Study in Montpellier, France
University of Minnesota Study Center
It’s often overlooked in favour of southern France’s better-known cities, but in its own graceful, easy-going way, Montpellier is every bit the equal of Marseille. With its elegant buildings, grand hôtels particuliers (private mansions) and stately boulevards, it’s a quietly stylish metropolis with a hint of Barcelona about its old quarter and shady backstreets.
Home to 100,000 university students, it boasts a history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. Enjoy the college town atmosphere, nightlife, and student-centered community in a city that is just minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Montpellier was founded in the 10th century by the counts of Toulouse, and later became a prosperous trading port as well as a scholarly centre (Europe’s first medical school was founded here in the 12th century).
The population swelled in the 1960s when many French settlers left independent Algeria and settled here, and it’s now one of southern France’s most multicultural cities. With students making up over a third of the population, it’s also a place that seems eternally young at heart.
During this program you can take classes with French students and other program participants. Enroll in coursework based on your linguistic ability and academic objectives. You can choose from the Intensive French Language or the Integrated Studies track. Internship placements are available in fields including communication and journalism, education, sports, veterinary science, customer service, and retail sales.
Semester Program Costs
Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad
- Receive guidance about all things money related
- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
Plan your budget
Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others.
Travel & Documents
- Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
- Learn about visa or resident permit requirements on the UMTC website
- Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university
How to Apply
A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:
Center Name: TC Learning Abroad Ctr.
Education Abroad Term: (Fall/Spring/Academic year etc.)
Program Name: Study in Montpellier, France - Intensive Language
After you apply
- You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
- Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.”
UMD Program Contact
Contact Levi Drevlow, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program.
The UMTC Learning Abroad Center is part of the University of Minnesota system. We have partnered with them to offer study abroad programs in locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript.
UMD Study Abroad
UMD 138 Kirby Plaza
1208 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812
(218) 726 8764 or (877) 755-4200
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