Study Art History in Southern France This Summer

Art History in Southern France


June 1 – 16
3 undergraduate art history credits
Course number: IPD-3703-A


In this immersive two-week program, participants experience the grandeur of Provence through an on-site explorations of Roman ruins, Romanesque architecture, as well as works by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, among other artists.

We visit Arles, where Van Gogh’s “Yellow House” once stood, and Saint-Rémy de Provence, where he painted The Starry Night. Other excursions include Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Orange and Les Baux de Provence. Students have the opportunity to draw, paint and photograph on location throughout the two weeks.

Participants stay in the heart of the medieval walled city of Avignon, one of the most beautiful and historically important cities of the region. Walking tours within Avignon, such as the renowned Popes’ Palace are also included.

Time outside of excursions and coursework is yours for discovering the fabulous selection of street markets, cafés and cultural activities available in Avignon and its surrounding towns.

Tuition includes accommodations, daily Continental breakfast, guided tours and museum admission.


Apply here! 

No portfolio is required; only a simple statement of interest.


For more details, please click here or email Justin Elm at
Visual & Critical Studies