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W&M Exchange- Montpellier
Montpellier, France (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Caylie Zidwick (
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 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:


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: October 1
Fall semester: March 16
Academic year: March 15
If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due on the following Monday.

Semester cost (2014-2015):

Tuition exchange students pay their normal W&M tuition and fees, along with a $75 application fee and a $5,900 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 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

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

The Reves Center advisor for the Montpellier semester program is Adam Ferguson. 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.