Travel throughout the Mediterranean Basin where the streets are made of stone, olive trees trace the horizon, and turquoise waters sparkle along the coastline. This traveling seminar allows you to explore a variety of Mediterranean sites and eras, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Visit iconic sites like Pompeii and Olympia, led by local guides and experts in the fields of history, art history, and archaeology. You'll develop strong research and critical thinking skills as you connect sites to the visual arts. Course content will be delivered through multiple site visits, guest lectures, and in-class meetings. You'll have the opportunity to select the subject area that best meets your needs from the list of courses available.
All Language Levels, Competed one year of college, 2.5 GPA
Aix-en-Provence -- or "Aix" for short -- is graced with winding streets, beautiful buildings, and burbling fountains. While it may be small, Aix boasts all the modern amenities of a larger city and is bustling with an amazing ambiance and a lively, student-centered atmosphere. It's no surprise that the French voted Aix as "the most desired French town to live in," or that our CEA Aix program is consistently ranked among the top two study abroad programs in the world by Abroad 101. Explore the traditional aspects of French culture in this idyllic university town; cafés, pubs, theaters, outdoor concerts, and festivals await in sunny, charming Aix!
Walk to class along the winding streets of Aix and take a break at one of the many bistros or bakeries. Taste the cuisine Provençale at local markets, discover many international restaurants, and engage in a favorite Aixois activity, people-watching at Les Deux Garçons, Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola's favorite cafe! In the evenings, take part in Aix-en-Provence's vibrant nightlife or shop the elegant boutiques and open-air markets where French artists display their work. With CEA, you'll experience all that southern France has to offer.