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
Based on 22 Reviews
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I learned a lot about myself, and different European cultures. I can say that I am much more comfortable being alone, travelling alone, and talking to others. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained valuable insight into other cultures, which was very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile. The complete immersion we have here really helps to work on your French. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained more than I can possibly write in this little box!! Language skills, new friends, confidence, independence, self-care and mental health skills, a renewal in my religious faith, lots of recipes...I had the best year of my life here, and I know I'm a different person now than the one I was going in. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This experience was incredibly worthwhile. It helped me think more deeply about France and French culture, and how I fit into it as an American of Asian descent. I met some wonderful people: French, American, Polish, Guinean... the list goes on! I have made lifelong friends and gained a deeper understanding of and interest in th... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself. I met some incredible people. I still cannot put into words how dramatically my perspective has transformed and how much I feel I have grown - personally, academically, professionally. While it was undeniably exhausting at times, I am endlessly grateful to have had the opportunity to live and stud... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How to travel alone and be more responsible and independent and rely on myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned how to talk about politics in French; wasn't necessarily worthwhile but was at least something new - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes it was great, I loved France - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Everything! I grew and changed so incredibly much, yet I have no words to describe it. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Life lessons, real world experience, cultural differences - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained independence, incredible friends, and vastly improved my language fluency, which was my primary goal. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was the best experience in my college life. I would do it over and over if I could. I learnt to step out of my small bubble and see the world in a bigger picture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to cook, so it is good. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Wellesley In Aix
My French improved dramatically, which was my main reason for studying abroad, and I learned a lot about how race and other cultures are viewed in Europe. It was absolutely worthwhile because of, as I said, my wonderful host family. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained personal lessons. Yes, it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be alone, and how to communicate fluently in a different culture and country. There are so many cultural differences between France and the US that I had to learn to negotiate. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I'm pretty adaptable to whatever circumstances I'm in, but that I'm not invincible and am prone to depression. I'm not sure if it was worthwhile yet. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and my tendencies and how I live by myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I can handle scary situations on my own. I handled health issues, being stalked and harassed, meeting people in a foreign language, international travel, etc. I'm really proud of myself and it was definitely worthwhile. Study abroad for me wasn't about having the most fun time, it was about gaining life experien... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Missing France
I learned how to be more independent and improved my french. So yes it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Lots of language learned, how to be assertive, confidence in social situations. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It became more of a time to reflect on what I have been doing at home - Wellesley College View Entire Review
GO ABROAD!! You learn so much about yourself and others. You learn how to be more independent, make decisions, and to just enjoy. It is hard to put into words how much I loved my experience (despite complications with administration) because it's really up to each person to craft their own experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think I grew up a bit more. It opened my eyes to different cultures and environments. It was extremely worthwhile. - 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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