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.
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 . . .
We’d like to introduce you to AUCP Fall 2015 student Stefani Kuo from Yale, who chose to spend her summer in the picturesque town of Uzès in the South of France, working on a French farm.
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.
In addition to all French-language study, AUCP Marseille students take a step further into the diverse culture of their host city, learning about the relationship between French and North African cultures. AUCP Marseille offers all levels of Arabic study, to further this learning and prepare students for their study tour in Fez, Morocco.
Today, we’d like you to meet Jessica, an French & Medieval studies major from Pomona College who is studying abroad this semester in Marseille. 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.
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.
AUCP Marseille students have just returned from their week-long study tour in Fez, Morocco. After finding their place within a French host family, Marseille students repeated the experience with a Moroccan family in Fez – getting a real feel for daily life in two worlds so diverse yet so intimately linked.
Good news for late-comers! The AUCP has extended the Fall 2016 application deadline! Applicants now have until April 15th to apply!
Learning French? A challenge. Learning French slang, in Marseille? Uncharted territory. Do you know the French equivalent of brb? lol? As part of AUCP Le Blog’s section on the written work that students produce in class, GWU student Lacy writes about learning the French language and the linguistic intricacies of ‘langage familier’, text messaging and slang.
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!
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.
This week’s « En Français Dans le Texte » is an excerpt from a text written by GWU student Audrey Hickcox, who just got back from a week in Fès, Morocco.
AUCP Marseille students have just returned from their week-long study tour in Fez, Morocco. This year’s trip took place just days after the attacks in Paris, but given the choice of going or not, our Marseille students took advantage of this stellar opportunity to learn and conquer fear. Pictures, here!
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.
What’s a montécao, you ask? Our AUCP Marseille students found out! Monday evening, a group of students went to a local oriental pâtisserie to learn how to make this traditional North African cookie whose recipe dates back over a thousand years!
« En Français dans le Texte » is a brand new AUCP Le Blog category showcasing the written work that students produce in class. This particular piece, about the Marseillais and their relationship with weather, was written by Fall 2014 student Lars, from Grinnell College. If you want to know more about Lars and his semester abroad, check out the interview he did while abroad « Meet Lars! »
Meet AUCP Marseille Alum Dana Azzoug, née Hauck! Currently living and working in Detroit, Michigan, where she is Bilingual Director of Golf Digest Planner with the J Ryder Group. Her French still serves her to this day, read more to find out just how much!
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
No one knows more about the AUCP difference than those who have spent a semester, full-year or summer with us ! Here is a small selection of comments made by recent AUCP program participants. Both from Aix and Marseille.
Coming back from France is HARD you guys. And coming back from a one-of-a-kind immersion experience like the AUCP? 25 reasons why missing Provence is just a struggle.
At the end of each semester, students share their thoughts on the various aspects of their AUCP Study Abroad experience in Aix and in Marseille.
Our Meet an AUCP Student series continues with Lars, a Grinnell College student studying in Marseille. Lars shares about his love of languages, playing basketball in France, his week in Morocco and living in Marseille. Read on to learn more!
We asked our students what words best described their semester at the AUCP. They responded…
This week, the AUCP welcomes its new group of students for our Spring semester.
We said farewell to our bright and intelligent Fall classes of 2014 at the farewell cocktail Friday evening, bringing together professors, staff, host families and students in both Aix and in Marseille.
Guest blogger Colleen Moser is a Political Science and French major from Grinnell College, currently studying at AUCP Marseille. This is her account of her one-week study tour in Fez, Morocco.
On one of the many regional excursions offered by the AUCP, students followed in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh Saturday, visiting Arles & Saint-Rémy de Provence, two cities that significantly impacted the life of the prolific Post-Impressionist painter.
Do you love to dance, workout or hike? Are you an accomplished artist or a sports fanatic? There is no reason why you should put your favorite activity on hold during your time abroad. Au contraire! At the AUCP, cultivating your personal interest activity is part of the program!
Friday evening, 110 guests came together to celebrate Thanksgiving, à la française. Students, their host families, language partners, professors and staff shared in a festive evening filled with good food, good wine and good company.
Our Meet an AUCP Student series continues with Sarah Elena, an AUCP Marseille student. A Political Science & Environmental Studies major at Austin College, Sarah Elena shares about being a Francophile, fixing bikes in Marseille and riding camels in Morocco. Read on to learn more!
AUCP Marseille students have just returned from their week-long study tour in Fez, Morocco. This year’s trip added a whole new facet to the experience, with an excursion to the Erfoud area of the Sahara Desert in the company of nomads! The first pictures, here.