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W&M Semester- Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Debi DeBacco (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Semester
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
Advanced French Language Skills
 GPA Requirement:
 Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
 Housing Options:
Local Family Homestay
Program Description:
NOTE: use this application for applications to both the sponsored semester and exchange options. You will have a chance to indicate, in the application itself, whether you would like to be considered for the exchange.


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) and also have access to courses taught at Montpellier II (natural sciences) and to some classes in Montpellier I (business, public policy, and professional schools). 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 Associate Professor Magali Compan.

Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Spring semester: September 5
Fall semester: March 15
Academic year: March 15

If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due on the following Monday.
Program dates:

Fall 2015:

Arrival: mid-August
Departure: mid-December

Semester cost (2016-2017):
Sponsored semester fee of $12,500 includes tuition, housing, partial board, orientation and on-site support, study abroad insurance, and off-campus fee; A $75 application fee is required of all students.

Tuition exchange students will pay their normal tuition and fees to William & Mary, along with a $75 application fee, $5,150 on-site housing and support fee to William & Mary, which includes housing, partial board, orientation and support services, and study abroad insurance.

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 comprehensive program fee of $12,500 paid to William & Mary covers tuition and the above-listed on-site costs.

Mandatory attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation

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

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.