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Vanderbilt in France

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.

During the Fall and Spring semesters we offer a program of study for students who wish to major or minor in French (Studies in Language and Culture) and a program of study in English for students with no previous French study (France, the E.U. and the Global Marketplace). Click here for details.

The 8-week Summer Session (approximately May 25 through July 25) is open to students with no previous French study as well as those with previous experience with the language. Students may earn up to 7 hours of credit.  Click here for details.




To see the experience of Spring semester 2016 students click here

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

Global Education Office Advisor:

ViF Resident Director:

Professor in Residence 2015-16:

For additional information contact
the Global Education Office in the Student Life Building, Suite 115

at 615-343-3139

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