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W&M Semester- Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: WM Sponsored Semester Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: French Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirements: Advanced French Language Skills
Click here for a definition of this term Service Component: No Click here for a definition of this term WM/Reves Scholarships: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit Click here for a definition of this term Admission Requirements: Good Academic Standing with Language Prerequisites
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior, 4- Senior (first semester only; approval must be secured from Committee on Degrees) Click here for a definition of this term Program Goal: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Local Family Homestay Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term CISI Medical Insurance: Coverage included in program fee
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.



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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) 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.

The Reves Center advisor for the Montpellier semester program is Theresa Johansson.

 
Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III


Deadlines:
Spring semester: October 1
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 2014 -

Arrival: August 17
Departure: December 21


Spring 2015 -
Arrival: January 15 (this is the tentative date set by UPV and is still to be confirmed)
Departure: May 21

Semester cost (2014-2015):

 
Sponsored semester fee of $12,450 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 $12,450 paid to William & Mary covers tuition and the above-listed on-site costs.

Pre-requisites:
Mandatory attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation

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


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014 10/10/2014 TBA TBA
Spring, 2015 NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.