Category: Summer in Montpellier

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 ...

First Night in France

Traveling to France was my first international travel experience. I flew on Norwegian Airlines to London, where I had a seven hour long, overnight layover. When I finally arrived to France I was extremely sleep deprived and generally confused. However, I had arrived in France a day before the start of the program, and my ...

Preparing for France Study Abroad

After I decided that I wanted to study abroad in Montpellier, I immediately started preparing for the program, months before the application was even open. When I began to take interest in the program, it included a French 101 language requirement. The language requirement is no longer applicable to the Montpellier program. However, I took ...