Application Process


Applicants must:

  • have completed or will be enrolled in FRE 102-7, 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 2nd, 2022

*Early application is strongly encouraged and begins on November 24th, 2021.

Interviews will start in early December 2021, before the end of the application deadline. Please note that in order to secure an interview, you must have a completed application. The final date for interviews will be February 2nd, 2022.

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 (
  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. Please then schedule an interview by logging in to WASE, using Christine Sagnier (csagnier) or Murielle Perrier (mperrier) to see the calendar of appointments, which will be available in early December 2021. 
    Please note that in order to secure an interview, you must have a completed application.

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

The selection of participants will be announced in early February 2022, 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. The program will comply with policies related to COVID-19, in alignment with federal, state, and university policies, as well as local public health rules. Information may change and additional meetings and updates may be necessary.

Program Fee

The Program Fee for 2022 is $3,325. This fee covers tuition, single-room homestay accommodation (breakfast and dinner included), and all cultural activities (such as museum visits or study trips) that are an integral part of the academic curriculum. Passport and visa expenses, lunch, travel 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!