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Montpellier Integrated Studies Program

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Sponsor: University of Minnesota (UMN)

Location: Montpellier, France

Description: 

Students on the Montpellier Integrated Studies program combine a variety of French-taught special courses (grammar, phonetics, writing, French art, history and culture) for U.S. students with integrated courses with French students at the Paul Valéry University (liberal arts/humanities) and University of Montpellier (sciences, business and engineering). Credit-bearing internships are available in a variety of fields and supplemental excursions introduce students to the beauty of southern France.

In addition, UMN offers an optional, 1-credit, online Global Identity course, which focuses on helping you process your international experiences, apply what you've learned upon your return to the U.S, and market your time abroad to future employers.

Program Type: Affiliated

Terms: 

  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

  • Northwestern is affiliated with the Integrated Studies track only.
  • NU does not accept credit in transfer for courses worth 1-semester credit (for example: UMN's Online Global Identity course).
  • Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.
  • Read Internships and Service Learning for specific information about earning credit at Northwestern for internships.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an UMN application by the program's deadline

Languages: French

Language Requirements: 

2 years or the equivalent of college-level French

Housing: 

Students choose from the following UMN-arranged housing options:

  • homestay with a local French family,
  • traditional French apartment,
  • the Observatoire student residence, or
  • dormitory.
Meal plans vary by housing option. If you have special dietary needs or severe allergies to cats or dogs, UMN strongly encourages students to select the traditional apartment, Observatoire, or dormitory option.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $25,335

Billed by Northwestern: $20,660

  • Tuition: $13,332
  • Housing & insurance: $4,768
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $5,302

  • Additional meals: $1,500
  • Airfare: $1,700
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,500
  • Visa: $200
  • HTH: $152

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