Provence: an AIXcellent time Past Review

By (Communication Management & Design, Ithaca College) 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?

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

a decent amount

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

helped with personal issues, etc

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

pizza capri! the best and cheapest pizza around!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

the weekend excursion to Cannes, Nice, and Monte Carlo

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:


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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? to complete the Visa process, you have to buy an OFII stamp and it was at least 50 euros.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Advanced
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Host family

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
  • Hostel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans