OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Canada

OSU: Canada - Quebec, Université Laval (French Immersion)

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Canada
Host Institution: 

Université Laval

Location: 

Quebec City

Duration: 
Summer
Language: 
French
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Requirement: 

Min. gpa 2.75

Good academic standing

Program Details: 

5-week Intensive French Course (offered in July and August)

As North America’s first French-language university, Université Laval is the perfect place to study, because in addition to providing a comprehensive education in French, it gives you the chance to solidify your learning immersed in a setting where life is conducted en français.

Broaden your horizons

Study in French to add value to your studies and stand out in the job market!

  • French is the only language after English that is spoken on every continent. As an official language in 33 countries around the world, French is spoken by over 200 million people.
  • French plays a key role in many countries as the international language of administration, diplomacy, or business. That makes it an important asset for international jobs, research work, and careers at major global organizations such as the UN, UNESCO, NATO, and the OECD.
  • The French language boasts a rich cultural and scientific heritage. What is more, it is a key language in a number of fields, including social science, human science, and philosophy.
  • As one of Canada’s two official languages, French is the foundation of much of Canada’s history and culture. As the official language of Québec, it will give you insight on Québec culture and open the door for fruitful social interactions here.
  • Learning French helps you learn other languages, not only other Latin-based languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian, but English as well, since over 50% of the words currently in use in English have French roots.

Whether your goal is to travel, work, or build your network of business contacts or friends around the world, knowing French can be a big advantage.

For more information, contact Dr. Nabil Boudraa in OSU's School of Language, Culture and Society.  You may also visit the 5-week Intensive French Program at U Laval. 

Program Costs: 

Total Estimated Program Costs: $4,875

Program fee: $2,200 (includes tuition, fees and books)

Housing and Food: $1,325

Application fee: $50

International Airfare: $550

Local transportation: $50

Passport, insurance, personal expenses, misc.: $700

Academic emphasis: 
French

SAS: Semester At Sea

Program Administrator: 
Semester at Sea
Country: 
Multiple Countries
Host Institution: 

Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.

Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.

Location: 

Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for more information.
See the SAS video to learn more about the program.

Program Costs: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for program cost details
$350 per term OSU Education Abroad Administration Fee

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biology
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
General Science
Geography
History
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.

OSU: Canada, Vancouver, University of British Columbia

Program Administrator: 
OSU
Country: 
Canada
Host Institution: 
Location: 

One of the world's most beautiful cities, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver has something to offer everyone. Totaling 1.4 million people, Vancouver includes a broad mix of cultures.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

Sophomore standing; good academic standing at OSU.

Program Details: 

Visit the UBC website for incoming international students.

Program Costs: 

Visit the Finances section of the UBC website.

Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
American Studies
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Biochem. & Biophys.
Bioengineering
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Botany
Business Admin.
Chemical Eng.
Chemistry
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Digital Comm Art
Earth Science
Ecological Eng.
Economics
Education
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
English
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Exercise & Sport Sci.
Finance
Food Sci. & Tech.
Forestry
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
History
HDFS
Int'l Business
Italian
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Eng.
Microbiology
Music
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Nutrition
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.
Women Studies