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Universite de Toulouse - Le Mirail, Toulouse II
Toulouse, France (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Language Requirement: 2 years French
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Universite de Toulouse– Le Mirail , Toulouse II


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Universite de Toulouse, Le Mirail (l’UTM) is the second largest university in France, and one of Europe’s oldest.  There are 120,000 students studying at three campuses throughout Toulouse: Le Mirail (Toulouse II) for Humanities, Toulouse I in downtown for Law, Economics, and Business, and Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier for Sciences and Medicine.  The University is a  mainstay of Toulouse, having been part of the city since 1229 AD, and the study body continues to take an active role in the arts, activities, festivals and general culture of Toulouse. 

Academics
The language of instruction at l’UTM is French.  UM students can take classes in French as a Foreign Language, French Literature, English Language and Literature, History, and Linguistics.  The Departement d'Enseignement du Français Langue Étrangère (DEFLE), part of l’UTM, offers language courses for foreign exchange students.  

Housing & Meals
Students may stay in residence halls near the Mirail campus or in private apartments.  Home stays are possible for short periods of time.  Students can purchase meals at the campus cafeteria, and from markets and restaurants in the area.   

Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board to l’UTM.  Housing costs range from 150 to 350 EUR per month.  Lunches in cafeterias on campus cost 3 EUR per full meal.  Montana residents must apply in person to the French Consulate in San Francisco for their student visa (costs US$120).  UM financial aid can apply to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program. 

Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival at l’UTM.  The minimum full-time course load is 24 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits per semester, which transfers to 12 UM credits per semester. 
Program Dates
Semester 1: late September to  February
Semester 2: February to June

Toulouse, France
Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, some 366 miles from Paris.  It is called the Pink City because of its entirely brick-built houses and monuments.  It is the fifth largest metropolitan area in France, with numerous colleges, research institutes and industries.  The large student population drives a vibrant art, restaurant, and cultural scene.  
Toulouse, near the wine- producing Languedoc region, is adjacent to the Pyrenees. To the west of Toulouse, these mountains form the border of France and Spain, and these Catalonian inhabitants share a common mountain culture and language.  The area has spectacular hiking and trekking opportunities in the Parc National des Cevennes and canoeing in the blue water of Gorges du Tarn. 
For more urban adventures, the TGV can escort students to the country’s romantic capital city, Paris, where world-class art museums, fashion, tantalizing food options, and architectural wonders await.     

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: French
Language Requirement:  Two  years college-level French prior to exchange
University website:  www.univ-tlse2.fr
Length of  exchange: semester or academic year

TOULOUSE AT A GLANCE
Population
1,102,882

Climate
Mild winters (average temperature is 49?F) and hot summers (average temperature is 83?F)

Proximity to
Marseille: 200 miles
Paris: 366 miles
Angers: 284 miles
Barcelona: 158 miles

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 01/20/2015 05/20/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.