Education Abroad - French

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The Department of French and Italian offers two French study abroad opportunities guided by a University of Maryland resident director : Maryland-in-Nice and Maryland-in-Montpellier.

The Maryland-in-Nice students live and study on the French Riviera for either one or two semesters.  Students take courses at the Université de Nice and with the UMD resident director. There are also several planned excursions throughout each semester.

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of our Maryland-in-Montpellier program! The Montpellier program is an intensive 3 credit summer course, FREN399X "French Language and Culture in the Mediterranean." The program includes a homestay with a French family in or near the vibrant city center. Students take courses at the Institut Linguistique Adenet and with the UMD resident director. Students also participate in guided excursions around Provence. Past activities have included visits to local farms (think olive oil and cheese tastings!), outings to musical and theatrical events, and visits to regional historical treasures such as Carcassonne (a UNESCO world heritage site), Avignon's Palais des Papes, and the ancient Arles Amphitheater. 

For details on these programs, please see the links to the left of this page.