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, classes are conducted entirely in French.

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Applications are due before March 1st. Applications without scholarships received after April 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. Our team changes every year to allow for a greater variety of courses.

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Discover Avignon

Avignon is situated in Provence, less than fifty miles from the Mediterranean. Within its walls stand one of the most remarkable complexes 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, the world largest 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.

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    Visite guidée d’Avignon
  • June 12
    Parcours en canoë
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