Exchange Opportunities

Study in a French environment 

The Department of French Studies encourages students majoring and/or minoring in French to study in a French environment, usually in their third year. Students of all levels and backgrounds in French are encouraged to participate in the Explore Program, which is a bursary program funded by the Canadian Federal government.

Students can choose to study at various institutions in France through various exchange agreements to study in Paris (MICEFA)Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Québec.

For an overview of our Exchange Program Offering, please see our Exchange Program Slideshow

Duration: One or two terms.

All students applying to go on exchange must attend a mandatory information session:

To access the session:

  • Find Go Abroad Info Session in LEARN under Self Registration
  • Review the entire 40 minute session
  • Complete the Acknowledgement Quiz
  • Access to the application for the exchange will be provided within two business days of successful completion.
  • If you attended an information session last year, you still need to attend the mandatory information session as the information changes yearly.

Global Experience Certificate

Students intending to participate in international exchanges are eligible to apply for the Global Experience Certificate (GEC).

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The Chicoutimi Celebration Award and the Janet and Robert Ryan French Studies Third Year Away Award are both available for exchange students.

University-wide International experience/travel awards are also available. 

Find out more about scholarships in French Studies.

Useful links

Independent Cultural Study

​Study at Chicoutimi

​Explore program