Business in France

Business in France — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Program Term

App Open DateDeadline*
Academic Year 2018–19Dec 1April 1
Depart US Sept 5
Arrive Montpellier Sept 6
Break Oct 29–Nov 4 
End of Fall semester Dec 21 
Start of Spring semester Jan 28 (tentative)
Break March 4–10
Break April 22–28
End of Spring semester May 10 (tentative)
Depart Montpellier May 11 (tentative)
Fall 2018Dec 1April 1
Depart US Sept 5
Arrive Montpellier Sept 6
Break Oct 29–Nov 4 
End of Fall Semester Dec 21 
Depart Montpellier Dec 22 
Spring 2019May 1October 15
Depart US January 2
Arrive Montpellier/Program Start Date January 3

Classes begin

January 7
Break April 13–28
End of Spring semester/Program End Date May 3
Depart Montpellier May 4

*Program dates are subject to change. Contact the LAC for verification of dates before purchasing your airfare.
**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.

Fall 2018  Friday, April 27, 2:30– 4:30 p.m. Blegen 120

*UMTC Declared and Prospective French Majors and Minors (semester, academic year, and advanced summer only): A mandatory academic planning session with the French Director of Undergraduate Studies will be held on TBD in Folwell TBD.  Plan to attend this meeting if at all possible in order to complete the Academic Planning Form, rather than setting up an individual meeting with the French department. If you have a class conflict at this meeting time, you can contact the French adviser to establish an individual appointment:

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