Undergraduate and graduate courses in French language, literature, history, and theater studies. Our theater workshop is open to all students, but priority is given to undergraduates. In order to allow for full immersion, all our courses are taught entirely in French.

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Applications are due before March 1, 2016. Applications without scholarships received after March 1 are accepted on a rolling admission basis, but space is limited.


Professors teaching at the Institut come from the best U.S. and French colleges. The composition of our team changes every year to allow for a greater variety of courses.

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Discover Avignon

Avignon is situated in the Rhone Valley, less than fifty miles from the Mediterranean. Within its walls stand the most remarkable complex of fourteenth-century architecture in France, dating back to the period when Avignon was the seat of the Papacy and supplanted Rome as the capital of Christendom. Each summer Avignon hosts the Festival d'Avignon, a world-famous theater festival.

Living in Avignon


Field trips in and around Avignon are an enjoyable part of the program, and offer students a chance to experience cultural immersion.

  • June 18
    Visite guidée d’Avignon
  • June 21
    Visite guidée du Palais des Papes
  • June 22
    Parcours en canoë
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