Business in France

Business in France — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Program Term

App Open DateDeadline*
Fall 2019Dec 1April 1
Depart US September 4, 2019
Arrive Montpellier September 5, 2019
Break Oct 29–Nov 4 (tentative)

End of Fall Semester

Dec 20, 2019
Depart Montpellier Dec 21, 2019
Spring 2020May 1October 1
Depart US January 2 (tentative)
Arrive Montpellier/Program Start Date January 3 (tentative)
Classes begin January 7 (tentative)
Break April 13–28 (tentative)
End of Spring semester/Program End Date May 3 (tentative)
Depart Montpellier May 4 (tentative)

*Applications after this deadline may be considered. Contact Maria Mantey at to inquire.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Spring 2020  November, TBD West Bank, TC Campus & online

*UMTC Declared and Prospective French Majors and Minors (semester, academic year only): Please contact the French department to set up a meeting with Trina Whittaker, Director of Undergraduate Studies in order to complete the Academic Planning Form. 

Program Handbook Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on
this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research
Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship