photo of Quebec City, Canada

Dates | Costs | Location | Activities | Courses | Language | Eligibility
Availability | Housing and Meals | Application | Visa

The Université Laval is located in Québec City, Canada. Laval is the oldest center for education in Canada and is the first French Language speaking university established in the new world. It is one of Canada’s most prestigious research institutions in Canada. It hosts more than 400 academic programs and has a student population of 37,000 with more than 2,500 international students.

It also is home to the largest sports complex in Canada. It has over 30 buildings all linked by underground tunnels, allowing students to avoid inclement weather. The students union includes a pub, restaurants, cafeteria, hair salon, bookstore, and more.

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Dates


 

Intensive French Language Program: 6 credits

Application Deadline for Summer: March 12
Summer Semester: May 12- June 13 or July 7 - August 8

Université Laval’s intensive French language immersion programme is a 5-week, 6-credit programme follows the Summer Business University and offers students the opportunity to learn or reinforce their French in one of the most beautiful cities in North America: Quebec City.

 

Summer Business University: 6 credits

Application Deadline for Summer: March 12
Summer Semester: May 25 - June 20, 2014

The Summer Business University is an intensive 4week, 6-credit business program with the objective of taking students through the steps of the creative, startup process. In four weeks, they leave with a team, a product-prototype, customer validation, an international network, and startup management skills. The program is designed and led by highly-successful entrepreneurs, investors, and teachers from Québec, Boston, and California


Costs


Students will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in Canada. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. 

Business Program

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees

$1,750

International Health Insurance

$34

Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee

$300

TOTAL Program Fee

$2,084

 

Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Accommodation, 30 meal coupons, transportation to excursions, health insurance, weekend in Saguenay region, internet

$1,670

Airfare

$800

Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations

$135

Texts/Course Materials

$100

Essential Daily Living Expenses

$500

TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)

$3,205

Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)

$300-600

The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Not that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.

 

 

French Language

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees

$1,750

International Health Insurance

$34

Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee

$300

TOTAL Program Fee

$2,084

 

Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Housing and Meals

$1,075

Airfare

$800

Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations

$135

In-country Health Insurance/ Admin Fee

$380

Texts/Course Materials

$95

Essential Daily Living Expenses

$600

TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)

$3,085

Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)

$300-600

The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Not that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.


Location


Québec City is a European- style city on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site and is listed as one of North America’s top ten tourist destinations. The city caters to all interests with museums, art galleries, theatres, and sports venues. Its location near lakes, forests, and mountains provides the outdoors enthusiast with numerous opportunities. This is the prime location to explore the development of French culture in North America.

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Activities


The Universite of Laval will arrange a variety of campus activities as well as excursions within the area. Organized activities will be arranged on an almost daily basis.
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Courses


Students will participate in a five week intensive French language program and/or Business program. They will receive 6 credits. The French language program offers courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced level.

Language of Instruction


English for Business Program and French for Language Program

Eligibility


Business Program: To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 2.8 GPA and must have completed at least 30 UNC credits hours as a business major.

Language Program: To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed at least one semester of courses at UNC.

Availability


This program is open to all majors with no limit on the number of UNC students who can participate each semester. Students may apply for one semester or one academic year.

Housing


Students will live in student dorms on campus and eat inexpensively at campus cafeterias. Rooms come equipped with kitchens and bathrooms.

See individual program webpage for housing options.

Application


Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Applications will be evaluated and selections will be made immediately after the application deadline. If selected, the student will need to complete an admissions application for the Université Laval.

Visa


U.S. students do not have to apply for a visa in advance.
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