Study Abroad - Aix Semester CalendarPLEASE NOTE NEW FALL 2020 DATES BELOW
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 during October 29 - November 2, and a required field study to Paris is scheduled November 16 - 21.
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.