Department of Modern & Classical Languages
Dr. Olivier Le Blond
The Québec Program is a French-immersion program conducted in collaboration with the Université Laval, located in Québec City. All students will take a course on Québec history and civilization with the program director during week 1 of the trip. During the following 5 weeks, students take courses with Laval University teachers. Classroom instruction is supplemented by excursions, sporting, cultural, and social events conducted in French by a team of Université Laval animateurs. Students will reside and eat meals with Quebecois families. There is no other USG French immersion program in Canada. During weeks 2-6 students will take 18 hours of formal classroom instruction per week. The excursions and activities for week 1 include: walking tour of Québec City; orientation on campus; museum visits to the Musée de l'Amérique Francaise, Musée de la Civilization, Centre d'interpretation; and aperitif at the program director's residence. For weeks 2-6 the activities and excursions include: visit to a cabane à sucre; visit to Tadoussac and whale watching; visit to lle d'Orléans; cathedral visits; hiking; 2 movies per week; international night; costume ball; and one group meal with the director. Students will also have an individual meeting with the director every Monday.
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.
Laval has been teaching French as a foreign or second language since 1937 and has developed its own very 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 may earn up to 9 credit hours
- 6 week summer program
- Weekend excursions organized by local faculty and students
- All instruction is in French
FREN 1920/1930/1940- Elementary French (3hrs)
These courses focus on the expansion of vocabulary, comprehension, basic conversation, pronounciation, and grammar and structure of the French language.
FREN 2920/3920/4920 - 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 2930/3930/4930 - French Language (3hrs)
These courses offer a continued study of French with a concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
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.
- R/T airfare from Atlanta to Québec
- Housing with local families
- 3 meals daily
- 6 week bus pass
- Selected excursions
- International & local insurance
|Does NOT include:
- North Georgia tuition & fees (9 credit hours)
- Passport fees
- Spending money
- Travel to/from Atlanta airport
If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a University of North Georgia student, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor
to see how much of your current aid package you'll be able to utilize towards this exchange program. Click here
to find the Financial Aid Office location on your home campus. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships: