Led by Provence Through Literature and Film professor Marie-Anne Rossignol, AUCP Aix and Marseille students visited La Camargue on an excursion that highlighted the subjects, history and landscapes described in works by prolific Provençal authors Joseph d’Arbaud and Frédéric Mistral.
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…
Semester and full-year AUCP students lend a hand at local non-profit organizations, schools and associations as part of their commitment to immerse themselves in their « adoptive » French community. Check out four new community service opportunities !
Two bises or not two bises? That is the question! Have a look at this cute video for an introduction to the complexities of French kissing on the cheek.
A small group of AUCP students, their language partners and AUCP Culture and Business of French Wines professor Joël Corre took advantage of the beautiful weather – 75°F mid October – and hiked the majestic Mont Sainte Victoire mountain last weekend. The day, in photos, here!
Thanks to the consistently high achievement of AUCP students, as certified by independent testing conducted since 2000, the AUCP has grown to become a reference in the field of study abroad, setting standards in French language and inter-cultural learning. The AUCP misison statement reflects our commitment to continue to uphold these highest standards of exellence.
Good news for late-comers! The AUCP has extended the Spring 2016 application deadline for both Aix and Marseille programs. Applicants now have until November 15th!
Who says saying hello is easy? The French do! Simple comme bonjour means Easy as Pie. But if you wern’t born French, Bonjour is a complex ritual that needs to be mastered. Especially if you don’t want to be considered an anti-social snob… Here’s how in 6 (relatively easy) steps.
If you had to describe your AUCP experience in one word, what would that be? Our students answered…
This week AUCP welcomes its new group of students for our Fall semester. All come with a minimum of high-intermediate French from the some of the …
Have you had enough of Happy?
The Pharrell video phenomenon reached sunny Provence and left us with this very original and fun video …
Ah, Paris vs. Marseille. The clash of the titans! Check out this fun video created by Topito (a kind of French Buzzfeed), comparing the two largest…
Go ahead, follow the rest of the herd to Paris. We say, you can have Paris. We’re just fine right here in the South of France.
What does an AUCP student look like? Or rather, what does an AUCP student do that sets him or her apart from the rest? Meet an AUCP student, here.
Attention! IDI results are in! Most impressively, our Spring 2014 students averaged 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?
Attention! TEF results are in!
On average, our Spring students improved their TEF scores by a very impressive 141 points – meaning global progress averaged 32% of their achievable progress.
But wait a minute… what’s a TEF?
Students abroad often complain that they don’t have enough opportunites to make friends outside the American student group. At the AUCP, by the end of their first week of study, students meet their language partners…
AUCP in-house classes offer the best of both worlds. Students take classes with the best, most appreciated French professors from local universiti…
Life with a crarefully selected French family, one student per family, is an unparalleled opportunity for lasting personal and cultural connection.
The 5 Point “All in French » Language Charter is an integral part of the AUCP full-French immersion programs.
Yoga, Zumba, sailing or soccer? Choir, painting, belly-dancing or Tai Chi? Participating in a personal interest activity is one of the best ways to make French friends and AUCP students go at it with a flourish!
AUCP Fall students are currently choosing the local non-profit organizations where they will be donating their time on a weekly basis. Read more to see the community service work done by former program participants and what they have to say about it.
The AUCP Marseille program includes one-week of on-site study in Fez, Morocco, home to the oldest continuously operating university in the world. This intensive study tour is comprised of lectures, field trips, and encounters with local students.