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  • Locations: Montpellier, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2022 06/30/2022
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: French Academic Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study: French, International Studies Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Description:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1289. Situated on a campus outside the city, the university, one of several in Montpellier, continues to emphasize the arts and humanities and is well known as a center for research in interdisciplinary topics such as strategic studies and experimental psychology. The library includes the original 19th-century collections of the Faculty of Letters. 

Want to learn more about Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3? Take a look at a video presentation HERE.

Montpellier is located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea.  It is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseilles and Nice.Located in the south of France near the Mediterranean coast, Montpellier is an ancient university town which bustles with commercial and tourist activity. Its history is reflected in an 18th-century promenade and 17th- and 18th-century buildings. Montpellier is known for its dynamism, demographic growth, cultural events and bright Mediterranean culture.

The campus is located just north of the city and includes beautiful gardens and lawns where students often gather to enjoy the amazing weather of Southern France. The campus design combines modern architecture with historical Mediterranean architecture. The SVE provides a variety of student activities to enhance student life. This includes concerts, theater performances and more. Students can also get involved in club sports teams and take advantage of the many sporting events around the city.

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

While university courses are offered in a variety of subject areas, they are mainly conducted in French.

UPVM offers two types of courses students can enroll in based on comfort and language level, Cours RI (Support courses designed for students enrolled in the Program) and Integrated Courses. Students will take a placement test upon arrival (Fall and Year students) or prior to departure (Spring students). 

Cours RI: Students will be enrolled in French courses with other American and international students. These courses are designed for inbound students coming from English speaking countries. The program provides flexibility and ensures that specific courses are being provided regardless of the level of French. 

Integrated: Depending on language level there is also an opportunity to take 'integrated classes' with degree-seeking students.  These courses are more content based and offered in a wide variety of subject areas. Courses for the upcoming year will be available to view in July. For specific course information please contact Dr. Beatrice Guenther (contact information at the bottom of the page). 

Students entering with an advanced level of French should expect to take a higher number of integrated classes,  Students with a less advanced level of French may opt for mainly Cours RI with one or two integrated classes.

Learn more about COURS RI offerings HERE

Students have several housing options at UPVM. The cost varies depending on the housing choice. To learn more details and costs about housing HERE

Please note that students studying during a Spring semester are required to pay housing through June 15th regardless of course end dates. 

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) BGSU Tuition and Fees can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Education Abroad Fee $50
BGSU International Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Pre Session and Program Fees-billed directly through BGSU* 
Program Fee (this includes fall pre- session, "Cours RI" courses, orientation, & support) 2020-2021
€1400 per semester or €2520 for academic year
€1500 per semester or €2700 for academic year

A non-refundable $500 deposit is due prior to the application deadline. This amount will be deducted from the program fee.
 *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare $1200
Housing Dorm-€230 monthly
Transportation €30 tram pass monthly
Personal Expenses €1000
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

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**We will follow university payment/refund policies and schedules.

Dr. Beatrice Guenther
Associate Professor, Romance and Classical Studies
(419) 372-8069

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403