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Study Abroad - Aix Summer Calendar


IAU's summer programs in Aix-en-Provence offer students a wide range of liberal arts and fine arts courses offered in English or French. Multiple sessions are available starting in mid-May giving students great flexibility when planning their summers. Homestays and field study tours are included.

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.

Summer 2020

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 contingency plans for the upcoming summer term at our Aix-en-Provence, France campus. We realize many institutions have outright canceled summer 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 summer 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 related updates for both terms. The updated Summer 2020 calendar is below:

Session 2020 Dates Duration Credit Load
Session A July 1 - August 9 5.5 weeks 6 credits

Aix-en-Provence 6-credit Summer Program
Arrival Day Wednesday, July 1
Orientation Thursday, July 2
First Day of Classes Friday, July 3
Study Tour Saturday, July 4
Bastille Day - No Classes Tuesday, July 14
Last Day of Classes Thursday, August 6
Final Exams Friday, August 7
Departure to U.S. Sunday, August 9

Summer 2021

Session 2021 Dates Duration Credit Load
Internship May 22 - July 18 8 weeks 6
 A  June 5 - July 18 6 weeks 6 or 9
B June 5 - June 26 3 weeks 3
C June 26 - July 18 3 weeks 3

  Internship Session A Session B Session C
 Arrival Saturday, May 22 Saturday, June 5 Saturday, June 5
Saturday, June 26
 Orientation Monday, May 24
Monday, June 7
Monday, June 7
Monday, June 28
 Classes Begin Tuesday, May 25
Tuesday, June 8 Tuesday, June 8
Tuesday, June 29
Orientation Day-Trip Friday, June 11
Friday, June 11 Friday, June 11
Friday, July 2
 Final Exams  Friday, July 16 Friday, July 16 Friday, June 25 Friday, July 16
 Departure Sunday, July 18 Sunday, July 18 Saturday, June 26 Sunday, July 18