Interested in pursuing an American degree in France? Learn about options through IAU's degree-granting institution - The American College of the Mediterranean.

Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Passports and Visas

Please note that for all IAU programs to study internationally (and regardless of your country of citizenship), your passport must adhere to the following guidelines: 
  • Must be in good condition (no rips, stains, warped pages, etc.)
  • Expiration date can be no earlier than 6 months after the program departure date, or the end of your stay in the Schengen Area should you choose to travel after the program ends
  • Issued within the past 10 years
  • Contains at least 2 blank pages

Semester and academic-year students holding U.S. passports will need a student visa to study with IAU. Please refer to the Passport and Visa page for your given program for specific details regarding the visa application process. 

IAU will provide the necessary documentation needed to prove you will be a student abroad, but the remaining application and materials to receive a visa are the responsibility of the student. 

Non-U.S. Citizens

Before arrival abroad, non-U.S. citizens must check visa requirements of countries to be visited and obtain visas necessary for travel to these countries. Students with passports to the following countries are not required to apply for a long-stay student visa to study in most of IAU's program locations: Switzerland, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.  

For citizens of any other country, visit your country's French, Spanish, Italian, or Moroccan consulate website to determine the visa requirements. The visa process for non-U.S. citizens may take much longer than that of U.S. citizens so please begin the application process as soon as possible or you risk not receiving your visa on time. If you need a visa, please contact the U.S. Office immediately for assistance.

Beware of fraudulent sites: Visa applicants are advised to be cautious in all dealings with companies that claim to offer assistance in obtaining visas