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France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study abroad in the vibrant city of Montpellier, and experience its centuries-old history of social tolerance and intellectual advances. Program participants get the chance...

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India

MSID International Development in India

Study international development in India, and experience the cradle of one of the most influential and oldest civilizations on earth. Program participants also get the chance...

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Ecuador

MSID International Development in Ecuador

Study international development in Ecuador, and experience the wonderful blend of indigenous and Spanish colonial, all while advancing your Spanish language skills. You also...

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Venezuela

Study Abroad in Venezuela

Study abroad in Venezuela, a beautiful country that boasts snow capped mountains, steamy jungles, and Caribbean beaches. Students can begin their Spanish language studies...

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Spain

Study & Intern in Toledo

Experience studying and living in Toledo through a program offered by the University of Minnesota in collaboration with Jose Ortega y Gasset Foundation. The program is based...

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Ireland

Study Abroad in Dublin

Once a Viking settlement, and with most of its architecture dating to the 18th century, Dublin is a city rich with history and culture. It is celebrated for its world-famous...

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Thailand

MSID - International Development in Thailand

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students will investigate the complexities of development issues in Thailand - such as environment, globalization, public health, and social...

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Senegal

Contemporary Culture & Entrepreneurship in Senegal

Gain insight into contemporary Senegalese culture through language study and thematic coursework. Learn about culture and marketplace economics inside and outside the classroom....

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Spain

Study & Intern in Madrid

Live and study in Madrid, Spain's alluring and lively capital city, and have an unforgettable semester. The program is geared toward students who want to improve their beginner...

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Ecuador

Intensive Spanish in Ecuador

Few countries as small as Ecuador contain such remarkable geographic and biological diversity, ranging from coastal deserts to temperate mountain valleys to Amazon forests....

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Senegal

Intensive French in Senegal

Rapidly improve French proficiency in less than four weeks in an advanced language course, through conversations with a host family, and by interacting daily with Senegalese...

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Kenya

Intensive Swahili in Kenya

Home to more than 45 tribes, significant European and South Asian minorities, and a population of 28 million speaking dozens of languages, Kenya shares with its neighbors...

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Morocco

Arabic Language & Culture in Morocco

Learn Modern Standard Arabic in the classroom and Darija in the enchanting streets of Fez, considered Morocco's cultural capital. On weekends, explore the imperial city of...

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India

Intensive Hindi in India

This program from the University of Minnesota appeals to students who are interested in completing a full semester of Hindi language during a short-term summer program. One...

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Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    4

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    6

Awesome Program

Many bars have weekly trivia (questions are asked in French and English) and it is a really fun thing to do at night, just grab a group of friends!

I chose this program because I wanted to be able to go somewhere where English wasn't as prominent so I could really practice my French skills.

I lived in a homestay in the middle of town and it was wonderful!

Program: Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    4

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    6

Awesome Program

Montpellier is a great city to immerse yourself in the French culture. Unlike in Paris, if you speak to someone French in French, you will get French back and not English which is great. This is a really young and vibrant community so it was great to come and just hang out with all of the young people here.

Program: Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    5

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

My Experience Abroad

I was interested in International Development so I participated in this program. One of the memorable experience I've had during this program was my interaction with the locals.

Program: MSID International Development in Ecuador

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

Better than I expected

I have never been to another country before and France is not what I would have expected. The university is great and the dorms are better than I expected. Montpellier is a great city but some things aren't as nice as I originally thought. I did have some culture shock here, but it only took me about a week to get used to things. I would definitely suggest this program through the University of Minnesota because all the staff is helpful and the IEFE program plans tons of fun activities all week, every week!

Program: Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    N/A

  • Social Life

    N/A

COME TO MONTPELLIER

This program takes excellent care of its students. The UMN staff works hard to match each student with an academic program that suits his or her needs. They are endlessly patient and helpful, which is a very good thing because the university system in France is not easily navigated. This program is very flexible and allows you to create your own study abroad is experience, but it offers support when you need it. Montpellier itself is a beautiful, lively city with a huge student population and incredible Mediterranean weather. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone interested in an abroad experience in the south of France.

Program: Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

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