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Study Abroad in Arles

What to Expect in Arles

Study abroad in Arles and discover this charming Provençal town. With a 2,000-year-old Roman arena at its center, Arles 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. 

Ready to immerse yourself in the French language and Provençal culture? Study abroad in Arles it is. 

Languages Spoken: 
French
Climate: 
Mediterranean
Currency: 
Euro (€)
Time Zone: 
GMT+1

Top 5 Things to Do in Arles

Festival Season
Check out the summer festivals including Les Rencontres d’Arles, an international photography festival, and Les Suds, a week of live concerts.
Lunchtime Language Learning
Perfect your French skills with professors and staff at a local restaurant during language-intensive lunches.
Get a Taste of Provence
Enjoy the Mediterranean-influenced cuisine full of seafood, herbs, goat cheeses, and olive oil with specialties like ratatouille and truffle omelets.
Engage in Art
Explore Arles' beautiful historical architecture and artistic influences, as the town is known for its ties to artists including Picasso, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.
Explore the Surrounding Area
Venture outside of Arles to sites like the Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, and Avignon, home to an annual summer theater festival.

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