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Summer in Montpellier

  • Details and Cost

    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 3 - July 30
    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 as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

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

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

    Academic Policies

    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • 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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