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APSU helps consortium to secure grant from Quebec

This year will mark the 15th year that Austin Peay State University has sent students and faculty to participate in French language immersion programs at the École de Langue française et de culture québécoise (ELF) of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC).
This year will mark the 15th year that Austin Peay State University has sent students and faculty to participate in French language immersion programs at the École de Langue française et de culture québécoise (ELF) of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC).

Since then, other Tennessee universities have joined APSU students and faculty for the summer language programs in Quebec. In 1997 APSU, Union University and the University of Tennessee at Martin developed the Mid-Continent Consortium, an international educational cooperative composed of 10 regional public and private universities that annually sends students to programs in Quebec, Mexico and Spain for intensive language studies.

In Spring 2009, APSU was instrumental in helping the Mid-Continent Consortium to secure a $28,100 research grant offered by the Ministre des Relations internationales du Québec to support a short-term visiting faculty program to begin in Fall 2009 and continue through Fall 2010. APSU and other Mid-Continent Consortium member institutions plan to host short-term visiting lecturers in a variety of disciplines from Quebec universities, including the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

For more information, contact Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran, coordinator of International Education at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-6851 or by e-mail at rousselott@apsu.edu or Dr. Karen Sorenson, professor of languages and literature, by e-mail at sorensonk@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger