Welcome to The Arles Project, a multimedia website that explores the culture, personalities, current affairs and environment of Arles, a city in the South of France.

The Arles Project is a four-week multimedia study-abroad program co-sponsored by the journalism study-abroad provider Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia), and the language academy Arles à la carte.

Eleven students from seven American schools — Central Connecticut State University, Iowa State University, Loyola Marymount University, Salt Lake City Community College, San Francisco State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and University of Maryland — were in Arles from mid-June to mid-July 2023 to study international reporting, multimedia storytelling and French.

Students learned how to navigate as journalists in a foreign culture by working with French interpreters. They also studied French and learned about the history and culture of the region.

You can see them in action here:

The students were mentored by veteran journalists and journalism educators and learned how to navigate as journalists in a foreign culture by working with interpreters provided by project co-sponsor Arles à la carte. Interpreters included Anna Cauvin, Laird Harrison, June Ofstedal, Natalia Puglia, Emilie Raulet and Katie Thornton. We are indebted to them for their assistance.

For more than two decades, ieiMedia has taken groups of student journalists abroad, where they build relationships with local community leaders and residents to get behind the postcard facades presented to most tourists. For more information about ieiMedia’s study-abroad programs, go to ieiMedia.com.

Follow us on Instagram at thearlesproject2023.

Website designer: Laird Harrison

An international reporting project co-sponsored by ieiMedia and Arles à la carte.