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Study Abroad Program · Late Summer · Three or Five Weeks

Program Overview:

You will be immersed in the French language while learning from native French-speaking instructors and living with a French-speaking family in the heart of the beautiful Saguenay region of Quebec. Offered by the École de langue française et de culture québécoise at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. You must have basic knowledge of French or permission from the APSU instructor who manages this program. In addition to taking French language courses, you will visit a historic village and a zoo in the Lac St. Jean region of Quebec and historic Tadoussac. The program also includes a whale-watching excursion on the St. Laurence River. An optional pre-program weekend in Quebec City includes museums, live music and shopping. The itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

Lodging and Meals:

Lodging with a French-speaking family and most meals are included. Your host family will provide breakfast and most dinners. Lunch and the remaining dinners are provided in the university cafeteria. You must provide you own meals during the optional weekend excursion to Quebec City.

Course Options:

Five-week program: Up to 6 credit-hours; Three-week program: 3 credit-hours.


You will register for APSU's FREN 3040: Study Abroad in Quebec.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

A non-refundable application fee is due when completing the online appliacation that is due by March 1. The travel grant application is also due by March 1

Financial Aid:

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. After you have completed your mandatory advising appointment with the Office of International Education, feel free to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis.  Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education.  View more information on financial aid.


Dr. Karen Sorenson (Languages and Literature) at (931) 221-6246 or

Travel Advisory - This is not a complete list of travel advisories. Please see the U.S. State Department travel site for an up-to-date and extensive list. 

Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

Austin Peay State University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.

Student Testimonies

"Studying abroad has changed me by allowing me to realize that the hardest challenges that place me out of my comfort zone, reap the best results for growth and prepare me for even greater challenges in the future."                                                                                                                                                          Angela, Quebec 2009

More information can be obtained through the links below.

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi