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Summer in Montpellier

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    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 July 5 - August 1, 2020

    (Students will have to travel on July 4th to arrive on the 5th)
    Language of Instruction French
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Residence hall-style accommodations

    (Fridge available in room, bed linen kit provided, air conditioning is not guaranteed)
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements N/A
    Application Deadline

    March 1 

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

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    *6  credits required

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

    Undergraduate students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill EXP+, GLO, LANG_PART, and SBS+.

    *Graduate students must receive credit approval from the French department.

    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.


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