Who Can Apply?
Students who have taken, or are currently taking, FRE 1027, 107, or 108, who have scored, or are expected to score, top grades in these courses, who would like to take a big step forward in their French language skills this summer AND who envisage pursuing one of the Department’s programs (certificate or concentration) are invited to apply for admission to FRE207F, Accelerated Summer Study in France.
What Is FRE 207F?
IS Aix-en-Provence is housed in a former private mansion, located close to the town center “vieille ville”, with its cobbled streets, numerous fountains, thriving markets and vibrant café life. Once the capital of old Provence, Aix is one of the most beautiful towns in the South of France, which has retained much of its typical “Provençal ” ambiance. It is also a cosmopolitan city of art and culture, which offers an amazing array of activities, and hosts a lively student community, with over 30,000 students. Visit www.is-aix.com to see more of the Institute and its surroundings.
Circled by the hills immortalized by Cézanne’s paintings, Aix is well connected to many places of natural, cultural, and historical interest. Marseille and the beautiful “Calanques” of Cassis (rocky sea inlets) are only 30 minutes away, Avignon, Arles and the picturesque villages of Luberon can be reached in less than one hour and the Riviera in less than two. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) links Aix to Paris in 2 hours and 40 minutes, and Marseille’s international airport is only 30 minutes away.
How to Apply
Applications for the Aix-en-Provence program must be completed in the Global Programs System (GPS) by the final deadline of February 8, 2018 (gps.princeton.edu). Early application is strongly encouraged and starts on December 11th, 2017. Interviews will start before the end of the deadline. They will take place in two rounds, the first one in January 2018, and the second one in February 2018. Final date for interviews is February 21st, 2018.
Please have your resume and required essay ready to upload into GPS in .pdf format. You will also download and print the “French Instructor Recommendation Form” from the GPS system. Please complete the top portion of the form and give it to your current French Instructor or last French instructor, who will return it to you in a sealed, signed envelope.
Submit your completed French Instructor Recommendation Form in the sealed envelope to Kathy Varra in the Department of French and Italian main office in 303 East Pyne Building no later than February 8th at 3:00 p.m.
Once you have completed your application in GPS and handed in your form to Kathy Varra, you may schedule an interview by logging in to https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/login.page.php, using firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to see the calendar of appointments, which will be available in early January 2018. Please call Kathy Varra at 8-4502 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulties or questions regarding your application.
The selection of participants will be announced by early March and those selected will then need to attend a pre-departure meeting, where they will be provided with information to prepare them for the program.
Bonne chance…Et bon travail!