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UMN-Montpellier Summer Program


Program Location Montpellier, France
Sponsor University of Minnesota (CIC-SPA)
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30022
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2017 06/14/17 to 07/29/17
Summer 2017 06/03/17 to 07/29/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Overview

Live and study in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. It is the ideal place for an introduction to French language and culture.

Based at the Paul Valéry University, the liberal arts division of the University of Montpellier, this program also provides access to the highly regarded medical, engineering, and law departments through an extremely flexible course structure. Choose from a mix of special courses with US and foreign students and regular University of Montpellier courses with French students.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:University of Minnesota (CIC-SPA).

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 4 Sem French

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Student select either the six-week Advanced Program or the six-week Intensive Program.

Click here for course descriptions.

Housing
The university dormitory is conveniently located near the Paul Valéry campus. You will have a single room, and there is a cafeteria but no cooking facilities. Bathrooms are co-ed and located on each floor.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee is for the Advanced French program and includes tuition, housing in a dorm, two meals per day, insurance, and excursions. There is an additional fee of $400 to live with a host family.

The program fee for the intensive program is slightly higher. Please see the UMN website for details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2017

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$6,875.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Books and Supplies$50.00
Meals$500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$750.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin