CEA: Aix-en-Provence, France

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Spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year in Aix-en-Provence and discover for yourself why the French refer to Aix as the most desirable French city to call home. It may be small, but Aix boasts all the amenities of a larger city, while stil... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 8 Reviews
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everything, I am smarter than I was when I left America, about everything, food, culture, politics, etc. Now I know two languages. I now am a double major of theatre arts and French. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
It was the most stimulating thing I've ever done- I truly had to be independent a lot and I loved it. - Carleton College View Entire Review
It was a life changing experience that I will never forget, and I hope I can go back soon! I met some amazing people and had a great, great time. - Ohio Wesleyan University View Entire Review
YES! I learned so much about myself and about living in another country. It opened so many doors! I also improved my French so much! - Union University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Aix-en-Provence, France
Past Review Aix Is The Best
Living abroad as a young adult is invaluable. I do not think I would be as adaptable, open to new experiences, and able to get along with all sorts of people had I not studied abroad in college. My experience directly impacted my plans for the future-- I am in the middle of getting ready to move overseas to teach English. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
This is helping my decide what I am going to do with my life!! I wouldn't change anything and i love every moment of everyday! - California State University - San Marcos View Entire Review
open, understanding... blah - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
Living in Aix for a semester made me fall even more in love with the French language and culture. I plan to return when life (hopefully) makes it possible again. - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Aix-en-Provence, France
Studying abroad was the highlight of my college career so far. I have now added a French major and am planning to study abroad again. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Absolutely. My experience changed the way I see the world. - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
I learned so much! My French drastically improved as did my understanding of French culture and European culture/politics. I also learned how to be more confident and independent and how to make the most out of life. Going to France helped me realize that I want to continue living and working abroad. I would like to return to F... - Covenant College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Aix-en-Provence, France
My experience has changed my life. I am more independent and I my eyes are open to the different ways of the world. I love that I can speak French, and because of my positive experience in Aix, I am now an English language assistant in Nantes. I just love France so much and I want to be able to spend as much time as possible ... - Westminster College, PA View Entire Review
This experience literally changed my life. I made amazing friends an got to explore a wonderful country while learning a beautiful language. This experience has been a blessing for me in every way possible. - Temple University View Entire Review
I recommend to everyone Studying Abroad. I'm SOOO glad I went. Yes, it costs a little much and the planning can be a little burden, but the goods in life aren't free right? Look at it this way--it's either you have no money and time, or time and no money. THIS IS THE TIME. Money will come later, but time will not. These exp... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
This was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done. Not only did my French improve drastically, but I made some incredible friends and had the opportunity to travel all over Europe and even to Africa. My future plans have not changed, save that I will most definitely be returning to France at some point in my life. I also vow t... - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
This experience (and my subsequent fluency in French) was truly invaluable. The cultural wisdom I learned will be crucial to my ability to work internationally as a physician in public health and medicine. Already, my lingual abilities allowed me to live and complete a medical internship in West Africa this past summer. Study ab... - Colorado State University View Entire Review

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Spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year in Aix-en-Provence and discover for yourself why the French refer to Aix as the most desirable French city to call home. It may be small, but Aix boasts all the amenities of a larger city, while still retaining all of its charm. With a student-centered atmosphere, stunning natural scenery, winding streets lined with cafes and boutiques, and enough festivals, pubs, concerts, and theaters to keep residents busy year-round, it's easy to see what makes Aix the ideal setting in which to hone your French language skills and immerse in local culture. At our partner institution, Aix-Marseille University, you'll attend classes -- taught in French -- with other international students. At Institute for American Universities (IAU), you'll join French and other international students to take liberal arts or studio arts courses to meet your academic, career, and personal interests. Take full advantage of your surroundings through hands-on cultural activities like volunteering and excursions to sites such as Avignon, Arles, and Carmargue.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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CEA Scholarships

For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who wish to study abroad in France and are involved in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural or international issues at their home campus. CEA studying at our sites in Aix-en-Provence, Paris, the French Alps, and the French Riviera are eligible to apply.

$1,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay describing your involvement in co-curricular activities centered on multi-cultural and international issues

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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