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    FR: étudiant en / aux

    Hi,

    By searching google, I found "étudiant en français" for "student of English", "étudiant en histoire" for "student of history", ... but "étudiant aux Beaux-Arts" for "art student". Is there any rule for that?

    Thank you

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    Re: étudiant en .../aux ...

    Bonjour,

    aux Beaux-Arts : à l'École des beaux-arts.
    Sinon : en arts.
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    Re: étudiant en .../aux ...

    Hi,

    En refers to the subject (en français, en histoire, en art, en économie,...) whereas au/à l'/à la/aux refer to the place where the person is studying

    Étudiant au Conservatoire de Paris,
    Étudiant à l'Institut de...
    Étudiant à l’Université de...
    Étudiant aux Beaux-Arts de...


    It probably stands for l'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (often called les Beaux-Arts, hence ...aux Beaux-Arts).

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    Re: étudiant en .../aux ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cigogne View Post
    Hi,

    By searching google, I found "étudiant en français" for "student of English", "étudiant en histoire" for "student of history", ... but "étudiant aux Beaux-Arts" for "art student". Is there any rule for that?

    Thank you

    Hi
    Beaux-Arts is the short name for Ecole des Beaux-Arts. It's a school, a place . A Polytechnique, à la Sorbonne etc...It is where you study.
    En anglais, en mathématiques
    is what you study
    Traduttore,traditore

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    Re: FR: étudiant en / aux

    Thank you. So I should always use "en" when I want to talk about what I study, and there is no exception. Would you please confirm the correctness of this sentence? "Je suis étudiant en tourisme."

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    Re: FR: étudiant en / aux

    That's what they're using on this Lyons University website. (Yes, we write it with an "s" in English)
    Two (hundred) countries separated by a common language ...

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