Application

We welcome applications from well-prepared students who have completed the equivalent of at least 5 semesters of college-level French (any course from French 210 or above satisfies the minimum requirement for Wellesley College students), normally including at least one French course in the semester immediately prior to the semester or year abroad). Students mush have a demonstrated interest in France and French-speaking cultures and be eager to meet the challenges of studying alongside French peers. Students applying from other institutions should consult their academic advisors or contact Wellesley’s Campus Director in the French department to determine equivalencies. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Students from all disciplines, including the sciences, are welcome. While many WIA students declare French as a major, this is not a requirement: the majority come from a broad range of academic disciplines, including anthropology, art history, international relations, language studies, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Numerous courses in Aix may count toward these majors.
 
In recent years, participants have included students from Amherst, Brandeis, Colby, Columbia, Cornell, Hamilton, Harvard, Haverford, Princeton, Swarthmore, Tufts, Wesleyan, Williams, and Yale.
 
All students take a mandatory French test during the first week in Aix in order to evaluate their skills and readiness to take university courses. Students who do not meet the minimal level requirement (B2 in the Common European Framework) must take the WIA course on academic writing skills and methodology in Aix.

DEADLINES

March 1- Fall and Full Year Applications

October 1- Spring Applications

Applications should be mailed to the below address or emailed to wia@wellesley.edu

Wellesley-in-Aix
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481