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  • Locations: Quebec City, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Summer Laval tab 1 

The 5 week intensive Summer French at Laval program in Québec offers qualified students the chance to increase their command of French in a French-speaking environment and introduces them to the heritage and cultural traditions of a unique and vital segment of North American culture. This program is affiliated with Laval University's "Cours d'été pour non-francophones". Laval University will evaluate the students' level of French when they arrive in Québec. At levels six and seven (equivalent to upper level courses offered for the French major), students choose from courses in language, literature and culture. 


Rising atop an immense promontory carved out of the Laurentian foothills, Québec City is basically a natural fortress. Québec City, whose center is about six kilometers from the University, is easily accessible by bus, car or bicycle. Less cosmopolitan than Montreal, Québec City has preserved its French character and language, while developing into a modern North American city. Because of its museums, old-world atmosphere and rich history, Québec City has become a chief attraction for summer visitors to the province. Quebec is also famed for it's10 day international music festival which takes place while this program is in session. A distinguished Canadian university, Laval University is the oldest French-speaking institution of higher learning in North America.


Students will be housed in single rooms in university residence halls. In residence halls, students can eat in the university cafeteria at an additional expense.


Education Abroad Coordinator

Louise Yahiaoui
Request an appointment here



Courses and Credit Summer Laval tab 2 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process (non-language courses, only); students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
PLEASE NOTE: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy. 

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.

Admitted participants are required to register in 6 hours of ASC 5797 which will be converted to appropriate French credit upon successful completion of the program. Students will earn 6 semester credits during this program. Classes meet five days per week for 4 - 5 hours per day, depending on the level of study. Students at the advanced levels may select courses in language, literature and culture. The exact Ohio State course equivalencies are determined by the Department of French and Italian.



Application Requirement Summer Laval tab 3

Applicants are required to complete the Universite Laval application available upon request from Louise Yahiaoui and must also submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online .Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.

Students must complete two applications for this program- one through and the application for Unversite Laval to be eligible for this program.

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have successfully completed French 1101, with a 3.0 French GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.



Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Summer Laval tab 4

Students will pay the Universite Laval program fee and GeoBlue International insurance fee. The program fee includes in-country instruction and accommodation.

For 2022 estimated program costs for Universite Laval tuition, the extracurricular program, transcript fee and accommodation in a residence hall is c$1500 CAD.  This cost does not include transportation to and from Canada, meals, spending money or personal expenses.

A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2023.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
  • Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions Summer Laval tab 5


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022
02/28/2022 07/03/2022 08/06/2022

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This program is currently not accepting applications.