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Study Abroad + Volunteer Service: Montpellier, France

Program Duration

3-6 Months


Throughout the year, Academic Year, Summer, Spring, Fall


Spring 2015: January 17, 2015 to April 15, 2015

Degree Level



IPSL welcomes applicants from all nations and backgrounds. Language requirements for selected programs. Minimum age is 18. Gap year students, college students and graduates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • French

Subject Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Architecture
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Classical Studies
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Service Learning

Cost in US$:

$18,275.00 total program fee including 19 credits

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Fees include all instruction including associated field trips, housing and most meals; service placement and supervision; health insurance; administrative fees and pre-departure materials. Personal expenses include airfare, books, lunches during the week, local transportation and spending money.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Community Centers
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Senior Citizens
  • Tutor
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

IIPSL participants are typically U.S. undergraduate students who want to study and volunteer abroad. They generally take 3-4 academic courses (12-15 credits) and do community service (15-20 hours per week). Participants want an integrated experience where learning and service work together.

Age Range

18 - 30+

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

There are numerous non-IPSL scholarships and financial aid available that students may apply for.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad