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- Institute for American Universities (IAU): The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France
Institute for American Universities (IAU): The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France
- Location(s): Aix-en-Provence, France
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research
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Students spend a summer, semester or academic year at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, a part of the Institute for American Universities (IAU) in Aix-en-Provence, France. Students have access to courses in the fine arts, art history, creative wri... read more
I'd been abroad before for months at a time, but it was in France that I felt most integrated with the local language and culture. Kate B - College of Charleston View Entire Review
- lifelong friends - a fresh perspective - studio art experience - philosophy on life Samuel J - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
This experience showed me that by delving deeply into new and different things, it is only inevitable to gain a deeper understanding of oneself. I feel as though before my study abroad, I didn't know how to fully learn or to appreciate the way that I do now. I was never able to focus, to take the time to let a book or a painti... Andi W - Pennsylvania State University - University Park View Entire Review
I learned so much about art and how to see the world. I gained independence, saw the world in a whole new light, and learned more than I ever thought I would. The best 5 months of my life. Maddison P - Denison University View Entire Review
Yes, I learned how to interact in a culture I wasn't very fmailiar in and I learned to be much more independent. Clarissa H - Harvard University View Entire Review
I participated in IAU's Marchutz School painting program, and found the experience extremely worthwhile. We painted in the landscape, participated in weekly seminars, and were taken on three field-study trips to better understand the surrounding artistic history and influence. We visited and painted in the same regions that Ceza... julia.montepagani - The Art Students League of New York View Entire Review
I loved my experience and I gained a great connection with my host family and abroad friends! Would I chose it again? I would say "yes" because of all the good experiences that I wouldn't want to miss. However if I were to go abroad again for a second time, I would search for a program with a larger variety of art courses and mo... Brittany B - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned how to see color and my oil painting ability increased dramatically. It was definitely worthwhile and I would go back if I had the chance! adelaide.cole - Carnegie Mellon University View Entire Review
An entirely new perspective of the world Lauren S - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Marchutz changed my life. I've always liked art, but never had the opportunity to pursue it. Now I have the courage and confidence to be an artist. This study abroad experience will expose your weaknesses and your strengths. I learned to make decisions for myself. I learned how to be responsible and how to take it easy. I realiz... Margaret E - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
The mission of the Marchutz School is to help students who wish to study art in France sharpen their visual perceptions of the world around them, decipher their emotional responses to these perceptions, and through an holistic (studio, historical, and critical) discipline, relate their discoveries to an intensive investigation of the nature and aim of art.
The goals of the program are to provide opportunities for the student to:
- Develop her/his capacity to see
- Develop a holistic approach to the study of art and art making
- Combine studio art production with liberal arts disciplines
- Enhance awareness of the relationship between perception and imagination
- Develop an historical and critical sense so that self-expression is linked to a larger tradition
- Formulate an integrative relationship between knowledge and intuition, perception and concept, self-expression and global awareness
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- French Language, Literature
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Arts Management, Entertainment Management
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships
This is a merit-based scholarship available to students with outstanding academic achievement. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,500.
Up to $2,500
IAU College’s Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all IAU students and the excellence of IAU College. Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.
Up to $2,000
IAU College offers an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Constantin Christofides, retired Distinguished Professor of Humanities at IAU College. This is a merit-based scholarship available to semester and summer students majoring in art or art history. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.
Up to $1,000
IAU offers two merit-based scholarships per semester and one per summer to students majoring in political science, international relations or global studies. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $2,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $1,000.
Up to $2,000
IAU offers a $1,000 grant in honor of Dr. Herbert Maza, co-founder and first President of IAU, to qualified students who enroll for an academic year (two full semesters). The $1,000 scholarship will be applied against the student’s spring semester invoice. Depending on the billing arrangement IAU has with the student’s home institution, IAU will either credit the student’s spring semester invoice or provide the student with a check for $1,000 on-site. All students who spend a semester in Aix and maintain a 3.0 IAU GPA after their first semester will automatically qualify to receive the grant.
Up to $1,000
IAU College’s Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $5,000 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $2,500.
Up to $5,000
In honor of Amos Booth, esteemed teacher, director, and second President of IAU College, IAU offers a merit-based scholarship to eligible semester students who have been accepted into the French Honors Program. Students applying for this scholarship should have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $1,500 each semester. Summer recipients receive up to $500.
Up to $1,500