[PAST EVENT] W&M Faculty Led Study Abroad Program to Montpellier
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Montpellier is located on the south coast of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, just a few miles from the Mediterranean. One of France’s fastest growing cities, Montpellier offers a relaxed atmosphere and treasures its 1,000-year-old history, preserved in an unusual medieval cathedral, an 18th century aqueduct and water tower set in formal gardens, and an elegant Old Quarter of 17th and 18th century residences. It was first settled under a feudal dynasty in the 900s and was once a leader in medical teaching. It was a key city during the 16th century Reformation and now is defined by its high population of university students and narrow, winding city streets.
William & Mary’s summer program in Montpellier offers students the chance to immerse themselves in French language, literature, and culture.
The Institut des Études Françaises pour les Étrangers (IEFE) is the host institute of this intensive summer program. Participating students live with French families in Montpellier. In addition to taking classes, students will conduct an independent research project on-site on life in either Montpellier or its region. There will be excursions to cultural and historic sites around the region.
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