Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Choose between 4 program options
Program Level 1000–3000 level courses
Courseload 15–18 credits per semester; 3–10 credits for summer


Semester & Academic Year Programs 

These program options focus on language, humanities, and liberal arts. Refer to dedicated Learning Abroad Center program web pages for businesseducationscience and engineering, psychology course options in Montpellier.

Language & Culture (2+ semesters of college-level French proficiency)

Integrated Studies (4+ semesters of college-level French proficiency)

Summer Programs

Summer Study in Montpellier program offers intensive French language study with other international students at the Institute for Foreign Students, located on the Université Paul Valéry campus and/or other American students at the University of Minnesota Program Center. The program is designed for all levels of French study, from beginning through advanced.

Participants take one course per 4-week session and may choose from three options: Session 1 (June), Session 2 (July) or Sessions 1 and 2 (June and July). The number of credits earned depends on the courses selected; courses are 3–5 credits each. Language study courses are designed for students to make progress in their language development. Topics courses are taught in French and designed for advanced students to develop their knowledge and understanding of Francophone language and culture.

Courses are designed to help students develop strong language skills and deepen their cultural understanding. Courses are pre-approved for University of Minnesota credit, and the curriculum is a prescribed set of courses.

Academic Planning Form (UofM Students Only)

University of Minnesota French majors and minors meet with the French Department undergraduate adviser at a special session to discuss course equivalencies to list on the Academic Planning Form. Summer students and students on the Language & Culture option register for pre-approved University of Minnesota French language and/or civilization courses that apply toward major and minor requirements.

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