UMW in France Internships
|Take advantage of your summer and experience the working environment in Aix-en-Provence, France through IAU College’s Summer Internship Program. Aimed towards students interested in a high-impact introduction to the business industry in a French context, this program offers professional skill development and focuses on students interested in areas such as:
Students will participate in “demie pension” homestays with local families in Aix. Daily breakfast and six dinners per week are included. Independent living can be arranged at additional expense.
Students will earn 6 transfer credits for the 8-week internship. Placements will depend upon availability, and both the candidate’s statement of intention and academic background will be taken into consideration. Guarantees cannot be made for students to be placed in their preferred professional area as companies have the final say in terms of selection. There are two internship models:
If students opt for the part-time internship and then select one of the following IAU Summer Courses, there are additional fees due with the final balance:
This course can satisfy the Experiential Learning or Global Inquiry General Education Requirement by contract with the Faculty Director.
Requirements & Prerequisites
This program is open to students from all majors. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to participate and have completed at least one year of college before application. There is no French language requirement, however, students with some background in French language study will have more opportunities available to them. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a grade of C or above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW.
Students work with the IAU Internship Coordinator to prepare a resume in French to practice interviewing standards and techniques, and to prepare for placement in a French enterprise. Pre-interviews for these positions will be conducted within the first week of the semester. Due to the careful placement process, students are expected to complete their internship without interruption.
See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).
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