Senior Associate Director
Program sponsor: University of Minnesota (UMN)
Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. This program provides access to a wide variety of humanities, engineering, and science courses through an extremely flexible course structure. Choose a program track, as follows (language requirements differ by track - see under Language Requirements):
Open to students from all majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Language requirement based on your program track:
Northwestern does not accept credit in transfer for courses worth 1-semester credit (for example: UMN's Online Global Identity course).
Students choose from the following UMN-arranged housing options:
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 apartment or dormitory options.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the affiliated programs in Montpellier offered through the University of Minnesota (UMN), and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to the the Montpellier program, you may be required to pay a deposit directly to UMN to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your program's tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You will receive a separate invoice from UMN for other costs, including your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay UMN directly by their deadline. If you paid a confirmation deposit, it will be credited to your UMN invoice.
Additional fees may apply for specific housing options, certain courses, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to UMN.