Institute for American Universities (IAU) College
IAU College is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs in Europe.
It provides students with academic programs of intellectual substance and international
focus in the fertile foreign setting of southern France for a year, a semester or
summer. Any student open to learning and willing to grow will return home transformed-changed
for the better in unexpected ways. Founded in 1957 IAU has served as an academic center
for more than 700 North American colleges and universities, and continues to make
study in France available to students who recognize the life-long value of living
in and exploring a culture other than their own.
There are two programs available to students through IAU.
- The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is designed for liberal arts majors with beginning to advanced French language skills.
All levels of French language and literature courses are offered, along with a variety
of liberal arts courses taught in English or in French. Additionally, a French Honors Program is available for French Majors or students with a demonstrated advanced level
- Marchutz School of Fine Art is an internationally known painting school in the south of France that takes an
interdisciplinary and holistic approach to art education. Students take an art criticism
seminar along with painting and drawing courses taught in English. These students
are strongly encouraged to take a French language course at the Aix Center in addition
to these courses. Field trips to Paris and Giverny during the fall semester, and Venice
during the spring semester are included in this program.
Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English & French
Housing: Host Families
Dates: Fall, Spring, and Academic Year
Eligible Participants: Sophomores; Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Academic Year and Fall: March 1
- Spring: October 15
Estimated Cost: Humanities & French Honors Program Budget
School of Fine Arts Budget
IAU website: www.iaufrance.org
Application: Submit an application and a copy of your transcripts to the Office of International Education