The information on these Pre-Departure pages is intended for students already accepted to the program.
Please read these pages carefully as they include important information on policies, procedures and forms required prior to your departure for France.
Staff on the Wellesley Campus are available to answer your questions regarding the pre-departure process.
Wellesley-in-Aix Staff on the Wellesley College Campus
Sylvaine Egron-Sparrow is the Campus Director of the Wellesley-in-Aix program and Senior Lecturer of French in Wellesley's French department. She is the liaison between program staff in Aix-en-Provence and Wellesley's French department. Madame Egron-Sparrow advises Wellesley-in-Aix students prior to departure on academic issues and life in France. She has served as the on-site Director of the Wellesley-in-Aix program three times and the on-campus Associate Director five times. Madame Egron-Sparrow also directs the January program orientation in Paris.
Mireille McLaughlin is the Assistant Director of the Office of International Study and is responsible for the pre-departure administrative aspects of the program including visa advising, billing and flight arrangements. She also serves as the liaison between Wellesley College and off-campus students and their home universities. Mireille spent her junior year abroad in France and has visited the Wellesley-in-Aix program.