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Study Abroad

Summer in Montpellier

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    Participants will experience French language and culture as students at an international summer school in Montpellier, France. With a population of 230,000, Montpellier is the dynamic capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region located in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Known for medieval architecture, Montpellier is also a modern city exhibiting a vitality that includes festivals, theater, music, dance, and more.

    Program Highlights:

    • Guided tour of Montpellier
    • 4 half-day excursions and 3 full-day excursions
    • 4 cultural workshops highlighting traditional dance, music, and cuisine
    • Screenings of French movies each week, swimming at beaches and inland rivers, hiking, cycling, and spelunking.
    • Past excursions have included the following: Marseille, Nimes/Le Pont-du-Gard, the Camargue region, Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence, Les Cevennes, and the Roquefort cheese cellars

    Location Montpellier, France
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates June 30 to July 28, 2018

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *6 undergraduate credits required

    Participants will register for a 6 credit French language and culture class offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

    Students following the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) will fulfill Skill 3 and DEC I.  Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill EXP+, GLO, LANG_PART, and SBS+.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Residence hall-style accommodations

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a partner university program   WILL NOT  calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

    Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.


  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements N/A
    Application Deadline

    March 1

    *Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early.

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 per credit for non-residents

    Program Fee $2600 (includes housing, group excursions, and international health insurance)
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees $1,000 (approximately; anticipated personal expenses, food, books, passport, etc.)
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $1,700.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Pascale Jones
    International Programs Coordinator
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
    Tel: (631) 632-7030
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
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