Montpellier cityscape

Montpellier, France

Program Characteristics

Home to 60,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance.

The fall semester takes place from the beginning of September to mid-December. The spring semester takes place from mid-January to mid-May.

Courses are offered in partnership with the Université Paul Valéry (UPV) and the Université Montpellier (UM).

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Four semesters of college-level French

The Student Assistants organize weekly activities to familiarize students with the city and provide them with opportunities to meet French students.

Students have three housing options:

  • Homestay (preferred)
  • Apartment with other program participants
  • Studio apartment
Esplanade de l’Europe
Video: More information about the program, operated by the University of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center