Summer Abroad in France!

Summer Abroad in FranceSummer Abroad in France: Study Studio Art with Prof. Brian Campbell + take an additional transfer course from IAU (taught in English)

Quick Facts:

  • Depart US for France May 31, 2019
  • Program Begins June 1, 2019
  • Program Ends - Depart for US July 14, 2019
  • Open to all majors
  • No prerequisites

Experience the grandeur of Provence through on-site study and the materiality and visual cartographic qualities of drawing and paint media. Engage in an innovative and experimental approach to the traditions of plein air painting while investigating and traversing the landscape of Provence. Whether traipsing through the pastoral scenery, reliving the past of Cézanne or Van Gogh, or meandering the streets and markets in the ancient city of Aix, you will gain appreciation for creating in a place with hundreds of years of vibrant cultural traditions. Focus on visiting key sites and representing the variegated landscape two-dimensionally in small-scaled sketchbooks and watercolor blocks. Use a variety of approaches to both drawing media and digital devices as resources to collect and construct images. Enjoy day trips to scenic Saint-Rémy de Provence and historical Avignon. Expand your knowledge and experience of the region with an additional three weeks in Aix-en-Provence taking your IAU transfer course which explores art, history, literature and cuisine of southern France.


  • Earn 3 UNT credits and 3 transfer credits 
  • ART 4800: Studio Art "Mapping-Provence" or ASTU 5000: Topics in Studio Art taught by Assistant Professor Brian Campbell
  • Undergrad or Graduate-level Transfer course "Provencal Culture, from Myth to Media" taught by IAU College
  • Minimum 2.25 GPA
  • No prerequisites

Often referred to as just "Aix," this ancient city of 140,000 inhabitants has traditionally been a hub of art and education despite the city passing through the hands of many civilizations and rulers. While in Aix, be sure to visit the famed Deux Garçons brasserie frequented by Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, and Ernest Hemingway, and explore the Roman ruins of this Mediterranean city.

Saint-Remy de Provence
The birthplace of Nostradamus, the 16th-century author of prophecies, is located 36 miles northwest of Aix. Painter Vincent van Gogh spent a year in Saint-Rémy in a psychiatric facility within a Monastery, and Princess Caroline of Monaco lived here with her children following the death of her husband.

Once a papal seat, Avignon was home to seven popes between 1309-1377. This is the only city in France to have preserved its medieval ramparts which surround the ancient town center. Today, this small town is home to only 12,000 inhabitants and its city center became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

Housing, Meals, and Internet Access:
Students in Aix will live in a French homestay provided by IAU College, which is a challenging yet enriching experience. Hosts are selected for their interest in sharing a cultural exchange with students, and IAU alumni consistently remark on the growth and insight offered by the homestay experience. All homestays provide linens, laundry access, wifi, daily breakfast, and five dinners per week (all except Sunday.) Students will be responsible for their own daily lunches and Sunday dinners. In addition, students will have wifi access on IAU's campus.

Passport and Visa Information:
It is each student’s responsibility to obtain a passport and determine whether a visa is necessary for travel to any countries visited while traveling to and during this program. Limited information may be provided by the UNT Study Abroad Office, your Faculty Leader(s), and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Withdrawal Policy.


  • $100 Application Fee - Due no later than March 1, 2019. Non-refundable. If the program is cancelled, the application fee will be returned.
  • $500 Faculty Led Program Deposit - Due no later than March 15, 2019. Non-refundable. The payment of the deposit is what secures a student's participation in the program and what authorizes UNT to make financial arrangements on his/her behalf. If the program is cancelled, the deposit will be returned.
  • Faculty Led Program Fee - Payable via MyUNT to cover programmatic arrangements such as lodging, meals, cultural activities, etc. Once publicly listed on this webpage, the advertised program charge will not change. 

The program fee for this program covers:

  • Lodging
  • Included meals
  • Excursions
  • Transportation for program activities abroad
  • UNT Health and Accident Insurance
  • Study Abroad Administrative Service
  • UNT Tuition and Fees – Payable via MyUNT at your regular tuition rate

More Info:
Contact Prof. Brian Campbell