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About the Pau, France Program

The Pau program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Pau

  • Population: approx. 77,251
  • Distance from Paris: 495 miles
  • Distance from Madrid: 383 miles

Guided tour of Pau

Pau is one of the most breathtaking cities and regions in France. It is small enough to offer everything within walking or biking distance, but large enough to have excellent movie theaters, markets, festivals, concerts, sports facilities, outdoor cafes, beautiful parks, museums, and quaint shops. In addition, students enjoy the historical quarters, which date back to Medieval and Renaissance times and were built around the castle of Henri IV.

From Pau, there is easy access to the Pyrenees Mountains, the Atlantic Coast, and Spain. Pau lies roughly one hour from the beaches of Biarritz, 45 minutes from ski resorts, and 30 minutes from Lourdes.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: October 15

  • Summer 2023: Deadlines have passed
  • Fall/Yearlong 2023-24: Deadline has passed


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | French


APUAF--Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France

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