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 February 7, 2020Early application is strongly encouraged and begins on December 2, 2019.

To apply:

  1. Upload your resume and required essay to GPS in .pdf format
  2. Download and print the “French Instructor Recommendation Form” from GPS.  Complete the top portion of the form and give it to your current French instructor or your last French instructor, who will return it to you in a sealed, signed envelope
  3. Submit the completed, sealed “French Instructor Recommendation Form” to Kathy Varra in the Department of French and Italian main office (303 East Pyne) no later than February 7th at 3:00 p.m.
  4. 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 WASE,  and entering either csagnier or mperrier to access the calendar of appointments, which will be available in early January 2020.

Interviews will start before the end of the deadline. They will take place in two rounds, the first in January 2020 and the second in February 2020. The final date for interviews is February 14, 2020.

The selection of participants will be announced by February 25, 2020. Selected students will be required to attend a pre-departure meeting, where they will be provided with information to prepare them for the program.

Please email or call Kathy Varra at (609) 258-4502 if you have any difficulties or questions regarding your application.

Program Fee

The fee for 2020 is $3,000 and covers all instructional costs, housing (homestay), breakfast and dinner, as well as all scheduled cultural activities related to course contents. Students are responsible for airfare (roundtrip travel), train and other travel expenses, and personal expenses (including meals other than breakfast and dinner). 

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. Students in need of support, irrespective of aid status, may also apply for a grant from the Fred Fox ’39 Fund. Deadlines for these funding sources may be earlier than departmental decisions on admission to the course.

Bonne chance… Et bon travail!