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French in Montpellier

1 to 12 weeks
18 to 70

24 others looking at this too. Next opening is Aug 2023, with limited spots.

Trip overview

Learn the most romantic language in the world in Montpellier and know you’re far superior to anyone else in a room when you can understand phrases like “La vie est belle” and “Comment ça va”. Cool huh? 

There are many advantages to learning French in Montpellier. After all, the best way to learn a language is to study and practice it with locals. Spend less time studying textbooks or listening to pre-recordings and more time learning the language through small group classes and the art of small talk with locals. This trip has been carefully designed to make learning French as easy as possible for you by immersing you among people who speak the language round the clock, allowing you to experience the language in an entirely unique way. Trust us when we say that in no time we’ll have you not only conversing fluently with the locals, but feeling like a true local yourself. 

To top it all off, you’re in Montpellier! Our team will take care of everything, from choosing the right class for you to picking suitable lodging, as well as providing you with all the help and assistance you might need before, during, and even after your trip. So unwind and drink in this beautiful city in the south of France, known for its gothic architecture and delicious wines, knowing that everything else has been taken care of. 

So what are you waiting for? Carrie Bradshaw has done it. Blaire Waldorf has done it. Emily in Paris has done it. Now it’s your time to live your best life in France. Make the decision to study French in Montpellier and throw yourself into a new and exciting culture, make lifelong friends, and, most importantly, create some unforgettable memories while you do it. 


Small group French classes

Learn French in a structured, but relaxed environment for 20 lessons per week. With smaller class intakes, you will get enough personal attention from the teacher to ensure you get the most out of it.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheaply and easily as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalised booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Airport transfers

If staying with a French host, you will be collected by your host at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Montpellier. Your host will also return you to the airport at the end of your stay. 

Choice of accommodation

You’ll stay with a friendly host family, in a single room with shared amenities, and including some meals (breakfast and dinner). This is the perfect opportunity for you to practice your new language skills with your host family every day. Alternatively, should you prefer more privacy, you can upgrade to a private studio flat for an additional fee per week.

Local cultural experiences

With so many fun activities, like guided tours, weekly excursions, team sports and games, you’ll get an even better chance to immerse yourself in the French way of life. Included in your course is a free guided tour and 1 half-day excursion to get you started (at no extra cost).

From June 6 to August 26, however, you can enjoy a range of additional activities at no extra cost, including a city tour, afternoon at the beach, tasting (regional products, cheese, chocolates or macarons) or art exhibition, Picnic and pétanque in the evening, 1 half-day excursion and 1 full-day excursion.

Ongoing local team support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of France, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-70 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Exposing yourself to a foreign culture is by far the greatest (and most fun) method to learn a new language. Still, we're all human here, and we understand how overwhelming it can be to just throw yourself into it - that’s where we come in! 

Your trip has been finely prepared to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible before embarking on your way to France. Rest assured, you'll have our full support! Before you leave, you will have the assistance of your Trip Coordinator and committed staff on the ground to ensure you have a smooth transition into life in France. Montpellier has one international airport, and should you choose to lodge with one of the warm-hearted host families, you will be collected by the same host at the airport and taken to your accommodation in Montpellier.

Throughout your time in Montpellier, you will have the opportunity to choose between two different types of accommodation.


OPTION 1: Host family in a single room (breakfast & dinner included) 

OPTION 2: Upgrade to a furnished studio, ideal for those seeking both independence and conviviality. This option does come at an additional cost of approximately €80-€220/wk extra.


Arrive in France knowing that you will be well ahead of any other visitor seeking a foreign European experience. With everything else planned out, you can just unwind and get straight into the experience. Your courses are held in Montpellier, a vibrant university town in southern France, located about a dozen kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea. Boasting an average of around 300 days of sunlight each year, Montpellier is one of the warmest cities in France and ideal for those who would like to show off their new language skills by ordering some crisp drinks beachside in the Mediterranean. You can see it right?!

The course comprises of 20 lessons per week, with a duration that ranges from 1-12 weeks. Each class will be made up of a small group to ensure individual attention and an opportunity for everyone to integrate and share this once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience. In the class, you will encounter real-life scenarios with locals who will assist you with the more conversational aspect of French. And when your classes have finished for the day, give the books a break and immerse yourself in the vibrant, exciting city right on your doorstep! 

For your convenience, all teaching materials have been included as well as a complimentary activity program (free guided tour and half-day excursion at no extra cost), and an official TCF certification upon completion of the exam (optional). Take the step to learn French in Montpellier and reap the immediate benefits. Your new language skills will look fantastic to future employers but also progress your personal development and show you a new and exciting part of the world - not to mention the incredible lifelong friends, scenery and food you’ll encounter along the way too! 


Be aged between 18-70.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, daily subsistence & spending money.

Trip itinerary

Before the trip

You'll undergo a short writing test before embarking on your trip. This will indicate your French level so that the institution could place you within a suitable class.


Your homestay host will pick you up from the airport/bus station. 

Day 1 (Monday)

You'll go over your orientation on your first day. This will contain details about the school, classes, study techniques, French culture, and daily living in the city. After that, you will take an oral test to kick off the course.


After breakfast, you'll be heading off to class every day. On Mondays, lessons start at 10.00 am and finish at 1.15 pm. This changes slightly on the other days of the week, where lessons go from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city, interact with your classmates, and indulge as much as possible in the beautiful French culture. Rest assured that we'll constantly be keeping in touch with you along your stay. If you need support or advice at any point during your trip, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 90 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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