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The American University Center of Provence (AUCP) was a private French institution of higher learning offering advanced French immersion study abroad programs in the South of France — Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France, from 1994 to 2016.

In a study abroad landscape dominated by English-speaking programs catering to student-client comforts, the AUCP set itself apart in both vision and practice. Rigorous coursework assured by French university faculty found its educational complement in the innovative immersion strategies of French Practicum, enabling students to learn and grow in their French and intercultural skills, while living with and like the French. The AUCP leaves a legacy of rich and lasting intercultural relationships bridging worlds of difference at home and abroad.


Studying abroad and learning French in France with the AUCP was challenging, but it was also fun! Life in the south of France is beautiful, sunny and light-hearted. AUCP students had new places to discover, French friends to meet, different customs to be intrigued by, activities to share, and amazingly fresh French cuisine to discover and taste.

AUCP – Le Blog painted an impressionist picture of day-to-day life at the AUCP. With posts as our brushstrokes, we have shared with you the rich diversity of the AUCP experience: both structured program elements and serendipitious moments we could capture. In addition, Le Blog has provided former students with tips on how to make the most of their study abroad experience with the AUCP.