Category: Summer in Montpellier

Weekend in Montpellier

For the third weekend of the program, I decided to stay in Montpellier. After having traveled for the past two weekends I was more than happy to relax in the city that had become my home base. This also gave me time to experience the city, that I do not typically have during the week. ...

Weekend in Nice

The second weekend of the program we were free from Friday to Sunday. This allowed time to travel independently to where ever we desired. Some students opted to stay in Montpellier and explore, while some travelled to Paris or other parts of Europe. A group of nine of us decided to head for Nice, France. ...

Carcassonne

On Wednesday of the third week of the program, the entire group went to Carcassonne for the day. Carcassonne is a hilltop town in Southern France. It is known for its medieval citadel. This city has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era (around 3500 B.C.), however, it is now only inhabited by around 40 people ...

Montpellier, France Week 2

The Montpellier program provides many meals during the trip. Breakfast is served every morning, which usually consists of croissants, pastries, breads and fruit. For lunch, we are given access to the University of Montpellier cafeteria on campus. This cafeteria has a plethora of options and is of a higher quality than most of the university ...

Weekend in Paris

At the end of the first week in Montpellier, the entire program departed for a weekend in Paris. Despite the 6 am wake up call, we were extremely excited to experience Paris, some of us for the first time. To get there, we took the TGV. The TGV is France’s high speed rail system. This ...

Montpellier, week 1

After arriving on campus in Montpellier, I soon found that everyone else on the program was experiencing the same thing as I was. We were all exhausted. I woke up in the hotel and had my first French breakfast from the hotel buffet. It consisted of a baguette with jam, two yogurts and a madeleine ...

Preparing a French Independent Study

Preparing to travel to France in order to study abroad for 5 weeks entailed quite a bit of planning. For me, the planning began long before the trip was near. Around a year ago, I was browsing the study abroad programs that Drexel offers when I found the Montpellier program. At the time, I was ...