Summer 2016 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
*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, and SBS+.
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International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution
July 2 to July 30, 2016
Residence hall-style accommodations
2.0 or higher
March 1, 2016
$270 per credit for NY residents;
$898 per credit for non-residents
$3000 (includes housing, two meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance)
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Included in the Program Fee
$1,000 (approximately; anticipated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)
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.
- 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
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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