"Aix-en-Provence: A Positive Change in Lifestyle" Past Review

By (International Business, Bryant University) for

Institute for American Universities (IAU): The School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Aix-en-Provence, France

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Studying abroad has definitely made me want to pursue international opportunities in my future career.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Teaching methods were usually the same compared to Bryant. The workload was less and they give less assignments that are weighted more (typically).

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Program size: small Knowledge about host country: High Teacher and on-site administration accessibility: Moderate Expectations were met.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Host families usually asked if there were a few foods you really did not like or were allergic to in the beginning.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The excursions arranged by the program were GREAT! We traveled so much throughout the south of France and every trip was amazing.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The city is very, very safe. I never felt in danger or scared walking by myself or with a group at night or during the day.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the town of Aix-en-Provence
  • the excursions included in the program
* What could be improved?
  • Administration at French institution