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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.

Despite what appears to be a major challenge ahead for our nation and the world in containing the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving forward with a contingency plan for the upcoming fall term at our Aix-en-Provence, France campus. We realize many institutions have outright canceled fall program options for their students. And while we understand the need to make these decisions well in advance, our hope is that we may still be able to salvage a fall semester abroad opportunity for those students who seek one. In the current climate, the only thing we can control are academic calendars, deadlines, and refund policies, and below you will find the related updates for the fall 2020 calendar:

Fall 2020 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Wednesday, September 23
 Arrival  Saturday, September 26
 Orientation  Monday, September 28
 Classes Begin  Tuesday, September 29
 Orientation Study Trip  Saturday, October 3
 Mid-Semester Exams  Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 6
 Fall Break  Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, November 15
 Last Day of Class  Tuesday, December 15
 Final Exams  Wednesday, December 16 - Friday, December 18
 Departure  Saturday, December 19

*Marchutz Core Arts students- Please note that a required field study to Giverny is scheduled from October 23 - 28, and a required field study to Paris is scheduled November 18 - 22.  

Spring 2021 Semester

 Early Start Program Arrival (optional)  Monday, February 1
 Arrival  Monday, February 8
 Orientation  Tuesday, February 9
 Classes Begin  Wednesday, February 10
 Orientation Study Trip  Saturday, February 13
 Last Day of Class  Monday, May 3
 Final Exams  Tuesday, May 4 - Friday, May 7
 Departure  Saturday, May 8

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