CEA Aix-en-Provence

Voted by the French as “the most desired French town to live in,” this idyllic university town has much to offer students who want to be immersed in French language and culture in and out of the classroom. Cafes, theatres, festivals, and outdoor concerts can be enjoyed along with a wide range of subjects at one of CEA’s partner institutions. Classes are available in French or English, depending on student proficiency. Excursions to historic sites in southern France are included. Volunteer opportunities available.

CEA Aix-en-Provence, France: Fall, Spring, Summer and Year (Fall & Spring) terms. Study in a small quaint, urban town that draws in students and artists from around the world and whose beauty inspired Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Courses are taught in English and French. Choose from French language, humanities, social sciences, business and fine arts. Internships are available. Cultural actives and excursions are included. Housing is either an apartment, homestay or shared studio. 





Academic Description: 
You can choose from French language, humanities, social sciences, business, and fine arts classes while studying through this program. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Arts and Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
History of Art & Architecture
International Studies
Political Science
Studio Arts
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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