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Summer 2015 in Montpellier, France

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.

Course of Study

  • Participants will register for 6 total credits of French language and culture 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, and SBS+

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Course Information

Location

Montpellier, France

Language of Instruction

English

Language Proficiency

N/A

Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

July 4 - August 1, 2015

Living Arrangements

Residence hall-style accommodations

Eligibility

GPA

2.0 or higher

Other Requirements

N/A

Application Deadline

March 1, 2015

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

Program Cost

Application Fee

$60

Tuition Rate

$257 per credit for NY residents

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$816 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$3000 (includes housing, two meals per day, 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, books, passport, etc.)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,700.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

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: Nimes/Le Pont-du-Gard, the Camargue region, Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence, Les Cevennes, and the Roquefort cheese cellars

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange 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.

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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