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  • Locations: Montpellier, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor:
Debi DeBacco (dvdeba@wm.edu)
Program Type:
WM Exchange
Language of Instruction:
French
Language Requirements:
Advanced French Language Skills
GPA Requirement:
3.0
Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Service Component:
No
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Housing Options:
Local Family Homestay
Program Description:


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The beautiful, vibrant city of Montpellier, located in the south of France, was founded at the end of the 11th century  and is now one of the fastest-growing cities in France. W&M’s exchange program at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III (UPV) allows students to fully immerse themselves in French language and culture. UPV is one of the three specialized universities formed from the original University of Montpellier, one of the oldest universities in the world with origins dating to the late 13th century. W&M students in Montpellier may take courses from the full curriculum of UPV which focuses on the arts, social sciences, and languages. In addition, they may choose from a number of support classes offered specifically for international students and focusing on French history, culture, literature, and intensive language. Program participants’ cultural and linguistic immersion is further encouraged by life with local host families.

The W&M faculty advisor for the Montpellier semester is Professor Deborah Lee-Ferrand in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 
The Global Education Advisor is Debi DeBacco dvdeba@wm.edu

Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Application Deadlines:

Spring semester: September 5         UPV online application:  October 1
Fall semester: March 15                   UPV online application: April 15
Academic year: March 15                  UPV online application April 15
If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due on the following Monday.


Shortly after being nominated by W&M,  students must meet with with the W&M faculty liaison to choose provisional courses in order of preference and complete an online application.  It is VERY important this is done as soon as requested. You will need your passport to complete the application.  

Program Dates:
Fall:
mid-August to late December (There is a required 3 week pre-session orientation in August. 
Spring:  very early January to mid  May (There is a 1 day orientation)   Spring 2018: arrive January 3, orientation January 4-5 and classes begin January 8, 2018. 

Semester cost: 

Tuition exchange students pay their normal W&M tuition and all fees, along with a $75 application fee and an $4,089  on-site housing and support fee to William & Mary. The housing and support fee includes housing, partial board, orientation and support services, off-campus fee, and insurance. 

Housing is a french home stay and partial board includes breakfast and 2 meals  per week. Students can choose to pay their home stay families for more meals at 3 EURO for a dish or 5 EURO for a complete meal. 

Please note: exchange placements to Montpellier are limited; any qualified applicant for whom the tuition exchange is not available will automatically be enrolled in the sponsored semester program. The sponsored semester is identical in all respects except that the program fee is comprehensive and covers tuition and the above-listed on-site costs. You may not use the tuition payment plan for the sponsored semester option.  However, financial aid and VA pre-paid 529 can be used to pay for either option. 

Deposit due  $1,000  November 15 (spring semester)  May 1 (fall semester)
Balance due (if selected for the sponsored semester option):  December 15 (spring)   June 1 (fall)

Pre-requisites:
Mandatory attendance at  pre-departure orientation

Language Requirements:
Must have completed at least FREN 314 or 315

Courses: There are two types of courses available to visiting students.  Some classes have two parts (CM and TD) which both require mandatory attendance. 
Integrated classes: These are regular courses within UPV taken with French degree-seeking students. Wide range disciplines from French Literature to History to Economics.  These courses  may only have one final exam which accounts for the entire grade.   
Cours RI:  These are support courses organized by the International Relations Office and are designed for American students, but taught in French.  These are courses in French Grammar, Phonetics, French History and Culture, Cinema, art, Etc. These courses are taught more American style with assessments throughout the semester. 
You submit courses of interest with the Moveonline application. However, you register for courses once you arrive in Montpellier, during orientation. 


For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.