PROGRAM DETAILS

Live and study for a semester or academic year in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. 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. It is the ideal place to study how business is conducted within a culture and understand the nuances of working across multiple cultures.

This program was developed in conjunction with the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is based at the University of Montpellier. You will take courses in English and/or French alongside French and international students. French as a foreign language courses are also offered.  

Two or three day-long excursions are planned each semester to introduce you to the unique character of southern France.  These day excursions are included in your program fees. In addition, the program’s social assistants organize activities in Montpellier to help you get to know the city and to provide you with opportunities to meet French students. Optional longer excursions are also organized by the Program Center staff during the semester and are offered at an extra cost if there is sufficient interest.

HOUSING & MEALS 

Students may choose between four different housing options in Montpellier. The cost of the homestay includes 16 meals per week, while the other housing options do not include the cost of meals. Additional information about each housing option and tips about budgeting for meals can be found in the Housing & Meals Guide

Course Description

This program is offered in English and French, and is specifically designed for business & marketing students. Select your track level below to see detailed course offerings and syllabi according to your level of French.

English Track (no language prerequisite)

French Track (4+ semesters of college-level French/minimum B2 in French)

All students are required to enroll in the core program course Global Business & Industry: France at the Crossroads, as well as a French as a foreign language course. Most students enroll in a total of five courses (30 ECTS/15 U.S. credits) per semester. 

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University of Minnesota in Montpellier

Live and study in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    French Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.5 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to this program must submit the following additional application materials by uploading them to the "additional documents" section of the ISEP application. 

1) Academic Reference 

2) Personal Essay

Please answer the following questions (max 500 words):

1) Why did you select this particular program and how does it suit your academic, career, and personal goals?

2) What do you think you might find challenging about studying abroad and how do you think you will meet those challenges?

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in French)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    French Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.5 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students applying to this program must submit the following additional application materials by uploading them to the "additional documents" section of the ISEP application. 

1) Academic Reference 

2) Personal Essay

Please answer the following questions (max 500 words):

1) Why did you select this particular program and how does it suit your academic, career, and personal goals?

2) What do you think you might find challenging about studying abroad and how do you think you will meet those challenges?

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students focusing primarily on liberal education and/or human resource management courses in French should apply through the French Language & Culture program option. 

All students who have taken any French in the past should complete an ISEP language evaluation. Students applying for the French Track must submit an ISEP language evaluation demonstrating at least a B2 level in French. More information about these requirements can be found in the French Language Evaluation Guide

All grades and credits for these programs are issued in U.S. equivalencies on a University of Minnesota transcript. 

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