Student Life

students enjoy a meal during Oxbridge in Montpellier

The Oxbridge classroom isn’t limited to one room or building.  Every Oxbridge course is designed to make the most of the extraordinary resources of the great cities in which the programs are taking place, so that students discover the city through the course and the course through the city.  On any given day, the classroom might be a local museum, a research lab or hospital, the market square, or a nearby park. Some days, the teacher’s expertise is supplemented by discussions, workshops, and demonstrations run by vising guest speakers. This variety in both venue and content delivery are core to our academic philosophy and contribute to an interactive and immersive environment.

The extracurricular activities on Oxbridge in Montpellier have been specially chosen to further the language immersion experience and assist students towards French fluency.

Students attend talks and take part in fun activities designed to enhance their fluency, soak up national culture by visiting museums such as the Musée Fabre and the Musée du Vieux, tour famous attractions like the Parc Zoologique and Château de Flaugergues, taking field trips to Avignon and the Pont du Gard, and attending a concert at the Opéra National de Montpellier.

Montpellier’s prime location on the south coast also allows for regular outings to the beach as well as trips to the nearby city of Nîmes and the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.

Although no week on an Oxbridge program is “typical”, the below provides a general overview of a week in the life of a Oxbridge in Montpellier student.

Oxbridge in Montpellier - Full French Immersion - Typical Week*

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MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30 Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Day Trip to Nimes and Pont du Gard
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 Minor Class Optional Activities:
Guided Tour of Musée du Vieux Montellier, Sports in Parc du Peyrou
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Trip to Saint Guilhem-le-Désert
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Shopping at L'Altelier de la Peluche, La Grand Motte Beach Trip
Day Trip to Nimes and Pont du Gard (continued)
4:30 - 6:30 Optional Activities:
Montpellier Quest - Scavenger Hunt
Optional Activities:
Guided Tour of Musée du Vieux Montellier, Sports in Parc du Peyrou
Optional Activities:
Guided Tour of Musée Fabre
Optional Activities:
Trip to Saint Guilhem-le-Désert
Optional Activities:
Guided Tour of the Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret
Optional Activities:
Shopping at L'Altelier de la Peluche, La Grand Motte Beach Trip
Day Trip to Nimes and Pont du Gard (continued)
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:30 - 10:00 Optional Activities:
French Movie Night, Calligraphy Workshop
Optional Activities:
Crepe Making Workshop, Montpellier Trivia Night
Optional Activities: 
Walking Tour in Town and Ice Cream in Place de la Comédie
Optional Activities:
Volleyball Tournament
Optional Activities:
Les Estivales de Montpellier - Night Market with Live Music, Local Products, etc.
Optional Activities: Student Talent Show Optional Activities: 
Concert at Opera National de Montpellier
10:00 - 11:00 Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In
12:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

*Typical daily schedule for this program. Actual details may vary.