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  • Locations: Quebec, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: University of North Georgia 
  • Program Costs: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 02/01/2023
Rolling Admission 06/25/2023 08/06/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Non-UNG Students Allowed: YES Cadets Only: NO
Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Program Duration: Summer: 2 to 8 weeks
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: French, Host Culture/History, Host Language Courses
Language of Instruction: French Modern Language Courses Offered: French
Click here for a definition of this term Max Number of Credits Offered: 09 College: College of Arts & Letters
Program Description:

UNG Summer: French in Quebec at Laval University

Downtown Quebec CityThe 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
  • Hiking

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

Quebec City

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.


Room at Laval U.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
  • Cafeteria
  • On campus
  • Close to supermarket and cafeterias
  • Internet
  • 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

Available Courses 

Choose one:
Course Description Prerequisite
FREN 2950
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. FREN 1001
FREN 3920/4920
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. FREN 2001
Choose two:
Course Description Prerequisite
FREN 1920/1930/1940
Elementary French
These courses introduce students to the French language. N/A
FREN 2930/3930/4930
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
FREN 2940/3940/4940
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

Students must schedule an appointment with a member of staff of the Center for Global Engagement in order to receive credit for this program. 


Program Cost: $3,216+ UNG Tuition & Fees
Includes 2% non-refundable administrative fee
Primary Costs Additional Costs
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
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Selected excursions/entrance fees
  • Initial 5-day bus pass
  • Textbooks
  • 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.
  • Vaccinations*
  • 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.

Payments Amount Deadline
Deposit $500.00 Feb 1
1st payment $906.00 Feb 15
2nd payment $905.00 Mar 15
Remaining Balance $905.00 Apr 15

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find the Financial Aid Office location on your home campus to discuss your aid package. Most students are eligible to use HOPE, Zell Miller, Pell, Student Loans, and other aid towards the cost of their program. 

Participants may also be eligible to apply for additional scholarships and grants. Schedule an appointment with a CGE advisor for additional guidance on requirements. 

Program Contacts

  Schedule an Appointment with a CGE Advisor to discuss the application process and requirements.
Program Director
Dr. Olivier Le Blond
Gainesville - Nesbitt 4238
Dahlonega - Dunlap 301A


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

This program is currently not accepting applications.