Study and Volunteer Service in the South of France...mais oui!
Students will be immersed in French culture in Montpellier, a 1,000 year-old city located in the Languedoc region of temperate and friendly southern France that has long been a crossroads for European, Mediterranean and North African culture and civilizations. Students will spend a semester studying French language, culture, civilization, and social issues at the Institut Méditerranéen de Langues/Services (IMLS). Courses in French language are taught at five different levels, from beginning to advanced. Additonal cultural courses are available along with the IPSL service-learning courses.
In addition to studies, students live with a French family, serve 10–12 hours per week in a local agency, and explore the region through excursions. The volunteer service immerses participants in the culture and deepens your understanding of French society and increases French language acquisition.
Don't be a tourist; live like a local.
Bustling with French and international students, the university city of Montpellier has a historic inner medieval center, modern businesses and shopping, and a typical central plaza with theatres and sidewalk cafés where much of the life of the city takes place. In the area nearby are Neolithic sites, Roman settlements, walled medieval towns, the beaches of the Mediterranean, and the ecological and wildlife treasure known as the Camargue. Montpellier is a short trip to Barcelona and the gateway to Spain.