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. Click on the name of the term for program start and end dates.

Program TermApplications Open Application Deadline
Summer 2019 (Session  1)   Aug 1  March 1 
Depart US May 30
Arrive Montpellier/Arrival Date May 31
Depart Montpellier/Return Date June 29
Summer 2019 (Session 2)Aug 1 March 1 
Depart US June 26
Arrive Montpellier/Arrival Date June 27
Depart Montpellier/Return Date July 27
Summer 2019 (Sessions 1 & 2)      Aug 1 March 1 
Depart US May 30
Arrive Montpellier/Arrival Date May 31
Depart Montpellier/Return Date July 27


Program Term  Applications Open  Application Deadline
Fall 2019Dec 1April 1
Depart US Sept. 4, 2019
Arrive Montpellier Sept. 5, 2019
Orientation & Welcome Week Sept. 6-11
Free weekend Sept. 12-15
Classes begin Sept. 16, 2019
Break Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019
End of classes December 14
Exams December 9-20
End of Fall Semester December 20 
Depart Montpellier December 21 
Spring 2020May 1October 1
Depart US mid January
Arrive Montpellier/Program Start Date mid January
Break March 2–10 (tentative)
Break April 20–28 (tentatvie)
End of Spring semester/Program End Date May 8 (tentative)
Depart Montpellier May 9 (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 confirmed dates and times for your in-person orientation. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person orientation.

Term .    Date/Time .    Location .    

Summer 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Carlson School of Management, room 1-147

Fall 2019 & Academic Year 2019-2020     

Wednesday, May 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 Carlson School of Management, room 1-147

*UMTC Declared and Prospective French Majors and Minors (semester, academic year, and advanced summer students 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. If you are considering declaring a major or minor, please do so prior to orientation.

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