University of North Carolina in Montpellier

Language of Instruction: French
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Live in a homestay and study in Montpellier during a semester abroad.

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2018
See other program dates


The University of Montpellier - UPV is a supported enrollment program sponsored by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and is offered to students with at least 5 semesters of French. Courses are available in the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences. You live with a French homestay family during the semester abroad.

The Academics

As part of the UNC in Montpellier program, you take three core courses taught at Accent Français, a local French language Institute and also directly enroll at the University of Montpellier - UPV for at least two university courses with local French students.

Program Features

Semester program students are housed in French homes where they spend time with families during meals and beyond the classroom.

In addition, the UNC in Montpellier Program offers several excursions and several social or cultural activities.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
5 semester of language, or equivalent (Advanced)
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018