UNG Summer: French in Quebec at Laval University
The Québec Program is a French-immersion program conducted in collaboration with the Université Laval, located in Québec City. There is no other USG French immersion program in Canada.
All students will take a course on Québec history and civilization with the program director during week 1 of the trip. The excursions and activities for week 1 include:
- Walking tour of Québec City
- Orientation on campus
- Museum visits to the Musée de la Civilisation
- Visit to the Assemblée Nationale du Québec
- Museum vist to the Musée des Plaines d’Abraham
- Visit to military fort La Citadelle de Québec
- One group meal with the director
During the following 5 weeks, students take 18 hours of formal classroom instruction per week with Université Laval professors. Classroom instruction is supplemented by excursions, sporting, cultural, and social events conducted in French by a team of Université Laval activity leaders. For weeks 2-6 the activities and excursions include:
- Visit to a Cabane à sucre
- Visit to Tadoussac and whale watching
Students will also have an individual meeting with the director every Monday.
Accompanied by a UNG Professor with a group of UNG students.
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest international and only land border.
Second largest country by area, Canada is also a bilingual nation, where English and French are its official languages.
- Capital: Ottawa
- Population: 35,623,680
- Demonym: Canadian/Canadien(ne)
- Major cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Halifax
- Sites: CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Banff National Park
- Popular dishes: Poutine, maple syrup
The Université Laval is the premier French-speaking university in North America and has 38,000 students. Laval is proud to be a green campus with a very well-organized recycling program. The campus is 56% wooded parkland, green space, and athletic fields.
Université Laval has taught French as a foreign or second language since 1937 and has developed its own effective pedagogical approach. The teachers are engaged in and devoted to teaching French. It is, simply put, their passion in life to promote French and Québec culture. Québec is a French-speaking Canadian province. It is the only province with a predominantly French-speaking population.
Students will stay at the Université Laval Residence Hall. Student residences provide a welcoming living environment and adequate supervision as well as psychosocial support services. This easily accessible and confidential service ensures the well-being of students during their stay.
- Standard room
- Shared bathroom
- Shared kitchen
- On campus
- Close to supermarket and cafeterias
- In-room refrigerator
- Students may earn up to 9 credit hours
- 6 week summer program
- Weekend excursions organized by local faculty and students
- All instruction is in French
Introduction Québec Culture (3hrs)
|This course focus on Québec Culture, including site visits, journal-writing, an oral presentation and term paper on one aspect of Quebecois culture.
Québec Civilization and Culture (3hrs)
|These courses focus on Québec Culture and Civilization from 1535 to present day, including site visits, reading a novel, journal-writing, an oral presentation and term paper on one aspect of Quebecois culture.
Students must schedule an appointment with a member of staff of the Center for Global Engagement in order to receive credit for this program.
|These courses introduce students to the French language.
French Language - Grammar (3hrs)
|These courses offer a continued study of French with a concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
||FREN 1002 for 2930;
FREN 2002 and above for 3930/4930
French Phonetics & Conversation (3hrs)
|These courses focus on an in-depth study of phonetics and conversational situations designed to enable students to argue and defend their position.
||FREN 1002 for 2940;
FREN 2002 and above for 3940/4940
Program Cost: $3,216+ UNG Tuition & Fees
Includes 2% non-refundable administrative fee
|Primary Costs are those which are included in the student's payment to the host University and/or to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). These costs do not tend to fluctuate during the application process.
- UNG tuition and fees
- Some meals
- Selected excursions/entrance fees
- Initial 5-day bus pass
- International health insurance
|Additional Costs are those which are not included in the student's payment to the host University and/or to CGE. These costs tend to fluctuate during the application process and can change based upon the student's lifestyle and/or program location.
- Roundtrip airfare from Atlanta to Quebec City
- Travel to/from Atlanta airport
- Personal Expenses
- Passport Fee
*Consult your healthcare provider and the Center for Disease Control for information on vaccinations.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Schedule an Appointment
with a CGE Advisor to discuss the application process and requirements.
Programs in other countries may not meet US Standards of accessibility for persons with various needs. In addition, programs may have specific requirements for participation.
Below are the essential function(s) required for program participation:
- Sleeping on rented beds as provided by the program, such as hotel room beds, dormitory beds, etc.
- Walking over very long distances
- Climbing stairs (elevators are not always available overseas)
- Standing for long periods of time
- Living in quarters with no air conditioning or refrigerators
- Sitting for very long periods of time
- Traveling by air, train, boat, bus, or other cramped conditions for hours at a time
- Navigating small streets, paved, unpaved, covered in uneven surfaces, and often without sidewalks
- Being able to keep pace with large groups of people while on site visits
- Being able to work in a group setting
- Carrying packed suitcases and other personal belongings with no help
- Being subjected to outdoor conditions for long periods of time (rain, extreme heat or cold, etc.)
- Hiking or climbing up hills, mountains, or other extreme inclines