On the occasion of our closing, the AUCP has many thank-you’s to extend. After 22 years of commitment to what we proudly consider the establishment of land-mark standards of student learning in international education, it is time to express our profound gratitude to the many, many people and institutions who have contributed each in their way to the documented success of AUCP programs.
Some of our girls have the chance to discover the magnificent city of Fez
What’s planned? Visit of the top cultural places and meetings with some morrocan eminent figures.
In the chaos of the Syrian conflict, one positive event will stand out.
Students of the American University Center of Provence will use the celebration of Thanksgiving to honor and pay tribute to the forgotten but rich Syrian culture.
Qui a dit que le mois de novembre devait être nostalgique et morose ?
Les feuilles se parent de rouge et d’or puis tombent comme pour habiller les rues de couleurs chatoyantes. Les températures, encore douces, laissent présager encore quelques belles journées. C’est enfin et surtout un mois plein de charme qui lance officiellement le compte à rebours avant notre Grand Dîner de Thanksgiving !
Alors avez-vous changé d’avis concernant novembre ? 😉
If you asked our Summer students what their semester with the AUCP in Provence was like, most of them would likely agree that it was both a romantic and productive experience! Here is what they have to say . . .
Ca y est! Exams are over and the semester came to a close. Some are back in the US and some are exploring France and Europe, but before leaving, here are some thoughts they shared about their time abroad in France.
Living with a host family is often cited as AUCP students’ favorite part of their experience abroad. Yet many students are unsure of what to expect of a homestay experience…
Led by ‘Provence Through Literature and Film’ professor Marie-Anne Rossignol, AUCP students visited the wild west of Provence – La Camargue – a Springtime excursion highlighting the history and landscapes described in works by prolific Provençal authors Joseph d’Arbaud and Frédéric Mistral.
Studying abroad with the AUCP in Marseille is a unique and rewarding experience – studies in French and Arabic in a diverse and vibrant city on the Mediterranean, a study tour in Morocco and much more … But don’t take it from us – see what past students have to say about studying abroad at AUCP Marseille.
Good news for late-comers! The AUCP has extended the Fall 2016 application deadline! Applicants now have until April 15th to apply!
Today, we’d like you to meet Colleen, an French & English major from Providence College. The « Meet an AUCP Student » series is part of an on-going series on Le Blog to show you how AUCP students, although they often share a common passion for the French language and culture, each have their own unique way of living with and like the French at the AUCP.
Today, we’d like you to meet Ryan, an French & Interantional Business major from Linfield College who is studying abroad for the entire academic year. The « Meet an AUCP Student » series is part of an on-going series on Le Blog to show you how AUCP students, although they often share a common passion for the French language and culture, each have their own unique way of living with and like the French at the AUCP.
Today, we’d like you to meet Annalise, a French & Psychology major from Fordham University. The « Meet an AUCP Student » series is part of an on-going series on Le Blog to show you how AUCP students, although they often share a common passion for the French language and culture, each have their own unique way of living with and like the French at the AUCP.
Most impressively, AUCP students average 16.79 points of progress on the IDI (as opposed to the 1.28 points of progress recorded by 60 other programs tested in the Georgetown Study). But wait, what’s an IDI?
At the AUCP, we talk about achievable progress a lot. But what is achievable progress, and why is it such a great way to measure progress, both linguistically and culturally? Click here to find out why achievable progress is important, and what it means!
The AUCP has been assessing language acquisition since 2000. But how? Using the TEF – or the Test d’Evaluation de Français. But what is the test, how does it measure linguistic competence, and why is it important? We break it down for you.
Good news for late-comers! The AUCP has extended the Summer 2016 deadline! Express your interest today and get until March15th to complete your application!
As if you needed much convicing…here are 9 reasons why studying abroad in the south of France with the AUCP is the perfect way to spend your Summer.
One of our most emblematic student projects is the « abécédaire » collection of short texts written by our students in French. Le Blog will be publishing excerpts from the « abécédaire » in the « En Français Dans le Texte » section that shows off student writing in French. But first, what’s an abécédaire?
E pour été, or S for summer. Ryan Morgan, AUCP Fall 2015 student from Linfield College, wrote this charming piece in French for the « abécédaire » class assignment. Old stereotypes give way to authentic observations and local encounters…
Last week, AUCP welcomed its new group of students for our Spring semester. Orientation, French evaluations, city visits, and intensive French review fill the students’ first week in France.
AUCP Theater, Cinema and Art students showed off their talents at the AUCP Soirée Jeunes Talents, in the presence of their classmates, host families, and friends. Fire juggling, French Cinema, and contemporary theater, tout en français!
Many AUCP alumni were deeply affected by the November 13th terrorists attacks in Paris. An attack on the values of a country they hold so dear. Linfield College student and AUCP alumna Rachael Conway wrote this post, demonstrating what it truly means to be a Global Citizen.
« No country does life on earth better than the French, » commented an anonymous American known only by his alias on the New York Times’ website, the night of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Massively shared on French social media and on all major French media websites, this touching « ode to France » rang true, lifting heavy hearts throughout the country.
East coasters go apple picking, AUCP students go olive picking! Aix student Geneva Hutcheson lent a hand picking olives with her host family and their friends. She was joined by AUCP Resident Student Advisor Nitin Beeharry, who, fifteen years ago, was an AUCP student himself and benefittted from the same host family!
As part of his AUCP Personal Interest Activity requirement, University of Pennsylvania student Tabong Kima discovered a local university rugby club right here in Aix-en-Provence, France.
AUCP Fall students from both Aix and Marseille came together for their first day-long excursion and discovered first-hand the architectureal harmony of the legendary hilltop villages of Provence. It was a sunny day that brought to life all of the romantic images that Provence is made of, and more…
Last week, the AUCP welcomed two new groups of students from America’s finest universities. Fall 2015 will be a semester of discovery, new relationships, and unparalleled learning. But above all, it will be très, très français !!
We said au revoir to our Summer class of 2015 !
Yesterday, AUCP Summer students saw an opera by Mozart under the stars in one of the most emblematic open-air theaters in Aix-en-Provence. No need to go to Paris, the largest, most renowned Opera Festival in France takes place every summer right here in Aix-en-Provence, and our students are a part of it!
AUCP summer students will be dancing in the streets of Aix-en-Provence on June 21st! Launched by France’s charismatic Minister of Culture…
This week AUCP welcomes its new group of students for an intensive six-week summer session. This will be an unforgettable summer among the fountains, cafés and sunshine of Provence.
We said farewell to our class of Spring 2015 just last week. But before they said their last goodbyes to the South of France, we asked them to share their thoughts about their experience abroad.
We said au revoir to our lovely Spring class of 2015 at the farewell cocktail Friday evening, bringing together professors, staff and students. Check out a video, here!
AUCP Study Abroad students just got back from their Spring break. They had two gloriously sunny weeks to take advantage of Aix and Marseille’s ideal locations to travel throughout France and Europe – before their final exams this week.
AUCP Art students showed off their talents at the AUCP Soirée Jeunes Talents, in the presence of their classmates, host families, and friends.
Ever dreamed of rock climbing in Provence? Check out Maureen’s story: this lover of the outdoors got to continue her mountaineering passion while studying abroad, in French!
Led by ‘Provence Through Literature and Film’ professor Marie-Anne Rossignol, AUCP students visited the wild west of Provence – La Camargue – a lovely Springtime excursion that highlighted the history and landscapes described in works by prolific Provençal authors Joseph d’Arbaud and Frédéric Mistral.
Students spent last Tuesday in the AUCP kitchen! French language partners joined in for an authentically Francophone home-made lunch in the garden. We’re sharing a recipe for a fabulous and unique Franco-Mauritian Daube de Poulet from Recettes de Famille, an AUCP student collection of French recipes shared with their host families.
What comes to mind when you think of Provence? AUCP in-house class « Provence Through Literature & Film » takes you beyond the postcard images to discover the South of France through the eyes of influential Provençal authors, poets and film directors.
Last Saturday, French university ‘Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers’ made its mark on student nightlife in Aix with its extravagant annual Costume Ball. AUCP students spent an evening out alongside their language partners at a soirée filled with clowns, tightrope walkers, mimes and more…
Led by Joël Corre, AUCP Culture and Business of French Wines professor and head of the Aix Institut d’Oenologie, AUCP students visited the world-renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region of Provence.
Good news for late-comers! The AUCP has extended the Summer & Fall 2015 application deadline! Applicants now have until April 15th to apply!
Last Saturday, AUCP students visited Marseille, autrement. That is, with their Art & Archeology professor! They visited the Marseille of today, while learning about Marseille as it was thousands of years ago: Greek Marseille, Roman Marseille, ancient Gaul….Discover student photos, here!
Students spent last Tuesday in the AUCP kitchen making all kinds of quiches! French language partners joined in for an authentically French home-made lunch in the garden. We’re sharing a recipe for a fabulous quiche Provençal from Recettes de Famille, an AUCP student collection of the favorite dishes they shared while living with their French host family.
Now that you’re familiar with our “Meet an AUCP Student” series, check out the “Meet an AUCP Alum” series! First up is Sophia Carter, a George Washington University graduate now studying law at Duke University. Looking back on her Spring 2010 semester in Aix, Sophia discusses the value of the French language, teaching English in France and her favorite memories from her AUCP Study Abroad experience.
AUCP Study Abroad students are out and about. Aix and Marseille are conveniently situated for travel, and the students’ week-long winter break is a fantastic opportunity to explore other nearby countries!
Our Meet an AUCP Study Abroad student series continues with Kaitlin, a full-year student and French major/Anthropology minor from Colby College. She shares about FOMO, confesses about her non-existent dancing skills, and gives insight into what it’s really like living abroad for a year.
Since their arrival three weeks ago, AUCP Spring students have had multiple opportunities to connect with their new environment and begin new relationships – all in French. Thanks to the AUCP French Language Pledge, AUCP students speak French all day, every day. But why? What makes the language pledge so important?
As if you needed much convicing…here are 7 reasons why studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence with the AUCP is the perfect way to spend your Summer.