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  • Locations: Quebec City, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 06/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/04/2019 08/10/2019

** 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.
Program Description:


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Summer ACE Quebec  August 4 - 10, 2019


Program Overview

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The University of South Florida would like to invite you to participate in an exciting opportunity focused on introducing out of state students to the rigors and joys of being a USF Bull.

The Summer Academic and Cultural Engagement Program (ACE) is designed to assist new freshmen with the transition from high school to college through four weeks of academic courses and social activities both on campus and abroad. ACE provides an introduction to the culture of USF and to the city of Tampa, and gives you an Education Abroad experience your very first semester!

Limited to 100 out of state freshmen, ACE creates a cohort environment that pairs academic coursework and a learning experience that gives students the opportunity to earn six credit hours of university coursework in addition to the opportunity to get involved in social, college based, leadership, and service activities. This is your chance to start "Running with the Bulls" a little early.


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Quebec City

About Québec City

Recognized by UNESCO as a World heritage, Québec City is definitely one of the most beautiful in all of North America. Québec is unique in North America and serves as a bridge between European and American culture. The city charms by the beauty of its landscape, its architecture and by the dynamism of its activities.

The people of Québec City are known for their warmth and their strong French culture and heritage. You can find many excellent restaurants and a multitude of cultural events in Québec City. Many traditions still prevail in Québec, such as ice fishing, Québec winter carnival or sledding in the winter, apple picking and corn boils in the fall or the Sugar Shack where maple syrup is made during the spring.

Université Laval campus is a main hub for the city's network of buses. Modern, comfortable, double-length buses stop at the main student union building and bring you to the main areas of the city in a short 15 minutes, thanks to special bus lanes throughout the city. Bus transportation in the city is clean, efficient and safe and regularly used by professionals, students, and all levels of society.

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Host Institution

Universite 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 Universite Laval has pioneered in program assessment and strategic planning, and remains at the vanguard of the internationalization of teaching and research. Yearly Universite of Laval attracts more than 2000 foreign students and many out of region Canadian students.

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Academic Program and Course Information

HUM1020 - Introduction to Humanities - 3 credit hours

SLS1101 - University Experience - 3 credit hours


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Dr. Brendan Cook was born in Canada, where he received a Ph.D. in History. Since coming to USF in 2013, Dr. Cook has taught a wide variety of courses on the relationship between the arts and society, exploring such diverse topics as Sienese Gothic painting, the German symphony, and Chinese tea culture.


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Program Costs

Cost included in tuition

Included in the cost:
Airfare Tampa-Quebec City-Tampa
Lodging and meals
Museum Entrance Fees
Emergency Health and Evacuation Insurance

Not included in the cost:
Personal expenses
Passport fees


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Living Arrangements

Université Laval On-Campus Housing

Rooms feature a sink and are furnished with basic furniture: two single beds including linens, a desk and a bookshelf, a closet, a chair, an armchair, a bulletin board and a lamp. Each room will also have a mini-fridge to keep beverages and snacks that you purchase. There are shared bathrooms and shower facilities in the hall. Breakfast is included in the main student union building a short walk from residence.   


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Who Can Participate?

Freshmen participating in the Academic and Cultural Engagement Program (ACE).

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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.

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Getting There

Round trip tickets Tampa-Quebec City-Tampa are included in the cost.  

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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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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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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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Special Terms

Students should carefully review 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

For academic questions:

Dr. Brendan Cook (Introduction to Humanities Instructor)
(813) 974-9380

For administrative questions:

Owen Hooper
Innovative Education
Summer and Intersession
(813) 974-6917

Nancy Di Bella
Education Abroad, USF World
(813) 974-1969


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