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University of Arizona–College of Humanities Study Abroad Program for Adult Learners–2018

Join UA College of Humanities Dean A-P Durand, a native of Provence, and Humanities Seminars Program Director Malcolm Compitello on this inaugural study abroad program for adult learners.


Institute for American Universities
Aix-en-Provence, France
April 14 - 24, 2018

Program Fee Per Participant:

  • Option 1: $4,975 (Individual Room)
  • Option 2: $4,475 (Double Room)
  • Option 3: $2,975 (Without Lodging)
Program fees include hotel accommodations (options 1+2), continental breakfast every day (options 1+2), three group lunches, one evening meal, transportation, entrances to all scheduled cultural activities (unless otherwise noted), access to IAU facilities, and 24/7 emergency support.

Passport and visa fees (if applicable), transatlantic airfare, meals not listed above, international insurance, and airport transfers are not included in the program fees.

Registration & Program Deposit:

Complete the IAU Registration Form and submit your $500 initial deposit to IAU on or before January 5, 2018.


Note that you will need to make multiple payments per person: Two to IAU (deposit and remaining balance) and one to the College of Humanities through the UA Foundation. 

To make a payment to IAU via credit card, visit the IAU Payment Portal, select "Other Payment," and in the description list write, "UA COH Adult Study Abroad 2018." Proceed through the payment steps. You will do this to make the initial $500 deposit and then again for the remaining balance if you choose to pay via credit card. A list of all IAU payment options can be found here

Follow this link to make your $250 donation to the UA Foundation that will go toward the Humanities Seminars Program and the College of Humanities. Please note that this is separate from the IAU payments. 

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here

For any additional inquiries, please contact William Hoffacker (520-626-5711) or Arianna Zabriskie (800-221-2051).

Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.

To view the faculty biographies, please click here.

Saturday, April 14
Check-in at Hôtel Aquabella

2 Rue des Étuves, 
13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Sunday, April 15
Free Day and Welcome Apéritif on IAU campus

Evening: Lecture Seminar 1 - "American Diplomacy in Action" with Professor Mietek Boduszynski, IAU Resident Fellow and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College
Suggested Reading: "Can Jim Mattis Hold the Line in Trump's 'War Cabinet'"
Suggested Reading: "A Saudi Prince's Quest to Remake the Middle East"
Suggested Reading: "Dismantling the Foreign Service"

Monday, April 16
Morning: "Emile Zola’s Aix-en-Provence – The Second Empire and Aix in the Mid-Nineteenth Century" with Dr. Leigh Smith, Dean of IAU. Lecture given as a walking tour of Aix-en-Provence followed by lunch with IAU faculty and staff.
Afternoon: Lecture Seminar 2 - "Practical French Language & Culture" with Professor Estelle Roger-Fix, Professor and French Language Coordinator, and Professor Laetitia Esteve, Professor of French
Evening: Free
Suggested Reading: Emile Zola

Tuesday, April 17
Morning and Afternoon: Visit Glanum, Van Gogh's Hospital, and Arles with Dr. Guillaume Durand, Assistant Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Evening: Free
Suggested Reading: Roman Provence
*Also applicable to the Pont du Gard, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence visits. 

Wednesday, April 18
Free day and evening

Thursday, April 19
All day: Visit the Pont du GardAvignon, and Palais des Papes with Dr. Charles Potter, Professor of History
Evening: Free

Friday, April 20
Morning: Visit the Atelier Cézanne, the Route du Tholonet (Route de Cezanne), and le Chateau Noir 
Lunch catered at the Atelier Marchutz.
Afternoon: Lecture Seminar 3 - "Cézanne’s Legacy in Aix-en-Provence" and Les Lauves (Cezanne's Late Mt. St. Victoire motif) with Professor Alan Roberts, Dean of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts. 
Evening: Free
Suggested Reading: Paul Cézanne by John Rewald
*Available on Amazon for purchase

Saturday, April 21
Morning: Lecture Seminar 4 - "An Overview of Wine in Provence" with Professor Amy Mumma, Director of the Global Wine Studies Program
Afternoon: Visit to Chateau Virant including tour and tasting
Evening: Free

Sunday, April 22
All day: Visit Marseille followed by a bouillabaisse lunch at Chez Fonfon and an afternoon boat tour of the Calanques with Prof. Pamela Morton, Professor of Art History
Evening: Free or for an optional and extra cost: Professional Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 soccer game vs. Lille OSC

Monday, April 23
Morning & Evening: Free
Afternoon: Farewell Lunch

Tuesday, April 24
Checkout and departure

Suggested Films: