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Aix-en-Provence Academic Calendar

Join IAU for a semester, academic year, or summer in Aix-en-Provence, France. Studying abroad in the south of France offers the opportunity to enroll in site-specific courses taught in English or French, live with a French host, participate in field studies and study tours, hold an internship, or volunteer! 

A note to students: IAU advises that students do not make any travel arrangements prior to the first week of classes. Field studies and course excursions can be scheduled during weekends and breaks, so IAU recommends not purchasing any tickets or scheduling any travel until after learning of course requirements on-site.

The calendar is subject to change.

2023-2024 Academic Year
2024-2025 Academic Year
2025-2026 Academic Year


Spring 2024 Semester 

Early Start Program Arrival 

Saturday, January 13

Arrival 

Saturday, January 20

Orientation 

Sunday, January 21 - Monday, January 22

Classes Begin 

Tuesday, January 23

Orientation Study Tour

Friday, January 26

Mid-Term Assessments

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 15

Spring Break 

Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 24

Last Day of Class 

Friday, April 26

Exam Period 

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30 &
Thursday, May 2 - Friday, May 3

Departure 

Sunday, May 5

No classes – April 1 (Easter Monday), May 1 (Labor Day)



Summer 2024

Session 2024 Dates Duration Course Load
 Internship  May 18 - July 13
8 weeks 2
A  June 1 - July 13
6 weeks 2 or 3
B June 1 - June 22 3 weeks 1
C June 23 - July 13 3 weeks 1

  Internship Session A Session B Session C
 Arrival Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 1 Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 23
 Orientation Monday, May 20
Monday, June 3
Monday, June 3 Monday, June 24
 Classes Begin Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 5 Tuesday, June 25
Orientation Day-Trip Tuesday, June 4
Tuesday, June 4 Tuesday, June 4
Friday, June 28
 Final Exams  N/A Friday, July 12 Friday, June 21 Friday, July 12
 Departure Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 13 Saturday, June 22 Saturday, July 13




Fall 2024
 Semester
 

Early Start Program Arrival

Saturday, August 24

Arrival 

Saturday, August 31

Orientation 

Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2

Classes Begin 

Tuesday, September 3

Mid-Term Assessments

Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 25

Fall Break 

Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, November 3

Last Day of Class 

Friday, December 6

Exam Period 

Monday, December 9 - Thursday, December 12

Closing Ceremony

Thursday, December 12

Departure 

Friday, December 13





January Term 2025

Arrival Sunday, December 29, 2024

Departure Thursday January 16, 2025





Spring 2025
 Semester
 

Early Start Program Arrival

Saturday, January 18

Arrival 

Saturday, January 25

Orientation 

Sunday, January 26 - Monday, January 27

Classes Begin 

Tuesday, January 28

Mid-Term Assessments

Monday, March 17 - Friday, March 28

Spring Break 

Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, April 6

Last Day of Class 

Friday, May 2

Exam Period 

Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9

Graduation and Spring Closing Ceremony

Friday, May 9

Departure 

Saturday, May 10





Summer 2025

Session 2025 Dates
A  Saturday, May 31 - Sunday,  July 13
B  Saturday, May 31 - Saturday, June 21
C  Sunday, June 22 - Sunday, July 13




Fall 2025
 Semester
 

Early Start Program Arrival

Saturday, August 23, 2025

Arrival 

Saturday, August 30, 2025

Orientation 

Sunday, August 31 - Monday, September 1, 2025

Classes Begin 

Tuesday, September 2, 2025

Mid-Term Assessments

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 24, 2025

Fall Break 

Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, November 2, 2025

Last Day of Class 

Friday, December 5, 2025

Exam Period 

Monday, December 8 - Thursday, December 11, 2025

Closing Ceremony

Thursday, December 11, 2025

Departure 

Friday, December 12, 2025





January Term 2026

Arrival Sunday, December 28, 2025

Departure Thursday January 15, 2026





Spring 2026
 Semester
 

Early Start Program Arrival 

Saturday, January 17, 2026

Arrival 

Saturday, January 24, 2026

Orientation 

Sunday, January 25 - Monday, January 26, 2026

Classes Begin 

Tuesday, January 27, 2026

Mid-Term Assessments

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 27, 2026

Spring Break 

Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, April 5, 2026

Last Day of Class 

Friday, May 1, 2026

Exam Period 

Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8, 2026

Graduation and Spring Closing Ceremony

Friday, May 8, 2026

Departure 

Saturday, May 9, 2026





Summer 2026

Session 2026 Dates
A  Saturday, May 30 - Sunday,  July 12, 2026
B  Saturday, May 30 - Saturday, June 20, 2026
C  Sunday, June 21 - Sunday, July 12, 2026