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Study Abroad - Aix Semester Calendar

Join IAU for a semester or academic year in Aix-en-Provence, France. Four months in the south of France offers the opportunity to enroll in site-specific courses, 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.



Fall 2019 Semester

 Last Day of Class Thursday, December 12
 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Saturday, August 31
 Arrival  Saturday, September 7
 Orientation  Monday, September 9 - Tuesday, September  10
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, September 11
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 25
 Fall Break
 Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, November 3
 Armistice Day (no classes)  Monday, November 11
 Final Exams  Friday, December 13 - Saturday, December 14 and
 Monday, December  16 - Tuesday, December 17
 Departure  Wednesday, December 18

*Marchutz Core Arts students- Please note that a required field study to Giverny is scheduled during October 24 - 29.



Spring 2020 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Saturday, January 18
 Arrival  Saturday, January 25
 Orientation  Monday, January 27 - Tuesday, January 28
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, January 29
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
 Spring Break  Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 22
 Easter Weekend Break  Friday, April 10 - Monday, April 13
 Labor Day (no classes)  Friday, May 1
 Last Day of Class  Monday, May 4
 Final Exams  Tuesday, May 5 - Friday, May 8
 Departure  Sunday, May 10


*Marchutz Core Arts students- Please note that a required field study to Venice is scheduled during April 3 - 11.



Fall 2020 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Saturday, August 29
 Arrival  Saturday, September 5
 Orientation  Monday, September 7
 Classes Begin  Tuesday, September 8
 Orientation Study Trip  Saturday, September 12
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 23
 Fall Break  Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, November 1
 Armistice Day (no classes)  Wednesday, November 11
 Last Day of Class  Thursday, December 10
 Final Exams  Friday, December 11 - Saturday, December 12
 Monday, December 14 - Tuesday, December 15
 Departure  Wednesday, December 16


*Marchutz Core Arts students- Please note that a required field study to Giverny is scheduled during October 22 - 27.



Spring 2021 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Saturday, January 16
 Arrival  Saturday, January 23
 Orientation  Monday, January 25 
 Classes Begin  Tuesday, January 26
 Orientation Study Trip  Saturday, January 30
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12
 Spring Break  Saturday, March 13 - Sunday, March 21
 Easter Weekend Break  Friday, April 2 - Monday, April 5
 Last Day of Class  Monday, May 3
 Final Exams  Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, May 7
 Departure  Sunday, May 9


*Marchutz Core Arts and MFA students- Please note that a required field study to Venice is scheduled during April 9 - 16.