Université de Lausanne Summer French Language Courses

About the Program

Lausanne offers French language courses in the summer. Their offerings include 3-week and 6-week options for complete beginners and for students at levels A1 through C1. However, there is only one program track, the Mutual Teaching in Context or MTC Program (previously called "Learning through Cultural Mediation" or LCM) that offers transfer credits. The MTC Program is only available to students at the B1 level of French language proficiency or higher. Please note that your language level will be assessed on the first day of class and you will be placed at that time. 

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Partner Institution
Université de Lausanne
Program Dates

Depends on program track but, courses run from July through early September 

Country
  • Switzerland
Area(s) of study
ArtsFrench Language
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022

Course Credits

You will enroll in 1 language course. Your language level will be assessed upon arrival. Please note that currently, ECTS credits (2 ECTS Credit = 1 UBC Credit) are only awarded for the MTC program; however, fees will be charged regardless of the program you enroll in. Visit the program page for information on assessment and credits.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Money and Finance
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Money and Finance
Partner course code: HEC 3
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-07-04
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Multilingualism, social practices and language appropriation
Partner course code: EFLE
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-11-03
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: THE LEARNING THROUGH CULTURAL MEDIATION (LCM) PROGRAMME
Partner course code: FLE
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Intercultural partnership in oral. B1
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Improving written expression A2-B1
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Discourse: Written and Oral 2
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Elements of linguistics for the appropriation of French
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Discourse: analyzation and practice
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Social issues in the press and cinema
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-08-26
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Street French
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Reading and Writing
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Grammatical Interfaces: Concepts and Models
Partner course code: ANTH 3
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-11-24
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Linguistics : Attitudes to Language
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-18
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Language Acquisition
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Introduction to Multilingualism in Society
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Attitudes to Language
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: French in the street
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-22
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: General Sociology B
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Introduction to Social Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
UBC course: GEOG 272
Title: Remote Sensing
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-22
UBC course: PSYO 270
Title: Introduction to Methodology in Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: PSYO 271
Title: Statistics 1 for Psychologists
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: PSYO 2nd
Title: Introduction to the Epistemology of Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-16
UBC course: PSYO 322
Title: Adolescent Psychology: Normal Development and Identity
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-16
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Introduction to Psychoanalysis
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Developmental Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-02-19
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Counselling and Intervention Psychology
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Approach
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: SUST 1st
Title: Sustainability: scientific and social issues
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Theatrical Improvisation in Writing
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-01-04
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Analysis of Texts: Theatre and Novel
Partner course code: FREN 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-01-04
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Practical courses of French A1-C
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-06
UBC course: FREN 2nd
Title: Holiday Course
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-07-05
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Swiss French Political and Economic News in the media
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Tandem- Oral Intercultural Partners
Partner course code: FREN 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Around Translated Texts/English
Partner course code: FREN 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Linguistic Elements for the proper learning of French
Partner course code: FREN 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: Didactic and Cognition
Partner course code: FREN 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: French by Registers
Partner course code: FREN 3rd year
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: FREN 3rd
Title: The Contemporary French Song
Partner course code: FREN 3rd year
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-12-06
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Religion: An Introduction to Religious Fields
Partner course code: PSYO 3rd
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2017-11-24

Tuition and Fees

You will pay UBC tuition for the number of credits you enroll in for this program. 

Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Partner Institution
Université de Lausanne
Program Dates

Depends on program track but, courses run from July through early September 

Country
  • Switzerland
Area(s) of study
ArtsFrench Language
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • January 27, 2022