The Wellesley-in-Aix Fall 2019 deadline is March 1!

Access the application portal here.

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.


March 1- Fall and Full Year Applications

October 1- Spring Applications

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS (due 10/1 for spring applicants and 3/1 for fall applicants):

Online Application Form

French Recommendation Form

Additional Recommendation Form

Home School Nomination Form (not required for Wellesley students)

Official Transcript (not required for Wellesley students)