Quebec City

Study in Québec City Program

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About the program

Coursework: French 122 - 3 credits

Instructor: Dr. Stéphanie Palisse, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Immerse yourself in French language and culture! Enjoy a full Québec Immersion experience by staying in the heart of the city, next to the Plains of Abraham, steps away from the Old City !

French 122 in Quebec City is an intensive, three-week immersion course in spoken and written French, for students who have completed either French 12 in secondary school, or taken FREN 112 at UBC Vancouver or an equivalent post-secondary course elsewhere.

The program will give students an opportunity to work with their French instructor in a supportive, small-group environment. It will use an integrated method to facilitate the development of communicative abilities without neglecting the study of grammatical structure, literature and writing.

The course will include longer class periods than in a standard course, along with afternoon workshops and cultural activities around Quebec City that will complement the in-class learning by providing an opportunity to practise language skills in real-life contexts.  It will also allow students to learn more about the history and culture of the city and region.

By the end of the course, students can expect to have significantly improved their understanding of spoken and written French and of Quebec culture. They will be able to speak and to write about the language-class commonplaces of self, family and friends, personal interests and daily routine. Also, they will have had valuable experience in asking local residents about their life in Quebec, they will have learned to read literature and other media in French with greater ease and insight, and they will be able to bring better-informed opinions to discussions of Canadian and Quebec culture, history and even politics.

Students’ performance in the course will be assessed and their mark will be determined on the basis of an examination and shorter quizzes, compositions, oral presentations to the class, and structured interactions with French speakers. If successful, they will earn three UBC credits (not transferred credits), they will meet the prerequisite for FREN 123 and, if they are Arts students who have joined the course on the strength of heritage knowledge and the instructor’s permission without ever earning credit for language 12, they will satisfy the Faculty of Arts Language Requirement.

General timeline

May 27 – June 18, 2018


Please review the general eligibility requirements for participation in a Global Seminar.  In addition, please note the program requirements outlined below.  

Students must have completed either French 12 in secondary school, or taken FREN 112 at UBC Vancouver or an equivalent post-secondary course elsewhere or permission from the course instructor.

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between $1800-$2200. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1000 Go Global Award. The Award is provided after all Program Fees are received by Go Global.


In country group accommodations


Program related travel (public transportation, group train tickets, etc.)


Entrance fees to program related activities (museums, site locations, etc)


On-site guest lecturers

Breakfasts and dinners



Some group meal (weekdays lunches, first dinner and last breakfast)

Go Global Fee

Weekend in Montréal

*UBC Tuition - Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to Quebec City is a separate cost.  You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Global Seminars refund policy

Refund on deposits

Students are eligible for a refund of their deposit minus the administrative fee ($415) if they withdraw from the program within 30 days of paying the deposit; this provides time to fill vacated spots so the cost to other students does not increase. After 30 days, the deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Refund on program fees

Students who withdraw from a Global Seminar after having paid the remaining program fee are not eligible for a refund of their deposit or the program fee. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at


Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

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