Interim in Quebec
Discover French-Canadian culture and language in Montreal and Quebec City.
After arriving in Montreal, you stay for three nights in a downtown youth hostel. You will learn how to manage the city’s transit system and visit some of the city’s main sites. Then you move to French-speaking host families that provide room and board for nine nights. During the day, the group visits the different neighborhoods of Montreal and participates in various activities, ranging from museum visits, plays, concerts, guided walking tours to service learning, tubing/skiing in the Laurentian Mountains, skating, snowshoeing, and, if possible, a Canadiens hockey game. Once the homestay is completed, you will travel to Quebec City for three nights to explore the town’s French colonial history and cultural sites. The group returns to Montreal for two final nights in a downtown hostel before flying back to Grand Rapids. This course may fulfill an elective in the French major and minor. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Prerequisite: French 201.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Quebec is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province that has a predominantly French-speaking population, and the only one to have French as its sole provincial official language.
Students examine Quebecois history, society and current events through readings and hands-on experiences.
AccommodationsStudents will live in youth hostels in Montreal for 5 nights and with French-speaking host families that provide bed, breakfast and dinner for 9 nights.
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