Living in Avignon

The Institut d’Avignon, under the auspices of Bryn Mawr College, offers a six-week summer program of intensive work in significant aspects of French culture. This advanced program, established in 1962, is designed for selected undergraduate and graduate students with serious interest in French language, literature and civilization, and primarily for those who expect to engage in professional careers requiring a knowledge of France and the French language.


Depending whether you prefer full cultural immersion or independence, we offer you three main options: homestay, university residence (CROUS) and private studios.

We offer you a wide range of activities: excursions in Provence, spectacles, cooking lessons, and lectures by prominent figures. Institut students also take advantage of the world-famous Festival d’Avignon (theater and dance).