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 achieved all of my goals and learned and accomplished more than I expected. I was fully immersed in French language and culture which allowed me to achieve a level of proficiency that I feel is otherwise challenging to attain considering the limitations of classroom learning. I developed a greater familiarity with French syste... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My french is so much better after this program. I had a great time, academically and socially. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Aix En Vacances
I learned that I'm capable of living in France as an independent - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became so much more confident and comfortable with myself, and I gained so much global perspective. This has been an invaluable experience for me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! Took a break from Wellesley stress, made new friends, improved my French. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! I not only learned about French culture and customs, I also learned so much about myself and grew as a person in so many ways. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. My French speaking and listening skills improved vastly, and I gained a level of confidence which I hadn't really had before. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I truly believe that applying to be a part of this program was the best decision that I have made thus far in my life. Everyone told me that I would change, grow, and learn so much during my 9 months abroad. I agreed but I had no idea in which ways that would happen. Now, I know myself (and the world) so much better than I ever ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Sunny And Yummy!
It was definitely worthwhile. I feel more independent and mature for having navigated a foreign country for 5 months. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
great - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My comprehension improved greatly, as did my confidence in speaking. I also was able to read a lot, which helped to improve overall comprehension-although it took a lot longer to complete my reading. VERY worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Improved my French skills, met lots of cool people, learned a ton, traveled a ton, had a great time - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes! Living with a host family was the best experience. I learned other ways of living and my French really really got better. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained language skills, knowledge, and deep connections to a wonderful place. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I'm much better at French, more independent and happy. It was absolutely worth it. - Haverford College View Entire Review
I learned how to become almost completely self sufficient and gained a greater knowledge of the French language and culture. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I realized while being abroad that I was not really exposed to conversational French in my past 8 years of studying the language, and I improved in that area. My experience was extremely worthwhile and I can't wait to return to France to work/study. - Columbia University View Entire Review
Past Review Grew As A Person
I learned how I wanted to live life. I learned how to relax and I learned a bit of French along the way. - Williams College View Entire Review
Past Review Wellesley In Aix
My language improved. I learned about traveling alone and about visiting other cultures. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix
I gained not only language skills, but confidence in myself and independence. I really pushed the boundaries of what I was comfortable with, and now I feel empowered to pursue all sorts of opportunities I may not have considered before. It was completely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about French literature and authors that I enjoy reading. This experience was worthwhile but I did not get as much appreciation for the French culture out of it as I had expected. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was challenged in ways I wasn't otherwise at Wellesley: by language barriers, cultural barriers, travel logistics, safety concerns, social challenges, time zones, and scheduling. All of these challenges forced me to grow and mature much faster than I otherwise would during a semester at Wellesley. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained more confidence in my language skills, was able to make friends in classes and a connection with my host family, and was able to travel around Europe. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My French improved immensely, I learned and incredible amount about French culture and "la France", I became more independent, and I got to live in Europe for 6 months. It was totally worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I made so many new friends I would've never made around Europe if I stayed home. I loved exploring the foods and cultures of all these European places I"ve only read about on the Internet. It was truly the best experience of my life! - 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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