 
 Option 2 Tuition (includes housing with IAU homestay)    $2,450
 Option 2 Tuition (without housing)  $1,550 
 

Academic Program

The program will be a combination of pedagogical research sessions, French language instruction, and cultural outings around Aix. This experience will offer education professionals the opportunity to steep themselves in the rich linguistic and cultural life of the region during the summer. Specifically, the program curriculum will include the following:

Observation and Critical Analysis Sessions in courses at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, French Honors Program, and the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, IAU, Aix-en-Provence. 

Workshops focusing on French course books, teaching methods, and didactic issues.

IAU Summer Lecture Series which features famous authors, political and environmental figures, and academics from around the globe. The Atelier program includes attendance for participants at all available lectures during the sessions.

Visits in Aix-en-Provence to museums, galleries, and historical monuments that date back to the Middles Ages and important historic sites from the Revolution, the public library, the Cité du Livre, the Fondation Saint-John Perse, l'Institut de l’Image, the Centre Albert Camus, the Children’s Library, local bookshops and academic resource boutiques

Extracurricular Activities which include excursions to surrounding areas in Provence, festival performances, and local exhibitions.


Benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Earn credits towards teaching credentials
  • Enhance and refine French language skills in a native environment
  • Work alongside experienced French instructors 
  • Collect new course content, primary sources and authentic supports for classroom activities
  • Grow your network of fellow education professionals in the field


Apply Now!

Click here to submit an application to participate in the Atelier Professionnel.

The application deadline is May 30th. A $200 application deposit is required for all applicants. After acceptance into the Atelier Professional applicants are required to submit a $500 deposit within two weeks. Both deposits will be credited towards the final program invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or check.

Contact

Please contact Prof. Muriel Cros at muriel.cros@iaufrance.org with any questions regarding the program.