University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2024: Aix-en-Provence - French program

Program Dates January 16, 2024 - May 04, 2024
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 10-13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.

France Program Interest Meeting

Put your French skills to use and immerse into local culture while gaining the hands-on experience that employers value! The program in Aix-en-Provence allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such art, art history, business, communication, education, journalism, history, museum studies, sustainability, tourism, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement as part of your studies abroad.

Internships are credit-bearing and available for an additional cost of $300 to suitable applicants. Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume--see samples downloadable at the bottom of this page). Students should be specific in their cover letter about the type of internship and host organization they are seeking so that the best possible match can be made, commensurate with the student's French language skills and the host organization's needs. Possible work areas could include finance, public relations, communication, social media content, journalism, and others. Although specific placements are not guaranteed, students go through an individualized placement process with the end result being a placement that best aligns to their goals. Students who opt for an internship enroll in a 3-credit course and should be prepared to intern for approximately 15 hours per week for eight weeks during the semester. Please refer to the internship guide and syllabus at the bottom of this page for more details about the placement process and general expectations.

The program fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from U.S. airports. The program officially begins in Aix-en-Provence. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Prior to departure, students will be given instructions regarding pick-up at the airport in Marseille, France.

Before departure, students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for France and should budget approximately $350 for this process. Students will receive guidance on visa procedures from CEA but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

Important: CEA requires that students have already completed 1 full year as a registered college/university student at the time of their application to the internship program (students who apply during their freshman year are not eligible to participate in an internship if they study abroad during their sophomore year). Additionally, 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged when applying for internships.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ART 180-071: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 110 Photography
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
BUAD 364-071: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS/FRE 341 International Internship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
ECON 342-070: Studies in International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 301 International Economics and the European Union
ENSC 102-070: Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ES 201 Principles of Environmental Science in Society
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Math/Science Breadth
FREN 355-071: Special Topics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE/LIT 362 - Women and the Mediterranean: From Myth to Modernity
FREN 376-070: Introduction to French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FLM/FRE 356 - France as Seen Through its Movies, The 1980s to Today
FREN 376-070: Introduction to French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 306 - Cross-cultural Studies in Food and Culture
FREN 403-070: Structure of French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE/LING 412 - Contemporary French: The Linguistics of Everyday Language
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 405-070: Translation and Stylistics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE 402 - Translation and Structure II: From Colloquial to Literature
FREN 455-070: Selected Authors, Works and Themes (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE/LIT 414 - France and Francophone Literature, a Dialogue
FREN 476-072: Topics in French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE/LIT 411 - Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context
HIST 352-070: Europe, 1945 to the Present (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 303 France and Europe in the Cold War
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 309-070: Political Culture By Country (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FRE/POL 376 Contemporary French Identities
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 339-073: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POL 307 The European Union: Integration, Enlargement, Unity
POSC 350-070: Politics and the Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POL/ES 309 Global Environmental Politics
POSC 362-072: Diplomacy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IR 305 US Diplomacy in an Age of Change: Case Studies and Practical Exercises
POSC 377-070: Arab-Israeli Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POL/IR 318 Palestinian Israeli Conflict
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 410-070: Islam in Global Affairs (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS/SOC 304 Muslim Presence in Europe
UNIV 373-042: Study Abroad - Aix-en-Provence (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$12,950.00$12,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $19,970.00$31,790.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Deborah Steinberger
Faculty Director
Foreign Languages and Literatures
205 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Desirae Wright
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE, 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2023
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2023

Interest Meetings:
09/12/2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM,

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.