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Wheaton in Québec

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Program Overview

Wheaton in Québec is a language and culture program in the French-speaking province of Québec. Students spend four days in Montreal at the beginning of the program and then spend five weeks studying French and Québec culture - including its history, cinema, folklore, literature and song - at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. 

  • Sponsoring Department: Modern Languages
  • Program Leader(s): Dr. Alan Savage and Dr. Sheri Abel
  • Term: Summer 
  • Program Dates: May 15 - June 19, 2020
  • Estimated Cost: $5,500.00 - $6,100.00 (airfare not included)
  • Prerequisites: Students must have fulfilled the foreign language competency requirement in French (FREN 201 or the equivalent)
  • Eligibility: Open to both Wheaton and non-Wheaton undergraduate students
  • Partner Institution: UQAC (École de langue française et de culture québécoise, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  • Highlights: The program begins in Montreal. In Chicoutimi, students have a homestay with Québécois families and study language and culture with experienced, dynamic native Francophone teachers.

Course Offerings

Students earn six credit hours toward the French major or minor.

FREN 340: Québec Civilization and Culture (3 credit hrs)
On-site study of Québécois history, art, politics, and culture.

FREN 330: Advanced French in Québec (3 credit hrs)
Advanced grammar and oral/written expression taught by native Franchophone speakers in a university setting.

This program fulfills the study abroad requirement for the French major at Wheaton College.

Program Fees

The estimated program fee includes tuition, all administrative fees, orientation materials, housing, two daily meals (students are responsible for lunches), and all group excursions. 

Program fees do not cover the cost of airfare to/from Québec. Students arrange their own flight itinerary so that they may travel independently after the program has ended or return home. Students are responsible for lunches, any personal expenses, and souvenirs.  

Learn More

If you have questions or would like to know more about the Wheaton in Québec program, contact Dr. Alan Savage, Professor of French, or Dr. Sheri Abel, Associate Professor of French, for further information.

How to Apply

To apply, visit GoGlobal, Wheaton College's registration system for off-campus study and international travel, research, and internships.