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  • Locations: Quebec City, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Language Requirements:
Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
Level of Study:
Open to:
Active USF Student
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
Minimum GPA:
Academic Good Standing
Sponsoring College:
Education Abroad Office
Program Primary Subject:
Languages and Applied Linguistics
Program Description:
University of Laval French Language Program
Term 2: July 10 - Aug. 11, 2017


Program Overview

This program allows students the opportunity to engage in an intensive five-week French language experience in Francophone Canada (i.e. French Canada). In the context of the courses you will take, you can count on an excellent program combined with diverse integration and animation activities that will facilitate and accelerate your learning, and will enable you to become familiar with the French-speaking culture in North America. Not only will you be taught French by some of University of Laval's fantastic French professors, but you will also have the opportunity to live in the French-speaking part of Canada, thereby having the opportunity to immerse yourself in another language and culture.


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Quebec City, Quebec.

No trip to French-speaking Canada is complete without a visit to romantic Québec City. There's a definite European sensibility here, and you'll feel farther from home than you are, walking down cobblestone streets and stopping in small shops selling everything from pastries and artisanal cheese to antiques and art.

The heart of Québec City is the Old City (Vieux-Québec), which is divided between the Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). By far the best way--and in some places the only way--to explore it is on foot. Even if you're only here on a day trip, seeing it is a must. Start in Lower Town at Place Royal, an impressive square with houses topped with Normandy-style roofs. Take the funicular to Upper Town, where you'll land in front of the Château Frontenac. While in Upper Town, spend time strolling along Terraasse Dufferin, a wide boardwalk that runs parallel to the river, from which you'll see the Laurentian Mountains. The city's finest 17th- and 18th-century buildings are in Old City, as are its best parks and monuments. Because of the fortified city's immaculate preservation, the Old City was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

But the Old City is just a part of the Québec City experience. Outside the city walls there are plenty of interesting areas such as St-Roch, northwest of the Old City, with its grand square, artsy galleries, and funky shops. Or, walk down the Grande Allée, or avenue Cartier in the area known as Montcalm, southwest of the Old City, for high-end shopping of all kinds, as well as the Halles Petit Cartier market.


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Host Institution

Université Laval is one of Canada's leading universities in terms of research and international cooperation. This university can trace its origins to 1663 when the King of France Louis the XIV granted authorization for its creation, making it the first institution in North America to offer higher level education in French. Today Université Laval has pioneered in program assessment and strategic planning, and remains at the vanguard of the internationalization of teaching and research. Yearly, Université Laval attracts more than 2000 foreign students and many out of region Canadian students.


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Academic Program and Course Information

Download the required program course approval form here: CAF Exchange Programs

Course descriptions are available on Laval's website:

Students on this program are treated as short term exchange students for the purposes of this program. They will be enrolled in the USF holding course: ISE0001 for 0 hours.

Once a transcript is received from the University of Laval at the end of the program abroad, they will receive credit the appropriate French course for which they have been approved for.

More information TBA once the University of Laval publishes the complete program schedule.


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All courses taught by faculty and business leaders hired by the Université Laval.


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Program Costs

Costs are yet to be determined. Finalized cost will be made available once the Université Laval publishes their program fees. This program requires a minimum of two payments, one to the Université Laval in Canadian dollars and a second to the University of South Florida in US dollars (via a student's OASIS account).

 USF Cost (payable to USF): $1286.70

University of Laval Cost (payable to Laval): TBA Projected $1540* (Canadian)
* These costs are inclusive of the estimate cost of housing, fees, and cultural activities. Price of housing is subject to change and will be confirmed once the housing unit in country is confirmed. See link in Living Arrangements below.


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Living Arrangements

Two possibilities for housing are available (individual rooms): in a university residence or in a French-speaking household.
Housing: on-campus residences:

The on-campus university residences all have common kitchens, and are close to all services. You can also have your meals in the campus restaurants located nearby.

If you would like to reserve a room in a university residence, send us the on-campus accommodation reservation form along with a non-reimbursable amount of $87.50 CAN that will be applied to your first week's stay. Checks must be payable to Univerisité Laval in Canadian dollars. Payment by credit card is also accepted. After the reservation, students must deal directly with the host family.
Housing: off-campus
Also available to you at no extra cost is a referral service for housing off –campus in a French-speaking environment. All the homes proposed have been carefully selected in order to give you a comfortable place of residence adapted to your needs.


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Who Can Participate?

All USF students are eligible to participate.

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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.


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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host.


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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  


Please click here for more detailed information.



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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad.  Please see our funding page for further details.



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Safety & Health

Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites. 


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Special Terms

Students should review carefully the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document.  To view this document before applying, please click here



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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees
Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104 Fax: (813) 974-4613


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This program is currently not accepting applications.