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Les Gorges du Verdon : Shanna Armbrust

My name is Shanna Armbrust and I am one of the seniors in the interior design program who is studying abroad in Aix en Provence, France.  This experience so far has been so incredible that it’s almost unrealistic. Every morning I wake up and think to myself “Where the heck am I? Is this real […]

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Back to Nature Trip: Erika Roberts

Attending a trip for the Marchutz School of Art, I had an ideal day visiting the village of Bonnieux, hiking through Lacoste to Les Bories and touring the Abbey of Senanque. It was a “back to nature” experience where we studied natural architecture and foliage viewed from an artistic standpoint. We began our day touring […]

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First week in France!

Hi! My name is Dorrie Brennick and I am a senior in the Interior Design program at UNH, and I’m spending my semester at IAU in Aix en Provence, France. We live with host families here in Aix, which was one of my biggest worries coming here –along with not knowing any French– but, my […]

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First Studio Class

  Back row (from left) Lindsey Knapp, Erika Roberts, Rebecca Kollmann, Deanna Barba. Front row (from left) Dorrie Brennick, Chelsea Minella, Shanna Armbrust, Amanda Salamone Today, the Interior Design Aix-en-Provence cohort began their Interior Design Studio course in a building that dates back to the Medieval era which was recently updated with wifi, a laser printer, […]

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Arriver!

  The students have arrived! After an initial open house and orientation at the IAU, the 8 Interior Design students are settling in with their host families and house mates, acclimating to the Provencal culture, and exploring Aix-en-Provence on foot. A charming and historically significant city, Aix was founded by the Romans on top of a natural […]

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