French Study Tour

Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies


June 5 - June 30, 2017


La Rochelle, France

Course Description

French Cultural Moments
FREN 333 LEC 800

Prerequisite: FREN 297 or consent of the department.

This course is part of the immersion program in La Rochelle, France. It is meant to contextualize the stay in France and to improve knowledge about French culture and French language. It will consist in many diverse types of activities such as regular traditional lectures (short), students' well-prepared presentations, discussions, visits of touristic and cultural sites (individually and/or in groups of two or three), and visits prepared for the whole class.


La Rochelle Project
FREN 499 LEC 800

Prerequisites: FREN 297 or consent of the department.

This course is part of the immersion programme in La Rochelle. It centers on La Rochelle and its people. The students are encouraged to better grasp the identity of the place through a series of practical exercises. Examples include visiting the Musée du Nouveau Monde or taking part in a treasure hunt in La Rochelle to interviewing artists from La Rochelle and meeting with students from La Rochelle.

Accommodation and Travel

Students will be housed with families: bed, breakfast and evening meals including full board on weekends. Students are responsible for arranging their own return airfare and obtaining travel and health insurance.

Anticipated Costs

Standard University of Alberta tuition and fees apply. Additional costs including accommodation, meals, airfare, insurance, ground transportation, and excursions are estimated to be $3,000.


Deposit Deadline: March 1, 2017

Information and Orientation Meetings

February and April 2017

Additional information

La Rochelle, France, is a beautiful port town on the Atlantic coast of France with strong connections to Canada since the 17th and 18th centuries when explorers and settlers set sail across the ocean. The local beaches and attractions, plus its proximity to the lovely Ile de Ré and countless surrounding historic sites and other great cities (Poitiers, Bordeaux), make La Rochelle an ideal centre for exploring this stimulating region of France.

The language of instruction for these courses is French. Students are expected to achieve adequate fluency to enable them to proceed in composition, literature, and/or translation courses.

Contact Information

Dr. Julie Tarif
Faculty Lecturer
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
209-C Arts and Convocation Hall

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