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 March 31, 2021

*Early application opens December 17, 2020, and is strongly encouraged.

To apply:

  1. Upload your resume  to GPS in .pdf format
  2. In addition to the questionnaires and forms in GPS, be sure to complete the required essay document in GPS.
  3. 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 Professor to write a letter to assess their level and/or have their Director of Studies write a letter containing a  small 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 Professor and Director of Studies should email their letters directly to Kathy Varra ( or Kelly Eggers (
  4. Students must schedule an interview, in WASE, with Christine Sagnier (csagnier), or Murielle Perrier (mperrier). 
    It is not necessary for students to have completed the application prior to their interviews.

The selection of participants will be announced by early April 2021.

Contact Kathy Varra ( or Kelly Eggers ( with any application-related questions.

Program Fee

All instructional costs and scheduled cultural activities related to course contents are included in the 2021 fee of  $2000.  

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!