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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My French has definitely improved, and that was my goal. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
language fleuncy, freinds, life experiences, met great people - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, but it is hard to quantify or articulate what exactly it was that I learned (other than the language, of course). - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became more independent, responsible, and calm in stressful/new situations. I learned to live completely on my own and navigate a new culture. I learned a lot about the French way of life, and I gained a new perspective on the western world. It was most definitely a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I am now fluent in French, and even better, I know how to communicate with young people- not just talk like a grammatically correct grandmother! - Tufts University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I grew intellectually and personally by a significant amount. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned alot of life lessons from my experience abroad, met life-long friends in the program, and improved my French skills tremendously. For these reasons, not for academic reasons, it was very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was incredibly enriching culturally and my language advanced more than I thought possible. Absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Aix Cellent
Yes, it was worthwhile. I learned to be more independent, find an internship abroad, and manage my budget. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Aix
Yes it was worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Aix Ellent!
Yes, it was definitely a worthwhile experience. I improved my french skills and gained independence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I advanced my written and oral abilities with the French language, and learned how to live on my own in a foreign country. I gained the confidence that I needed to be a success in whatever path that I choose moving forward. View Entire Review
My French improved. I was able to take better notes in class and speak it more fluently. But being an international student, I've already seen the culture and knew what to expect in France, so the experience in Paris and Aix didn't really fascinate me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My French has improved so much. I would not be able to speak as proficiently had I not spent the semester abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening!
It was definitely worth while. I was able to explore Europe for the first time. I loved my host family and will always stay in contact with them. I felt that my French (comprehension, writing, speaking) definitely improved. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how much I appreciate the American university system and overall the American way of life. It was a nice semester to hang out and relax, and it certainly made me appreciate what I left back home, but I would not do it again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think I gained more confidence in my academic potential and more determination to excel in my classes at Wellesley. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained an entirely new perspective on life and the world around me. Living as a foreigner for an entire year was a very valuable life experience that taught me to think in new ways, made me more of a global citizen, and helped me grow into a confident and considerate young adult. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained better language skills, which allowed me to interact with people around me. I experienced a great culture and made lifelong friends that definitely made the experience worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review A Year In Aix
I gained confidence and more independence. I learned so much about the world and myself. I gained language skills and learned more about my interests and what I want out of life. And I met some truly incredible people. It was absolutely, 100% worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The experience made clear that, in order to succeed and gain any kind of personal fulfillment, acceptance and open-mindedness to different cultures and ways of thinking is indispensable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The ability to adapt to new and sometimes scary situations. The ability to communicate with almost everyone in a foreign language with increased fluency and ease. I fell in love with France and want to work/live there when I graduate. Yes it was worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My writing improved dramatically, as did my vocabulary. It was also a great experience to live on my own in an apartment. It was definitely worth it! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
While abroad I decided to change one of my majors to French, although I do not expect to pursue a career in this department. I really came to appreciate the French lifestyle and culture, and the American education system while I was abroad. I loved my experience, loved all the things I saw and new places I got to go. It was a gr... - 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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