“I was surprised at how much I learned about myself; it seemed to be the biggest thing I took away from this experience,” said a recent Aix-en-Provence program participant. “Your vocab will never get better sitting in a classroom twice a week; it just won’t compare to going abroad. You will become so confident in your language, but also confident in anything you do if you study abroad.” These are not unusual comments from students returning from study abroad—it really is an incredible, enriching experience! In Aix, the IU/Wisconsin program has both a resident director (a French faculty member from IU or Wisconsin) and an assistant director who is a year-round resident of the city and knows all the local details to help you on the way. Check out this or a co-sponsored program right away so you can plan ahead for your time abroad!
For more information on programs offered through IU, visit the Office of Overseas Study.