Architecture of Montpellier viewed during Oxbridge Academic Programs

Oxbridge in Montpellier

Grades 9-12

Lycée Notre Dame de la Merci, Montpellier

Enrollment for Oxbridge in Montpellier is closed for 2021.

We encourage you to explore our other programs, including Oxbridge in Paris and our Oxbridge Online Academy.

Oxbridge in Montpellier is a language immersion program for students with two or more years of French who aspire to improve their speaking and writing skills by communicating exclusively in French.

Students with two years of French study French Language: Conversation and Composition as their Major and choose from thematic course options for their Minor, all of which are designed to improve fluency and comprehension. Students with three or more years of French choose full immersion academic topics such as Médecine or Relations Internationales.

Our program is housed in the Lycée Notre Dame de la Merci, a boarding school that dates back to the sixteenth century. Students live in the historic heart of Montpellier, with the city’s most charming streets, museums, and monuments located just minutes from its door. 

Our 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.

To reap the benefits of a study abroad program in Montpellier, apply now!

The Paris Connection is an optional 4-night extension available to students on Oxbridge in Montpellier.

About Montpellier

Located on the Mediterranean coast, Montpellier boasts one of Europe’s oldest universities and Medical schools. It is also a fast-growing modern city that is home to outstanding museums, an impressive Opera house, and three Michelin star restaurants. Its mix of modern and ancient architecture - along with its winding, medieval streets – make it the perfect place to spend a summer soaking up more than 1,000 years of French history. With Lycée Notre Dame de la Merci, a Montpellier boarding school dating back to the 16th century, as their base, students and their classes absorb the culture and energy of this university town in which nearly one-third of the population are students.

Program Blog

Want to learn more about the Oxbridge experience? Our program blog provides a glimpse into life on campus through the eyes of current and past participants. Updated regularly throughout the programs, the blog provides a day-by-day summary of the enriching and fun activities in which students take part on an Oxbridge program.

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“I chose Law which was a subject that I am very interested in but had never gotten the opportunity to study. In the class, our opinions and intellectual abilities were stretched, and new thoughts and ideas were explored.”

Abeer A – Student at the Oxford program

“Fashion is my passion. I wanted to pursue it in more depth, and what better place to do so than New York. I loved this program! It has truly been a once in a lifetime experience.”

Andreana D. – 2019

“My French teacher recommended the program when I told her I wanted to be fluent. I loved being in Montpellier, I made amazing friends, the staff was awesome, and I loved the dorms. I loved the program. It exceeded my expectations and they were high.”

Victoria R. – 2019

“It inspired very engaging thought the whole time I was here; all of the staff were kind and knowledgeable about Barcelona. I wish I had more time with my new friends and the city.”

Jeremiah J. – 2019