Oxbridge in Montpellier, France

Location: France: Montpellier

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, Summer

Dates: Year Round

Oxbridge Academic Programs

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Oxbridge in Montpellier is a full French 4-weeks immersion program for students in grades 9-12, who have studied French for two or more years. Students commit to speaking French in class and on activities for the duration of the program. Students are taught by academics, professional chefs, and artists. They choose two courses - a Major and a Minor – which are taught entirely in French. These interactive courses, coupled with a full calendar of program activities – including field trips to Avignon and the Pont du Gard - enable them fully to immerse themselves in local and French culture.


Situated in the beautiful, historical, and culturally rich city of Montpellier, this distinctive program allows students to live in an authentically French city - one where they can feel fully integrated in French life and where they can interact with native French speakers in order to accelerate their language learning. Montpellier's world renowned university, spectacularly diverse architecture, and vibrant street life - not to mention the Mediterranean culture and pace of life all make it an ideal place for high school students to spend the summer and invest themselves intellectually.

Every day, guided tours and activities are organized so that students become familiar with their surroundings. Teachers and guides lead them through the city's maze of winding streets and the picturesque squares and boulevards on which they converge. Montpellier's cultural resources are extensive: the Musée Fabre is considered to house one of France's most important public collections of art and features internationally significant exhibitions such as the one on American Impressionism in 2007; the Musée Languedocien contains treasures of the Languedoc region from prehistory to the present; the Opéra Berlioz is renowned for its acoustics and its national orchestra. Despite the fact that much of the city was destroyed by the Wars of Religion, the striking Saint-Pierre Cathedral dates back to the 14th century, and a 12th-century crypt has been restored to house the Museum of the City of Montpellier.

L'Académie de France is a complete immersion program, catering to students whose aim is to improve their spoken and written French by communicating exclusively in French throughout their time on the program. Students must have already completed at least one year of French in school, and may sign up for a variety of courses focusing on a wide range of themes (from cinema and cuisine to international relations and medicine), all of which are geared toward improving language skills. All communication, throughout the day in the residence, in the classroom, during activities, during social hours, during excursions, with guest speakers - takes place in French, and students are expected to speak French every moment of the month. (Staff are bilingual and can communicate with parents in English.) Living this way in Montpellier for four weeks, students come away having had a true immersion experience.

Type of Programs
  • Language Immersion
  • Experiential Learning
  • Student Exchange

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English
  • French

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Accommodation
- Major and Minor Classes
- Course Materials
- All Cultural Trips
- Variety of Day and Evening Activities
- Wifi in Rooms
- 2 Meals a Day
- Airport Transfers
- Course and Student Grade Report
- 24-hour Supervision

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to France


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-4 Weeks
Year Founded