Application Process


Applicants must:

  • have completed or will be enrolled in FRE 1027, 107, or 108
  • have scored, or expect to score, top grades in these courses
  • want to take a big step forward in their French language skills this summer
  • envisage pursuing a certificate or concentration in the department

Application Process

Applications for the Aix-en-Provence program must be completed in the Global Programs System (GPS) by the final deadline of December 4th, 2023Please note that NO LATE APPLICATIONS will be accepted.

*Early application is strongly encouraged and begins on November 1st, 2023.

Selection interviews will be from December 8th to 15th of 2023. The selection of participants will be announced in December, shortly after the interviews. Those selected must accept or decline the offer by January 15th of, 2024.

To apply:

  1. In addition to the questionnaire in GPS, please have your resume and required essay ready to upload into GPS.
  2. For students enrolled in our French classes: a recommendation procedure is built directly into GPS. Students will need to enter the faculty member’s full name or net id and then select said faculty member for their current French instructor. The system will send a prompt for the faculty member to complete the recommendation. Students who did not take a class at Princeton should ask their High School teacher to write a letter to assess their level and/or have their Director of Studies write a letter containing a short statement to say whether or not they support the student’s application and say why they do or do not recommend the student. The High School teacher and Director of Studies should email their letters directly to Kathy Varra ([email protected]).
  3. Please complete all items until you have a green check mark next to every item and your Progress Circle is closed.
  4. Once you have completed all requirements, the application submit button will appear. 
  5. Once you have completed your application and submitted it on GPS, you will receive a message after December 4th, 2023, to schedule an appointment on Calendly for the interviews. If you have any questions about the interviews, please contact Dr. Murielle Perrier ([email protected]). 

Please contact Kathy Varra ([email protected] or 609-258-4502) if you have any difficulties or questions regarding your application.

Students selected to participate in the program must attend a pre-departure meeting in late March 2024, where they will be provided with information to prepare them for the program. The program will comply with all regulations and travel guidelines provided by the University.


Tuition: $3500 for a one-credit Princeton course for summer 2024 (including your non-refundable deposit). Room and board will be organized by the program and will include homestay housing as well as daily breakfast and dinner at the homestay. There will be multiple cultural activities and excursions organized by the program. The costs for room and board, as well as for organized cultural activities, will be covered by the program. Passport and visa expenses, lunch, insurance, airfares, transportation to and from Aix-en-Provence, and personal expenses are not included. 

Students on financial aid may apply to the Dean's Fund for Study Abroad to help cover these costs. They may also request a loan from Financial Aid to cover a part of the program budget that may remain unmet. Deadlines for these funding sources may be earlier than departmental decisions on admission to the course.

Bonne chance… Et bon travail!