The College of William & Mary’s 2014 summer program in Montpellier offers students the chance to immerse themselves in French language, literature and culture. This program will begin with a four day tour of Paris, where students will have the opportunity to visit some of the world’s greatest museums, monuments and palaces.
The Institut des Études Françaises pour les Étrangers (I.E.F.E.) is the host institute of this month-long intensive summer program. Participating students live with French families in Montpellier, located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, just a few miles from the Mediterranean. In addition to taking classes, students will conduct an independent research project on-site on life in either Montpellier or its region. There will be excursions to cultural and historic sites around the region.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2014, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Montpellier and to cover a variety of pre-departure questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.
One of France’s fastest growing cities, Montpellier offers a relaxed atmosphere and treasures its 1,000-year-old history, preserved in an unusual medieval cathedral, an 18th century aqueduct and water tower set in formal gardens, and an elegant Old Quarter of 17th and 18th century residences.
The Reves Center advisor for the Montpellier summer program is Molly DeStafney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institut des Études Françaises pour les Étrangers (I.E.F.E.)
Magali Compan Associate Professor of French Studies
Arrival date: June 19, 2014
Departure date: July 18, 2014
Application ($75): February 3
Deposit ($500): March 10
Final payment: April 1
Participation in a one-credit course in the spring 2014 semester.
Mandatory attendance at program director meetings.
Recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation
Two years of college-level French, completion of FRE 210 or FRE 212 or FRE 299
Students will receive 8 credits taking courses in French language and culture. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and be included in GPA calculations.
A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.