Programs : Brochure
University Paul Valery Exchange (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Montpellier, France
- Program Terms: Autumn Semester, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Year (A/W/Sp)
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20-28 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|Adviser||Mike Renes | email@example.com|
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General|| This direct exchange is geared to students
with advanced French language skills who
are motivated to take regular, host university
courses and fully immerse themselves in the
life and culture of French society and student
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.|
Situated in the heart of a region with a rich cultural heritage, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes, the Camargue and the Garrigue, Montpellier is a regional capital with an excellent reputation in France as well as abroad. Montpellier is a beautiful, sunny city filled with students, due to its close proximity to several universities. The center of the city, extending out from la Place de la Comedie, is only open to pedestrians, making it a very walkable area. Multiple tramway lines connect the center to the outer-lying neighborhoods, including the universities.
All housing fees are paid directly to UPV on this program. You will be housed in a dormitory during the Pre-Stage, and can receive assistance/advice on finding housing for the remaining year. All students are offered to stay in a student dorm (which is the easiest and cheapest option). It is EXTREMELY difficult to find housing in Montpellier but not impossible. The fees for apartments vary according to size and location.
This program is unique among our direct exchange options. You will pay a program fee which covers the cost of your tuition at Paul Valery in lieu of your home tuition. The fee for the 2018/19 academic year is below.
This program fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You will pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the University of Paul Valery Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
University Paul Valery Exchange.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.