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  • Locations: Montpellier, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year (Fall - Spring)
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  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
French
Level of Study:
Undergraduate
Open to:
USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
Transfer Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Program Description:
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Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III)



 

Fast Facts

Montpellier, France (pop. 250,000)
Student Enrollment: 16,000
Language of instruction: French
www.univ-montp3.fr/
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Location

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.
 

Program Type

Academic year and semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.

 

Program Dates

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange: Regular Courses
Academic year: September to May
Semester 1: September to December
Semester 2: January to May

Option 2: ISEP-Direct semester or full-year: French Language
Academic year: September to May
Semester 1:September to December
Semester 2: January to May
 

Programs

Students have a variety of options at Montpellier based on their language level and interest. Each program numbered below is a distinct program. Students should choose one and clearly indicate it on their ISEP application.

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange- Semester or Full Year Enrollment in Regular Courses (a high level of French is required)

Economics and Economic Administration

Humanities and Environmental Sciences: biology, geography, history, history of art & archaeology 

Languages, Literature and Area Studies: Anglo-American, German, Modern Greek, Oriental, Romance, Semetic, Slavic

Letters, Arts, Philosophy and Languages: art, audiovisual, classical literature, drama, linguistics, modern literature, philosophy

Social Sciences social psychology, psychology, ethnology, sociology, mathematics applied to social sciences.

Students who select this option will also have access to the support courses ("Cours RI") offered by the International Relations Office and designed for international students, provided they take a specific placement test upon arrival. Every semester, up to 7 hours of classes will be offered in French as a Foreign Language, Phonetics and Composition, and, depending on the semester, between 5 and 7 hours of classes will be offered in areas such as History, Culture, Literature, Theatre, Cinema etc. 

Option 2: ISEP-Exchange - Semester or Full Year Enrollment in "Cours RI" courses or "Cours RI" courses combined with Regular Courses (an intermediate level of French is required)

New in 2015-16, students with an intermediate level of French have the opportunity to take a mixture of "Cours RI" courses designed for international students and regular university courses (see regular course subjects offered above under Option 1) on exchange. Students must take a specific placement test upon arrival. "Cours RI" course details from 2014-15 can be foundhere (fall) and here (spring).

Option 3: ISEP Direct- Semester or Full-Year: French Language and Culture (an advanced-beginner level of French is required)

This program has an instructional focus on French language and culture. Each semester, the program will combine intensive French language study and three classes arranged by the International Relations Office. Students also have the possibility to take one or two regular university courses if language requirements are met (see regular course subjects offered above under Option 1). The intensive French as a foreign language courses consist of 16 hours of classes per week for 12 weeks through the Institut d'Études Françaises pour Étrangers, IEFE. A student tutor will also be available for additional help. This option includes three excursions per semester that focus on regional cultural topics.

Housing and Meals

Option 1: ISEP-Exchange: Regular Courses
Students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in the Cite Universitaire, a mile from campus. A stipend is provided to purchase meals in the campus restaurant or to cook.

Option 2: ISEP-Direct semester or full-year: French Language
Students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in the Cite Universitaire, a mile from campus. A meal stipend is not provided.
 

Orientation

On both ISEP-Exchange and ISEP-Direct programs, students will receive individualized attention to help choose a set of courses. Once students have thoroughly read the course description brochures and the university website, the student will meet with the ISEP-Coordinator who is also the academic advisor. The registration officer will also help in the process in addition to student monitors.

Students will receive specific housing instructions prior to arrival. Please read all e-mails arriving from the host insitution as they may include important arrival and housing information.
 

Profile

Universite Paul Valery (UPV) is one of the oldest 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. The library includes the original 19th-century collections of the Faculty of Letters. Total enrollment: 16,000 (one-sixth international).
 

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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