Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Quebec City, Canada
- Program Terms: Summer Quarter
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Academic Term||Summer Quarter|
|Credits||12 - 15 credits per quarter|
|Eligibility||Sophomore standing or higher; 2.75 GPA|
|Program Manager||Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||April 1|
|General||This program is specifically geared to students who would like to focus on French language acquisition. It is tailored to each student's language level, and allows them to take content courses designed for speakers of French as a foreign language. Courses will be taken on the Université Laval campus in the city of Québec.|
Known worldwide for its rich history and European charm, Québec City is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. The city on the St. Lawrence River offers exceptional quality of life and affordable cost of living and tops the list of Canada’s safest urban centers. With its cultural and economic vitality, Québec has all the benefits of a big city in spectacular natural surroundings.
The Université Laval campus offers an outstanding and safe study and living environment. With its greenspace, woodlands, and extensive network of foot and bike paths, its North-American-style campus and its buildings are easy to navigate and access. The campus is close to the city center and well integrated into the community, with a rich cultural, athletic, and social life in one.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this program must be of Sophomore standing or above and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
You will approx. receive 12 - 15 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here
L'École de langues (ELUL) will give access to a free online placement test to all prospective students applying for FLE courses. L'École also recognizes the score obtained on these tests: TFI, DELF, TCF and TEF.
L'École de langues allows you to register for 4-5 courses per 15-week semester. Fall semester runs from early September to mid-December and Winter semester runs from mid-January to late April. Courses are separated into 5 levels that allow you to progress from beginner to a B2 level.
In order to maintain full time status, you'll need to complete at least 120 hours of study. Students who have applied through UW Study Abroad, in addition to Laval, for 3-4 courses will earn 18-24 UW credits, most likely of French 199, 299 or 308/390/337. Other UW credits may be awarded. The actual UW credits you will earn will be determined after you return to the UW and will depend on the French you have completed prior to the program and the level(s) you will complete in Laval.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
Students can apply to live in one of the university residence halls or arrange housing on their own.
More information can be found here: https://www.residences.ulaval.ca/en/
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
The study abroad application for a direct enrollment program includes:
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.