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Vanderbilt-in-France (ViF) is located at 15, rue Cardinale in the heart of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Founded in 1961, ViF welcomes students who want to experience French language and culture firsthand. Students from Vanderbilt as well as other colleges and universities participate in the ViF program.

Fall and spring: Students who have completed the equivalent of 3 semesters of college-level French (FR 2203) can spend the fall or spring (or both) semesters at ViF.

Students may earn up to 18 hours of direct credit each semester in French and other fields, including history, theater, and political science. Students with advanced proficiency in French may take courses at the Université de Provence or participate in an internship for credit.

Summer: The summer session is open to students who have had no previous French study. Students may earn up to 7 hours of credit.

The Vanderbilt-in-France web site offers information about housing, current course offerings, internships, and news.

For more information contact the Study Abroad Office located in the Student Life Building, Suite 115.

Summer 2015 – extended application deadline: February 18, 2015

Fall 2015 applications due February 23, 2015

ViF Application

ViF scholarships: 
There is one application for both the Brooks and the Drushal awards.
Deadlines: March 31 for summer and fall terms; November 15 for spring term.
Turn in applications to Furman 215. Brooks and Drushal Application

Information about Vanderbilt Summer Fellowships

Information about Sciences Po in Paris

Scholarships in French and Italian

Global Education Office Advisor, Michelle Lilly: michelle.lilly@vanderbilt.ed

ViF Resident Director, Maïté Monchal: maite.monchal@vanderbilt.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies in French: lynn.ramey@vanderbilt.edu

Chair, Dept. French & Italian, Virginia Scott: virginia.scott@vanderbilt.edu


For additional information contact
the Global Education Office at 615-343-3139

Professors in Residence

Fall 2014

Susan Kevra