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  • Locations: Montpellier, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: French Housing options: Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Chinese, Culture, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Geography, German, Greek, Hebrew, History, International Relations, Internships, Italian, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Performing and Visual Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Portuguese, Pre-Law, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Language GPA: 3.0 Program type: Direct enrollment, Hybrid
Language level: French 44 or the equivalent GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
montpellierLocated ten miles from the Mediterranean coast in southern France, Montpellier is a city of a quarter of a million inhabitants. In a city of developing academic, commercial, and technological fields, Montpellier retains the charm of centuries-old mansions, courtyards, and narrow shaded streets.

The administrative capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier is steeped in Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance history. International theater, ballet, concerts, and museums add to the historic and cultural diversity of this regional center.

The program is sponsored by the Global Campus of the University of Minnesota (UM). The host institutions are Université Paul Valéry (UPV), one of the oldest universities in Europe, and the University of Montpellier (UM) .

Academic Program
Pomona students enroll in the Advanced Track of the University of Minnesota's Language & Culture in Southern France program, and students register for 15-18 U.S. semester credits to earn 3.75-4.5 Pomona credits.

Pomona students are required to enroll in:
  • Advanced French Grammar & Methodology
  • Advanced Writing in French or Phonetics
  • At least one direct enroll course with French students taught at University Paul Valéry or University of Montpellier
  • At least two other elective courses, chosen from courses taught by one of the university partners or the University of Minnesota program. At least one elective course must have significant content related to France (e.g. history, culture, literature, etc.).
Pomona students may not enroll in courses taught in English.

Students are not permitted to take any courses taught by the University of Minnesota study center on a CR/NC basis, however, students may take direct enrollment university courses on a CR/NC basis.

Living Arrangements
Students may choose from one of three housing options: living with a host family, living in a university residence hall, or living in an apartment shared with other students from the program. Dormitory and apartment space is limited. Homestays provide 2 meals/weekday and 3 meals/weekend day. Pomona provides a weekday lunch allowance. Dormitories and apartments do not include meals, but Pomona provides a meal allowance for self-catered meals.

Number of Students
University of Minnesota enrolls approximately 40 students, selected from a national pool. The Université Paul Valéry has approximately 19,000 students. 

Host Institution
University of Minnesota
Université Paul Valéry (UPV)
University of Montpellier (UM)

Faculty Liaison
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer

  • Completion of French 44, or equivalent, is required. Completion of an upper-division French course (100 level or higher) is highly recommended. 
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.