Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

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Wellesley-in-Aix is  located in Aix-en-Provence a lively, charming city of 145,000 inhabitants located in southern France within easy distance of the Mediterranean coast and France's second largest metropolis, Marseille.  Home to Aix-Marseille Uni... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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A second family, great friends, an international perspective - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 12, 2018 Learning Abroad
I improved my language skills significantly, learned how to adapt to a different living situation and be more understanding of cultural differences, and learned more about the French way of life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to navigate a foreign country whilst speaking a foreign language. To add on to that, I learned how to express myself and find myself in a language that I was not comfortable in - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about another culture and my language skills improved. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a new language and the challenges of trying to express yourself when you are speaking a foreign language. I feel like my speaking capabilities not only in French but also in English have improved, and my classes even come more easily to me now since they're no longer in French. It was totally worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned lots about French culture and how I interact with cultures that are very different than mine. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
November 07, 2017 Un Sejour Inoubliable
Yes, definitely learned tons and gained new perspectives. 100% worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 05, 2017 Great Experience
Wow, everything I gained cannot be quantified. I learned so much about myself, about French culture, American culture, the world, the French language, the English language. It was really unlike anything else I've done. - Colby College View Entire Review
August 15, 2017 Adventure
some of it was - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I drastically improved my French speaking and comprehension skills, and got to explore various corners of Aix, France, and Europe with incredible people who I know I'll be friends with for the rest of my life. - Colby College View Entire Review
July 17, 2017 Amazing Experience
Yes! I improved tremendously in my French skills and got the chance to immerse myself in the culture. Definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Great experience. I improved my French so much, made new friends, traveled a lot, and learned about a different university system! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a new culture and became much more fluent in the language. Very worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got really good at French and tested out what a life in France would be like. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 12, 2018 Aixperience
The main thing I have learned is to not take life seriously. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Big question. Woah. It was a good experience to expand my comfort zone, Aix was beautiful, and my French improved so much. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worth while. I gained fluency in a language that I had been studying and struggling to master for a long time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 07, 2018 A Chance To (Aix)Hale
I'm so happy to have had the chance to go abroad and finally put my language skills to the test! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My French speaking skills improved tremendously. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 06, 2017 Wellesley In Aix
My French language skills and my knowledge of French cultural attitudes greatly improved. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
- Colby College View Entire Review
August 14, 2017 Whatever I Made It.
Definitely worthwhile. I learned to be more independent. - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
July 21, 2017 A Year In Provence
This experience was definitely worthwhile. I knew it was important to me to improve my French to fluency, and that the best way to do that was to practice it every day by going to France for as long as possible. What I was not prepared for was how I would evolve over this year. I can't say everyone will feel the same way as I do... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained experience speaking and writing in French. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Understanding of another culture, particularly political views, and systems, a new level of capability in the language, and a unique look into how we learn language as children and adults. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Wellesley-in-Aix is  located in Aix-en-Provence a lively, charming city of 145,000 inhabitants located in southern France within easy distance of the Mediterranean coast and France's second largest metropolis, Marseille.  Home to Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the largest public university in France, Aix has a significant student population, including numerous international students enrolled at AMU and the Institute of Political Science also know as Sciences Po.  Wellesley-in-Aix is an immersion program designed for students in the humanities and social sciences with solid French skills who wish to increase their mastery of the language and knowledge of French culture via direct enrollment in the French university system and a homestay option.  All courses are in French, and students are expected to communicate in French with WIA staff and other participants.  Fall, Spring & Full-Year sessions are offered and include orientation sessions in Paris and Aix.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language, Literature
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1980
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