photo of Quebec City, Canada

Study French at the Université Laval in Quebec

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


Application Deadline for Fall: March 12
Fall Semester: late August - mid-December

Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Semester: Early January - April/May

 

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.

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All costs are estimated based on a five-month semester.

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees

$3,397

International Health Insurance

$265

Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee

$300

TOTAL PROGRAM FEE

$3,962

 

Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Housing and/or Meals

$2,800

Airfare

$770

Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations

$120

In-country Health Insurance

$350

Texts/Course Materials

$500

Essential Daily Living Expenses

$3,000

TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)

$7,540

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

$700 - 1,000

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


Students will receive an international buddy who will help show them around campus and get them acclimated to life in Québec. Welcome week includes nightly activities. The international student office will also organize cultural activities and field trips. Additionally, students can get involved in a plethora of outdoor activities in and around Québec City.

 

Courses


Students have four tracks of study depending on their interests and language ability. Students may enroll in business courses offered in English, English/Literature courses taught in English, intensive French language, or the full range of university courses taught in French.

The business school at Laval is AACSB accredited allowing business students to transfer most courses back to their degree program at UNC. The Monfort College of Business has developed a list of transferable courses for business majors.

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Students wishing to study French language may enroll in the 15-week intensive French language program during the semester. Laval offers all levels of French language.  There is a $90 fee per 3-credit French course.

Students with a high level of French language ability may enroll in regular courses taught in French. Laval has programs comparable to nearly every major offered at UNC.

Click here for a list of business courses offered in English
Click here for a list of elective courses offered in English

For those wishing to take English literature courses, the University of Laval offers 10-15 courses taught in English each semester.

Language of Instruction


French and some English, Business courses in English

 

Eligibility


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.

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Application


Students must first complete the UNC Study Abroad Application and an additional application for U Laval, which they should obtain from their Study Abroad Advisor.

 

Visa


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


Photos


Photos UNC students have taken while in Quebec

Pavillion
Vieux Quebec Street (Photo courtesy of Hailey Sands)

Vieux Quebec
Vieux Quebec including Chateau Frontenac (Photo courtesy of Hailey Sands)

Residence Halls
Residence Halls (Photo courtesy of Hailey Sands)

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