|Study Abroad Advisor:||Debi DeBacco (email@example.com)||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|
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.
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Spring semester: September 5 UPV online application: September 15
Fall semester: March 15 UPV online application: March 30
Academic year: March 15 UPV online application March 30
If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due on the following Monday.
Semester cost (2016-2017):
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 appoximately $12,500 paid to William & Mary covers tuition and the above-listed on-site costs.
Deposit due $1,000 November 15 (spring semester) May 1 (fall semester)
Balance due: December 15 (spring) June 1 (fall)
Mandatory attendance at pre-departure orientation
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.
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