*All class for the Business and English programs are taught in English.*
*All other programs REQUIRE a high level of French proficiency.*
The Université Laval is located in Québec City, Canada. Université Laval has been training, equipping, and guiding the decision makers who grapple with the major issues of society. Through the advancement and sharing of knowledge, its culture of excellence, and its global outlook, Laval's academic community contributes to the development and international profile of Québec. Still today, with the world at a crossroads, Université Laval plays a bigger role than ever in Québec City and on the national and international scene, both as a catalyst for change and as a visionary institution where knowledge, curiosity, and innovation are part of everyday life. Laval is the oldest center for education in Canada and is the first French Language speaking university established in the new world. It is one of Canada’s most prestigious research institutions in Canada. It hosts more than 400 academic programs and has a student population of 37,000 with more than 2,500 international students.
It also is home to the largest sports complex in Canada. It has over 30 buildings all linked by underground tunnels, allowing students to avoid inclement weather. The students union includes a pub, restaurants, cafeteria, hair salon, bookstore, and more.
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Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC, at their current tuition rate. They will pay all other expenses, such as housing, to the host university. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.
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Québec City is a truly majestic city overlooking the St. Lawrence River. With over half a million inhabitants, the city boasts a vibrant cultural scene and lively nightlife. In addition to its numerous bars, cafes, bistros, museums, theatres and cinemas, the capital is also home to several major festivals, including the Festival d'été, New France Festival and its famous Winter Carnival. The city is loved by sports and nature lovers as well, as its home to one of the largest parks in the world, the Plains of Abraham. The scenic city is also surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers.
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Upon arriving at Laval for Welcome Week, students will have the option to sign up for the Buddy Program, where you will be matched with a Laval student who can help and answer questions. Also through Discover Québec, you can sign up to join city or park tours, baseball or hockey games, or even go skiing.
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Most courses offered are in French, although there are a few undergraduate-level courses taught in English and some business courses are bilingual (assignments may be done in English or French). Students may also take 1-2 French language courses during the regular semesters (with an additional fee).
Student must be able to provide proof of proficiency in French. Laval Université will accept TFI 860, DELF and TCF C1 or any other official language test (no letters from teachers or program directors are accepted) showing the student has acquired sufficient knowledge and skills. This document has to be provided at the time of application or course selection.
The business school at Laval is AACSB-accredited allowing business students to transfer most courses back to their degree program at UNC. The Monfort College of Business has developed a list of transferable courses for business majors.
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FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES:
Students wishing to study French language may enroll in the 15-week intensive French language program during the semester. Laval offers all levels of French language. There is a $90 fee per 3-credit French course.
Students with a high level of French language ability may enroll in regular courses taught in French. Laval has programs comparable to nearly every major offered at UNC.
ULaval also offers an intensive French language summer program. More info here.
Language courses in French.
Business courses in English and/or French.
Possibility of taking regular courses in French (if French language ability is sufficient).
To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least two semesters of courses at UNC.
**Students interested in applying for two semesters (academic year), please contact the Study Abroad Office.
LU sets aside a limited number of rooms for exchange program students in the fall semester. Students intending to live in on-campus housing should return the reservation form (send with their admission documents) as soon as possible. In the winter term, housing is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students are also able to live in off-campus housing.
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U.S. students do not have to apply for a visa in advance. Students studying in Canada for 6 months or less are not required to obtain a visa. However, some students may choose to obtain a study permit.
Exchange students may work up to 20 hours/week with a study permit, if they meet the requirements. Learn more here.
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