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|Program Type:||WM Sponsored Semester||Host Institution:||Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III|
|Language of Instruction:||French||Language Requirements:||Advanced French Language Skills|
|Service Component:||No||WM/Reves Scholarships:||No|
|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit||Admission Requirements:||Good Academic Standing with Language Prerequisites|
|Class Status:||2- Sophomore, 3- Junior, 4- Senior (first semester only; approval must be secured from Committee on Degrees)||Program Goal:||Study Abroad|
|Housing Options:||Local Family Homestay||GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|CISI Medical Insurance:||Coverage included in program fee|
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 Reves Center advisor for the Montpellier semester program is Theresa Johansson.
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
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.
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):
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.
Mandatory attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|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.|