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  • Locations: Montpellier, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: FRE 350 Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: All courses in French, French
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Classical Studies, Communications, Economics, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, Geography, Greek, History, International Studies, International Studies: Europe, Latin, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre Arts
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Allegra Laing
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About the Location

France is located in Western Europe and shares borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.  France is a member of the European Union and is the world's sixth largest economic power.  French is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world.  Montpellier, a city of over 250,000 inhabitants, has a diverse student population.  It is situated in Languedoc, near the Provence region, about six miles from the Mediterranean Sea and a four-hour train ride from both Barcelona and Paris.  It is a young, vibrant city.  It has a wonderful Mediterranean climate, and the area is rich in history and cultural activities.


Academics

All students on the UNC in Montpellier program take three courses taught at UNC's new program space near the Jardin Botanique. The courses are taught by the French Resident Director and French professors.  In addition, students take a minimum of two direct-enroll classes at the University of Montpellier III-Université Paul Valéry (UPV) with French students.  Students on the fall and year program also participate in a pre-semester intensive language program.

A wide variety of university courses (UPV) are available in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  The resident director assists students in choosing and registering for appropriate courses.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • To see course listings for this semester program, click here
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

Fall semester – late August to mid-December
Spring semester – Early January to Early June


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/TravelGrants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

Students live in French homes where they have breakfast and dinner every day and share the life of a French family.  Homestay families will provide bed linens, blankets and towels.  They will also provide access to the washing machine or, in some cases, do your laundry.  Most families do not have internet access available to students in their homes. 
 


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by UNC-Chapel Hill.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.

Students are also encouraged to attend the pre-departure orientation offered at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more? Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

French Embassy in D.C.
U.S. Embassy in Paris
U.S. Consulate Marseille (closest)

Airports

Montpellier Airport

Local Travel and Tourism

City of Montpellier
SNCF (French rail system)
Tam (Montpellier public transportation) 

LGBTQ Resources

ANGEL 34

Newspapers

Midi Libre
Le Monde
Le Figaro
Libération
L'Humanité



Testimonial:
Testimonial:
It's great to enhance your French and you can really experience the Southern French culture.
     — David Edwards, Spring 2015
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 01/17/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/04/2019 12/21/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., January 17. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by the final deadline to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 01/17/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., January 17. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by the final deadline to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 08/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., August 1. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by the final deadline to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.