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New direct exchange to l’Université Laval!

Hedwige Meyer, Department of French and Italian Studies, and Paul Aoki, director of UW’s Language Learning Center, enjoy time in one of North America’s oldest streets in Québec City.

November 14, 2019

As a result of site visits made to l’Université Laval by Rich Watts, faculty director, Canadian Studies Center, and Hedwige Meyer, affiliated faculty of the Center, UW students can now participate in a direct exchange to Laval for French study.

One of Rich Watts’ first initiatives as director of Canadian Studies was to visit l’Université Laval to begin discussions about an agreement between UW and Laval to enable our UW students to take intensive French courses at Laval via direct exchange. This past summer, Hedwige Meyer, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian Studies, followed up with a visit to Laval to finalize the agreement with the director of l’École de langues in the Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, Rachel Sauvé. Early this fall, the chair of French and Italian Studies, Geoffrey Turnovsky, Rich Watts, and Mike Renes, manager of Partner and Exchange Programs, UW Study Abroad, finalized the program.

L’École de langues at Laval allows UW students to register for four to five courses per 15-week semester. Fall semester runs from early September to mid-December and winter semester runs from mid-January to late April. Courses are separated into five levels that allow students to progress from beginner to a B2 level.

L’École de langues de l’Université Laval offers a team of experienced teachers and enthusiastic monitors who are ready to give solid training in French. Alternating between in-class study and socio-cultural activities allows students to learn and practice French in a motivating setting. L’Université Laval ensures that students are living in full immersion in a cozy, dynamic and secure environment.

The priority application date for Summer 2020 is April 1, 2020. To apply visit Laval French Language Program in Québec City at UW Study Abroad.