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  • Locations: Quebec City, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/07/2019 08/10/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: French (FRN), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
Intensive French


Immerse in French language, learn about francophone Québec people and culture and discover Québec City, the cradle of French civilization in North America!

Program Fee: $4,940
***Includes airfare, French-living lodging, dinner/breakfast for 25 days, excursions, and program tuition

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Most Meals (Breakfast and Dinner are Included) 
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Some Meals 
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • FRN 414 (3)
3 credits from MSU and 3.00 up to 6.00 of French credit hours may be tranferred from Québec upon successful completion of program and MCL Department Head's approval.

Maximum Credit Hours
: 3

Antoinette Barffour
Modern and Classical Languages Department


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
This program has two parts. The first part will take place on MSU campus before travelling to Québec and the second part will take place at the University of Laval language school (ÉLUL). For the session prior to traveling, students will attend four mandatory class sessions, 3 hours each on Friday evenings of 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 and 5/3 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (tentative) during the second block of the spring semester of 2019. Topics that will be covered include an introduction to Québec history, language and culture. Students will also learn about travel preparations (working on passports and other travel documents), safety measures (safety tips and warnings as well as health issues) and program pledges (such as the signing of language commitment pledge). The language component of this course will include learning of a selected conversational clichés, vocabulary and expressions applicable to Québec French. 
TBD The second part of this course will continue at ÉLUL during a 5-week period. Specialized language instructors will give students 4-hour daily instruction on French language, culture, literature, advanced writing, public speaking, phonetics and conversational skills for 25 days. These daily morning classes will be followed by interactive afternoon workshops ranging from drama, and music to cultural visits and guided tours to museums, government buildings, and trendy neighborhoods of the Québec City. All students' classes and activities will be monitored by the Program Director. 
Program Itinerary   
July 6 MSU students and Program Director leave Springfield to Chicago
The group flies from Chicago O'hare to Montréal Airport
The group flies from Montréal to Québec City Airport
The group takes bus from Québec City Airport to the University of Laval students' dorm
August 10 MSU students and Program Director leave University of Laval students' dorm to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport by bus
The group flies from Québec City to Montréal Airport
The group flies from Montréal to Chicago O'hare International Airport
The group flies from Chicago O'hare International Airport to Springfield-Branson Airport
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Discussion between the MCL Department Head, program Directoron and students regarding credits to be transferred from abroad.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.