IAU, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence that was once a medieval village, is the only study abroad center in the region that offers classes in both French and English. IAU prides itself on the diversity of its course offerings in both languages, which enables students with strong French language ability and those with not so strong language ability to gain access to a study abroad experience. The multiple course offerings allow students to fulfill many of their general education requirements and complete major and minor requirements linked to areas in the humanities, social sciences, education, and the arts. A unique feature is IAU’s degree-granting branch, The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM), offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, and social sciences. Academic year students have the option to roll their courses into a bachelor’s program if they are interested in completing their undergraduate studies with ACM.
- Option to roll courses into a bachelor’s degree (separate application required)
- No previous college experience required
- No language experience required