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Studying in Aix-en-Provence, which is located along the Mediterranean Sea, allows students to experience the culture of the south of France. The mild climate, famed cuisine and the arts give the Mediterranean region a distinct feel, unique from anywhere else in the world. While the city of Aix offers access to traditional French culture in an intimate setting, it still maintains the charm and elegance of a large metropolis.

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts studio is situated on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence along the historic Route de Cezanne. The program is open to students of all majors, skill levels, and backgrounds. It offers an immersive experience in painting, drawing, art history, and art theory, with excursions to Paris, Giverny, Venice, and the Vaucluse. Students can also study Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and French Language at IAU College.


Area(s) of Study

  • Architectural Interior Design
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • English
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Art Education
  • European Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Management
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Business Administration
  • French
  • Marketing
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Communication
  • French Civilization
  • Philosophy
  • Writing
  • Communication Studies
  • Government

Sponsored by IAU COLLEGE - A UT Affiliate

Academic Information

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts offers courses in art history, creative writing, archaeology, painting and drawing, photography, architectural design, sculpture, and more. Students in the Fine Arts Core Program will enroll in an Art Criticism Seminar and Painting and Drawing Studios, with flexibility to take an elective and French.


UT Austin students must enroll for a minimum of 6 weeks during the summer program.

Language(s) of Instruction

French and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will live with local families for a fully immersed study abroad experience. Breakfast is provided daily as well as six dinners per week. Housing placements are based on students' responses to the housing questionnaire during application. Staying with a host family is often reported by students as the highlight of the program!

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Priority deadlines listed below are UT study abroad app deadlines; final deadlines are IAU app deadlines. Students must apply in that order. Budgets below are samples, but include everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel. Summer budgets are based on the 6-week, 6-credit program option.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 23, 2021 to May 9, 2021
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Summer Whole
  • June 6, 2020 to July 19, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Fall
  • September 5, 2020 to December 16, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: May 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: France & Belgium" info session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) See an academic advisor to discuss needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: France & Belgium" session. Dates and locations given at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change