Arles, France

Summer - Study in Provence

Study Abroad

At a Glance




6 per Summer

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college-level French; enrollment in a French course in the last year

Visa Required:


About the Program

Immerse yourself in French language practice and the rich culture of Provence. Highlights of this program are the language-intensive lunches that take place at local restaurants, where you practice your French with IES Abroad professors and staff. Fridays are reserved for course-related activities and trips: concerts at the Roman theater, trips to Aix-en-Provence or Le Pont du Gard, museum visits, and more.

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Lunchtime Language Learning

Perfect your French skills during language-intensive lunches.

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Live with a local family in a homestay.

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Field Trips

Learn beyond the classroom with field trips around France.

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Individual Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

Program Advisor

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Rachael Grochowski

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

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Why Arles?

The charming Provençal town of Arles, with a 2,000-year-old Roman arena and theater at its center, is famous for its impressive Roman and medieval sites, picturesque streets, and association with Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Picasso. A magnificent 180 ft-high tower designed by Frank Gehry houses a contemporary arts center. Many music, photography, theater, and folklore festivals take place in and around Arles throughout the summer, making it a vibrant location for study abroad in France.

Learn More About Arles

Get to Know Your New City

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Festival Season

Check out the various summer festivals in Arles.

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Get a Taste of Provence

Enjoy the Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.

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Engage in Art

Explore Arles' beautiful historical architecture and artistic influences.

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Explore the Surrounding Area

Venture outside of Arles to sites like the Pont du Gard and Avignon.

The Student Experience

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  • Homestay


You will live with a local family in a homestay. Host families provide breakfast daily and dinner three times a week. IES Abroad provides three language lunches with faculty and staff each week.