Study in Québec City and earn 6 ASU French credits.
Start your French language requirement or finish it in one summer in a French-speaking environment.
Take French courses at one of oldest Francophone universities in North America, Laval University.
Open to undergraduate students (sophomore and above) and graduate students of French, 18 years of age or older, who desire to immerse themselves in the French language and Québécois culture.
The university provides a team of dedicated animateurs to assist with all levels of cultural integration in Quebec CIty.
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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Québec City, the only walled city in North America, is a city so beautiful that it was declared an official historical monument by the United Nations. Québec's many churches, old stone houses, and crooked cobblestone streets give it the charm of an old European city. It lies at the point where the St. Charles River flows into the St. Lawrence River and its name comes from an Algonquian word meaning the river narrows here. Historical sites like the Citadel and the Place Royale are part of the culture of the city. Spend your free time discovering the streets of Vieux Québec, walking along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, enjoying the summer festivals, and experiencing the special blend of the European and the North American.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
Students must have a 2.5 GPA at the time of application.*
Students should have taken the equivalent of FRE 101 by the time of the program
*Please note: Although courses in Quebec are academically rigorous, students are not allowed to audit or take courses pass/fail. Students will receive ASU grades for each course, and the grades will be applied to students' overall GPA. Specialized courses are available for advanced and graduate students.
Students will enroll in a total of 6 credits:
FRE 102 | Elementary French II (4 credits) FRE 194 | Studies in Quebec (1-4 credits) FRE 201 | Intermediate French I (4 credits) FRE 202 | Intermediate French II (4 credits) FRE 210 | Intensive French II (6 credits) FRE 294 | Québécois Culture (1-4 credits) FRE 311 | French Conversation (3 credits) FRE 312 | French Composition (3 credits) FRE 394 | Studies in Quebec III (1-4 credits) FRE 411 | Advanced Spoken French (3 credits) FRE 412 | Advanced Written French (3 credits) FRE 494 | ST: Québécois Culture (2-4 credits) FRE 494 | ST: Québécois Language (2-4 credits) FRE 598 | ST: Québécois Culture (2-4 credits) FRE 598 | ST: Québécois Language (2-4 credits)
School of International Letters and Cultures
Office: LL 164F
Dr. Helene Ossipov
Associate Professor, French Faculty
School of International Letters and Cultures
Office: LL 446B
Participants will be lodged in a single room in a dormitory for the duration of the program. Weekday breakfasts and dinners will be provided. The dormitories have full cooking facilities that students may use as well.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $5,940.
Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, housing with weekday breakfasts and dinners, cultural events within Quebec, ASU faculty support, and health insurance. Not included: airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
The Dorothy Govekar Scholarship, administered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) for study abroad for Summer 2019, consists of grants of $500 to $1000 awarded to ASU degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students participating in:
- ASU Study Abroad faculty- directed summer programs sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC)
- ASU Study Abroad GIE Programs (Global Intensive Programs) sponsored by SILC
Application opens November 22, 2019:https://clas-forms.asu.edu/silc/dorothy-govekar-endowed-scholarship