Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:

Program TermApp Open DateDeadline*
Summer 2018 Intensive French (Session I)Aug 1March 1
Depart US May 30
Arrive Montpellier May 31
Depart Montpellier June 30
Summer 2018: Intensive French (Session II)Aug 1March 1
Depart US June 27
Arrive Montpellier June 28
3-day long weekend
(free for travel)
Sat, July 14 - Mon, July 16
Depart Montpellier July 28
Summer 2018: Advanced French and Intensive French (Sessions I & II)Aug 1March 1
Depart US May 30
Arrive Montpellier May 31
3-day long weekend
(free for travel)
July 14 - Mon, July 16
Depart Montpellier July 28
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
Break March 4 - 10
Break April 22 - 28
End of Spring semester May 10
Depart Montpellier May 11
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 20
Arrive Montpellier January 21
Break March 4 - 10
Break April 22 - 28
End of Spring semester May 10
Depart Montpellier May 11

*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.

TermDate/TimeLocation
Summer Sessions, Fall Semester 2018 & Academic Year 2018-19 Friday, April 27, 2:30 - 4:30pm 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 Monday, April 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. in Folwell Hall 315. 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: frenstds@umn.edu.

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