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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:
Debi DeBacco (
 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 W&M Exchange/Semester in Montpellier program will not be open for the Spring 2017 semester. Please contact Debi DeBacco ( for more information and alternative program options.


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. 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 Global Education Advisor is Debi DeBacco

Host Institution:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Application Deadlines:

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):

Tuition exchange students pay their normal W&M tuition and all fees, along with a $75 application fee and an approximately $3,500 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 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 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

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

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.