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 2018Aug 1March 15
Advanced French (8 weeks) June 2 - July 31
Intensive French 4 week (Session I) June 2 - June 30
Intensive French 4 week (Session II) July 1 - July 31
Intensive French 8 week (Sessions I & II) June 2 - July 31
Academic Year 2017/18Dec 1April 1
Arrival September 4 
Break November (1 week)
End of Fall semester December 22
Start of Spring semester January 3
Break February 17 - February 25 (optional excursions offered)
Break April 21 - May 1 (optional excursions offered)
End of Spring semester May 4 (Engineering may differ)
Departure May 5 
Fall 2017Dec 1April 1
Arrival September 4
Break November (1 week)
End of Fall Semester December 22
Departure December 23
Spring 2018May 1October 15
Arrival January 3
Break February 17 - February 25 (optional excursions offered) (Engineering differs)
Break April 21-May 1 (optional excursions offered) (Engineering differs)
End of Spring semester May 4 (Engineering ends mid-June)
Departure May 5  (Engineering ends mid-June

*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.

Spring 2018 Monday, November 13, 3:30 - 5:30pm Blegen 335

*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 November 29 at 2:00 p.m. in Folwell 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 advisor to establish an individual appointment:

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