"What accommodation should I choose for my stay in Montpellier? The independence of a studio apartment, or sharing life with French people... whom I don't know?"
Yes, the choice is difficult and depends on each person's personality. But don't worry: I've very carefully selected the Méditerranez-vous hosts, based on their desire to share time with foreigners like you. Especially if you choose the options with breakfast and dinner with your host family, they will introduce you to their world, have you taste their food, and chat with you... But, of course, it's a two-way thing, so it's also up to you to play the game!
The housing and rooms have more or less the same level of comfort (bed, wi-fi, etc.). Some are perhaps a bit more "luxurious" (with a pool, for example), but they have the disadvantage of being further from the downtown area and the school. At Méditerranez-vous, what justifies the price difference is the time that your host will spend with you and the time that you'll speak French with him or her.
Accommodation is from Sunday to Sunday.
The hosts live in Montpellier (some even just next to the school), or in nearby suburbs (you can get to their homes easily by public transportation).
The best option to practice French assiduously! In this option, your host makes you part of his/her life, introduces you to friends, and takes you on outings. More than just accommodation, it's total immersion into French culture that's offered!
A unique experience.
A good, reasonably priced option. You have the advantage of sharing daily life with a French person and being able to talk with him/her during these meals.
Your evenings are free after dinner.
A "homestay lite" that will give you a glance of the daily life of the French, while leaving you a lot of independence.
Recommended for those who want to discover French restaurants (because you won't be able to cook at your host's home).
The low-budget option. Your host simply makes a bed available to you, and you're then totally independent.
You may use the kitchen during certain hours your host agrees to.
Whether you came alone or not, you prefer to be independent.... In that case, it's better to rent an apartment.
Méditerranez-vous has a network of people who rent fully-equipped and very charming small apartments!
And, of course, the traditional option: at a hotel!
Méditerranez-vous has selected 2 charming, very French hotels for you, 10 min. by foot from the school: the Hôtel des Arceaux and the Hôtel du Palais.