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|Program Type:||University Exchange||Language of Instruction:||French|
|Non-English Language Prerequisite:||6 or More Semesters||Housing Type:||Apartments, Student Dormitories|
|Minimum GPA:||3.2||Non-English Language Learning Option(s):||French|
|Study Abroad Adviser:||Loy Macari||University Name:||Michel de Montaigne University|
|Language Category:||Language Category D||Study Level:||Graduate, Undergraduate|
- This program is ideal for advanced French speakers and requires students to have taken 6 semesters of university-level French, preferably including a literature course.
- Bordeaux is a vibrant city and region, boasting excellent vineyards, coastal proximity, and more!
- Students can study a variety of topics from political science to business alongside French and other international students.
- Students on this program wanting to go for only one semester should plan for the spring because of the university calendar. Fall: September-January; Spring: January-June.
- 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
- 6 semesters of French
- Host University application
- Visa (dependent on nationality)
Bordeaux III is an excellent destination for those who are looking for cultural diversity, excitement, and independence in both the student and local populations. It is our most academically challenging French destination, and therefore applicants must demonstrate a near-fluent command of French language. Students take classes just outside the city, but can live in various locations.
For more information about credits and OU course equivalencies for this program, please review the following:
To search the full course offerings at Bordeaux 3, follow these instructions: How to search for classes.docx
Please see the attached budget estimate for an average and the Bordeaux Expenditure Breakdown for more details.
Bordeaux Montaigne Budget Estimate
There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!
HousingDue to housing shortages, dormitories cannot be guaranteed by the university. If a student is awarded a spot in a dorm, it will consist of a single room. All rooms are equipped with a single bed, sink, closet space and a desk. Linens are provided and are changed weekly. Traditional dorms share common bathrooms and kitchens whereas the renovated dorms have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Some students choose to eat their meals in the University Restaurant (RU), which is open for lunch and dinner and which is very reasonably priced. Previous OU students recommend the renovated dorms for a more comfortable experience.
Get StartedStart by attending a Study Abroad 101 session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, log in to http://iadvise.ou.edu/studyabroad to schedule an appointment with the study abroad advisor for Bordeaux Montaigne University (III) to move on to Phase 2.
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|What was the most memorable part of your study abroad?|
|The most memorable part for me was getting to experience/understand the European city. It was great to arrive in a city that you have never been to and quickly/easily figure out how the city was laid out and how people got around. I loved figuring out the metro systems for every city and also getting the feel of the city by being around the cities inhabitants.|
|— Christoher Davidson, Fall 2010|
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||02/19/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2017||02/19/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.