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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior Areas of Study: Drama, French, Sociology
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 6
Language Prerequisite: 104 - Four semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Language of Instruction: French Housing Options: Homestay
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:


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
  • Photography
  • Sociology
  • Theater
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.  


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission 06/16/2022 07/30/2022
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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