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  • Bradley Cooper speaking French

    Wednesday, 29 August 2012
    Bradley Cooper is an American film, theatre, and television actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Hangover, The A-Team, Wedding Crashers, and Limitless. In 1997, he received a BA (Hons) in English from Georgetown University. He became fluent in French at Georgetown and spent six months as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France.
    Published in Celebrity Linguists
  • Aimee studied French and Spanish at Nottingham Trent University and spent her year abroad at l’Université d’Aix Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France, for 4 months and La Universidad de La Rioja in Logrono, Spain, for 5 months. She graduated in 2003 and is now a planner for a construction company in Brazil.
    Published in Studied Abroad
  • Taking out an extra course during your time in France will mean you can practice something you’re interested in, with the locals - what better way to have fun whilst you’re learning, we say. With so many free hours, it’s easy to stuff yourself silly with choucroute and slurp on fine wine: and although that’s an equally beneficial way to improve your language (as long as you’re oohing and aahing with the Frenchies), you can also get another insight into the culture, the people and their habits.


    From cooking courses to clown workshops, find your ideal way to pass the time here:

  • A year (abroad) in Provence

    Tuesday, 10 May 2011
    Alex studied French, German and Linguistics at York University between 2001 and 2005 and chose to spend her year abroad in Aix-en-Provence having previously visited on an A-level art trip and fallen in love with the town. While there, she studied at the Université de Provence, taking modules in literary translation, journalistic translation, linguistics and French culture alongside language courses for Erasmus students.
    Published in French-speaking
  • Packing for Aix-en-Provence

    Friday, 06 August 2010
    One of the most aggravating aspects of the "before you go" period is without a doubt, packing; and with new airline checked-baggage regulations, the task is about to become even more frightening. By now, you’ve surely asked the question that even the lightest of packers ponder: How do I pack an entire year’s worth of belongings into one suitcase? That answer is simple. You don’t. Instead, you should pack the absolute necessities for the first few months, and plan to purchase or ship what you will need later on.
    Published in French-speaking
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