The IMLS Programs

The IMLS Programs

A humanitarian school combining community service and academic study

The IMLS (Institut Méditerranéen de Langues et Services) offers programs in Montpellier, a historical city, renowed for its medical faculty, one of the oldest in Europe, its ideal location on the shores of the Mediterranean, close to Provence and Spain and its rich cultural life (internationally recognized music and dance festivals).
The Institut Méditerranéen de Langues & Services (IMLS) aims at combining education and culture. It is the link between universities in France and abroad and offers specific services for students wishing to immerse themselves in the French culture and experience the distinctness of Europe (administrative procedures, registration, academic courses, housing and excursions).
Students maximize their stay by combining theory and practice: academic study at the university, a cultural experience shared with a host family as well as a deep immersion in the community through volunteering activities in hospitals, NGOs and schools, depending on their skills and interests.
Our programs include:
  • Administrative procedures (registration & visa)
  • Orientation
  • City guided tour
  • Registration
  • Academic courses
  • Volunteering
  • Accomodation (residence hotel or host families)
  • Excursions
  • Transcripts

Service-Learning

Programs including a course on French institutions and community service (available all year round). Volunteering can be combined with an academic program at the university or at the IMLS.
This program allows participants to get involved in the community as volunteers. It is carried out through volunteer work coupled with a course on French Institutions. Thus, the students will not be confined in a strict academic setting but will rather be part of a richer relationship with the city as a whole.
Over the years participants have been responding enthusiastically to this alternative form of education which gives them an opportunity to gain a holistic view of France while developing specific language, cultural and personal skills.
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