Université Paul Valery 3 is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1289. Situated on a campus outside the city, the university, one of several in Montpellier, continues to emphasize the arts and humanities and is well known as a center for research in interdisciplinary topics such as strategic studies and experimental psychology.
Enroll in regular university courses alongside French students, choosing from a wide variety of departments to design a schedule that fits their academic needs. Known as one of the best French-language training centers in the nation, UPV has a unique program that provides training on how to teach French as a Foreign Language with research in socio-linguistics and teaching methodology. Other strengths include classic and modern literature with a special focus on francophone literatures, history and geography, political science, international relations and philosophy. ISEP students also have access to the "Cours RI," courses developed specifically for international students offered via the International Relations office.
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Located in the south of France near the Mediterranean coast, Montpellier is an ancient university town which bustles with commercial and tourist activity. Its history is reflected in an 18th century promenade and 17th and 18th century buildings. Montpellier is known for its dynamism, demographic growth, cultural events and bright Mediterranean culture.
The campus is located just north of the city and includes beautiful gardens and lawns where students often gather to enjoy the amazing weather of Southern France. The campus design combines modern architecture with historical Mediterranean architecture. The SVE provides a variety of student activities to enhance student life. This includes concerts, theater performances and more. Students can also get involved in club sports teams and take advantage of the many sporting events around the city.
Checl out this video clip of the Maison des Étudiants at Paul-Valéry University Montpellier, showcasing the activities, the energy, the bond and the solidarity of students at UPV.