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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider: CSU International Programs Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing Eligibility: Graduate, Junior 60+, Sophomore 30+ Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Field(s) of Study: French Financial Aid: California Aid, Federal Aid, Grants (if applicable), Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Prerequisite: 1+ term college-level French
Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit
Program Description:
Aix-en-Provence I Aix-en-Provence II

France: Language & Culture at Aix-Marseille Université

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.

Program Highlights

City: Aix-en-Provence is a historic city, dating back to Roman times but still vibrant with modern art and music festivals.

University: Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the largest university in the French speaking world. AMU has produced many notable alumni in the fields of law, politics, business, economics, and literature and welcomes students from over 128 different countries.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English, French

Special Notes: Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course prerequisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. Please contact your IP Coordinator for details.

About Aix-Marseille Université

One of the largest French-speaking universities in the world, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) is a hub of teaching and cultural exchange in the South of France. AMU has partnerships with universities all over the world, welcoming 10,000 international students each year to learn French and study full-time. This program is administered by a Resident Director (who is a CSU faculty member) and full-time local staff. Students attend Service Universitaire Français Langue Etrangèr (SUFLE) at Aix-Marseille Université.

The France: Language and Culture program provides students with the opportunity to maximize their knowledge of the French language by participating in special instructional programs for non-native speakers. The program begins with a three-week intensive Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in the late summer. During the PLP, general language skills are reviewed and developed during morning sessions, with the emphasis being placed on speaking skills. Afternoon workshops are offered on culture, history, and politics. Classes and workshops are designed to help students adjust to living and studying in France.

During the fall and spring semesters, students take courses arranged by SUFLE and concentrate their studies on French language. Depending on the results of a language placement exam, students may have a variety of electives to choose from in subjects such as literature, art, music, cinema, history, and politics. CSU students do not typically take courses in the regular university departments, although students with sufficient French language skills may qualify to do so. For graduate level credit, students must enroll in regular university department courses.

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.