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Admission requirements :
The Admissions Committee appreciates maturity, independence, openness to difference, curiosity, and resilience.  Students are strongly encouraged, if they can, to spend a full academic year abroad. It is principally during the second semester that they benefit to the fullest from their experience in France.
The Institute for American Universities welcomes individual and group applications from undergraduates in good standing at North American colleges and universities. Applicants :
Must be emotionally, intellectually, and physically prepared for studying abroad.
Must have completed a minimum of one year of college.
For admission to The Marchutz School of Art prior knowledge of French is not required. However, a 2.5 cumulative GPA is strongly recommended.  All applicants are required to complete an IAU's online or paper application and to submit a letter of recommendation (ideally from a professor) and official transcripts.
Apply Online (Preferred method - $ 65 application fee) - you will be prompted to login/register
Special/Non-traditional Students :
Non-traditional students, post-graduates, and non-matriculated adults are eligible to apply for admission and may be accepted on a space available basis.  The demi -pension plan with French host is reserved for college-age students only.  Older students (over 30 years old)  may choose from other options including studio apartments from 450 to 600 euros per month or residential hotels from 800 euros per month.
Non-discrimination policy :
The Institute for American Universities (IAU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, or religion in its educational programs, activities, admissions, scholarships, or employment practices.
In addition, IAU does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances; vulgar, abusive, humiliating, or threatening language; practical jokes; or other inappropriate behavior on any of its programs by its faculty, staff, or students.
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