IES Abroad Arles Summer
The charming Provençal town of Arles, with a 2,000-year-old Roman arena at its center, is famous for its beautiful architecture and its association with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Many dance, music, photography, theater, and folklore festivals take place in and around the city throughout the summer, making it an ideal location for summer study in France.
This program gives you a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in French language study, the culture of the Midi region of France, and French-taught interdisciplinary courses. Language-intensive lunches, conducted three days a week, allow you to practice your French with IES Abroad staff and professors while sampling the local cuisine. Fridays are reserved for field study activities and excursions organized by IES Abroad.
Academics & Curriculum
The IES Abroad Arles program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in southern French culture and enroll in two 3-credit, French-taught courses. Classes are scheduled from Monday through Thursday and most Fridays are reserved for course-related activities and excursions organized by the staff. Students are required to take 6 credits within the following disciplines:
- French Language
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Students gain a realistic view of southern French life by staying with local French families. Host families provide breakfast daily and dinner three times a week. IES Abroad provides three language lunches with faculty and staff every week at different local restaurants.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.