Join the Club!

AUCP students often have a wide range of personal interests, and there is no reason for them to be put on hold during study abroad.  Au contraire!

As part of their personal interest activity requirement*, AUCP students become part of the local community while doing something they love, whether it be singing in a local choir or rugby!  Aix-en-Provence and Marseille offer a large variety of clubs, classes and activities that students can choose from – many with student discounts. Provence offers countless possibilities to begin an activity that students never had the time or the opportunity to do before: sailing, rock climbing, playing in an orchestra or joining a soccer team. Students usually find that sharing in these activities is often the quickest, surest way to get to know French people naturally.

In addition, personal interest activity fees are subsidized by the AUCP by up to 150€ !

Examples of personal interest activities

ARTS AND CRAFTS Painting, Drawing, Mosaics, Pottery

CINEMA Film clubs

DANCE LESSONS Rock, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Salsa, Belly Dancing, Jazz/Modern Dance, Ballet, Irish Tap Dancing

MARTIAL ARTS Karate, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Aïkodo, Chi Quong, Tai Ji Quan

MUSIC Guitar, Accordion, Violin, Singing lessons, Choir

OUT-OF-DOORS Hiking, Rock climbing, Running

REGIONAL CULTURE Provençal language lessons

SPORTS Tennis, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Gymnastics

THEATER Acting lessons and many more…

*The AUCP personal interest activity requirement is part of « French Practicum » which is the cornerstone of all AUCP advanced French immersion programs. French Practicum consists of academic course work combined with experiential learning components (individual homestay, language partner, community service, personal interest activity …). It provides students with multiple opportunities for natural linguistic and cultural engagement & exchange, as well as a forum for « cultural mentoring », designed to facilitate learning through guided reflection on the students’ cultural experiences.