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Summer 2017 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.

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

Check out pictures from previous years on our Facebook page.


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+.

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Course Information


Montpellier, France

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

July 1 to July 29, 2017

Living Arrangements

Residence hall-style accommodations



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements


Application Deadline

April 30, 2017
*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

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $270 per credit for NY residents ; $988 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.  

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

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

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
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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