Living and Learning in Provence: Independent Stay and Study
Could you live like a true Provençal? Find out on this six-week learning adventure in Provence as you stay in a local apartment and learn the arts and history of the region.
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Program No. 22213RJ
45 days
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At a Glance

Live like a true Provençal in Aix en Provence, a city as renowned for its culinary traditions as it is for its artistic heritage. Take a hotel apartment and participate in weekly events learning local customs, meeting culinary artisans and exploring the museums and spaces that make Provence so unique.For an added experience – and additional tuition price – you can learn to “parler français” in daily language classes, try your hand at French cooking or do both by enrolling in the culinary and language tracks! A Road Scholar Group leader will be on call to support you throughout this independent experience. Please call to enroll in this special learning adventure.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Explore the city on foot and via public transit; you’re likely to walk at least a mile or two per day. On field trips, walking up to two miles with some uneven terrain and stairs. Activity level is based on included program elements.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Aix-en-Provence as you take up residence in a conveniently located hotel apartment.
  • Select the culinary track for an additional tuition price and enjoy an added 12 culinary focused lectures and field trips.
  • Choose to add our language track to your curriculum for an additional tuition fee and learn to speak French during daily language classes.

General Notes

Our “Living and Learning” programs give you the experience of living in a foreign country independently. All participants will be enrolled in the Core Track which includes: an apartment in a residence hotel; a local Site Coordinator to support you; a few meals; a weekly expert-led field trip; one weekend-long excursion to Nice, including hotel; a city handbook and public transit pass. Additionally, you may choose to add on the Language Track. The Language Track includes classes four mornings a week and learning materials. This program does not include airport transfers. Because of the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.
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