The Institute for American Universities is located in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France. With a population of 130,000, Aix is one of the major university, legal, and cultural centers of France. Its lovely winding streets and sunny squares, lined with churches, cafes, and theaters, have captured the attention of many artists. Aix has easy access to Paris, Geneva, London, and other major European cities. The Institute for American Universities, chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York, was founded in 1957 under the auspices of the Université d'Aix-Marseille, and is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs in Europe.
Students may choose 1, 2, or 3 classes (up to 9 credits) from any of the following summer sessions.
Session A - students may choose 1 or 2 courses///Classes in English: International Intercultural Management and France During the Occupation, 1939-1945 Classes in French: Archaeology of Ancient Provence, Francophone Literature, Provence in Literature and Movies///French Language Classes: Beginning French I & II, Intermediate French I & II, Advanced French I & II
Session B - students may choose 1 course from Session B or Session C///Classes in English: Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience and Sculpture. French Language Classes as listed in Session A
Session C - students may choose 1 course///Classes in English: Photography, Environment and Community: Installation. French Language Classes as listed in Session A with the addition of France Today.
A traditional six week summer term at Aix and Marchutz, including the French Honors Program, Two three-week sessions of intensive French language (all levels) Students will take one course for 3 credits. Those in the traditional six-week program can enroll in either the first or second session, for a total of 9 credits during the 6 weeks OR students can simply enroll in either or both three-week sessions (for a total of 3 or 6 credits).
Two three-week sessions of supplemental fine art courses including sculpture, creative writing, and photography. Marchutz or Aix students can also choose to enroll in one of these courses during the first or second three-week offering (during their six-week program at Aix or Marchutz), again, for a total of 9 credits. Unlike the intensive French courses, students will not be allowed to enroll in just the three-week supplemental art courses.
Students will also be allowed to take one course during the six week program, plus one or two of the three-week course options (whether in French and/or the supplemental art courses.)