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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It was wonderful. I became fluent in my foreign language, I saw interesting things and met interesting things and fully ENJOYED life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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It was definitely worthwhile. I accomplished all my goals. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I had a fantastic experience abroad, it was everything I'd hoped it would be and more. I had always wanted to go abroad to France, eat french food, make friends from the areas, study there....just be a part of a culture unlike my own. I thought it would be an incredible personal challenge and experience, and I was right. France ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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Yes. French culture taught me to enjoy life instead of just tolerating or surviving it, to see it as an art instead of a task to complete. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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It was. I learned a lot about myself, most of which are things about myself that I'm not willing to share. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I gained so much from the program. Great improvement in French, experience traveling alone, experience in practical things like living on my own, etc. I think I am now much more independent. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I am happy that I studied abroad because I learned a lot about the culture and myself. I feel like I now understand what it feels like to be out of your element and trying to figure everything out. I also feel like I have a better grasp on what multicultural really means. I would recommend study abroad for anyone who wants to... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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It was life-changing and completely worthwhile. I gained confidence in my French speaking abilities, I learned about French history, culture and society through my friendships and classes. I greatly appreciated the architecture and exploring my new surroundings. I became more alert about travel precautions (when someone attempte... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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Yes, I felt it was a really wonderful opportunity to live in a different culture and lifestyle for a year. It allowed me to carefully think about my future plans, away from the pressure-cooker that Wellesley can be at times. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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Though there were slight challenges, I still believe that my study abroad was completely worthwhile and I do not regret a thing. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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I think it was worthwhile, but it could've been a lot better. It is definitely what you make of it, but at times I was so bored in Aix with my classes and just day-to-day life. I very much enjoyed being busy and traveling. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes! Travelling was a dream! I really learned about living with other people, too. Having a roommate in your own apartment and living in your own apartment is really not the same as a dorm. I think I really learned the responsibilities of real life. Culturally, travelling really opened my world, and I loved it! - 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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