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Opportunities to study in a francophone milieu

Frecker Programme in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (1 semester in the fall or winter) 55 students. Memorial University of Newfoundland programme. Students admitted in this programme will register for French 2100,2101, 2300, 2900 and 2601 or 2602. Cost: Program fee of $2000 covers textbooks, cultural activities, room and board, and return flight (this is cheaper than living in Residence). This programme is subsidized by the Provincial Government with funding under Canada’s Official Languages Act. Eligibility: Completion of FR 1502 with a mark of at least 60%. http://www.mun.ca/arts/studyabroad/frecker/

Canadian Third Year in Nice Programme (2 semesters at l’Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis), 7 students, Memorial University of Newfoundland programme. Cost: The overall cost of this programme is highly dependent on personal living standards and expenditures as well as the extent of travel within Europe. The University of Guelph, a member of the consortium of 5 Canadian universities offering this programme, tells its students who do not live at home to add 20% to their regular costs. According to MUN students who have participated in this programme, a budget of $10 000 to $15 000 is required. Eligibility: Completion of either FR2101 or FR2160. As this is a competitive programme, completion of FR2601 and FR2602 is highly recommended. http://www.mun.ca/frenchandspanish/programmes/nice.php

Université de Bretagne Sud exchange (1 semester, Jan-May, in Lorient), 4 students. Memorial University of Newfoundland programme. Specified and/or unspecified MUN credits will be granted to students upon successful completion of courses at UBS. Eligibility: French studies undergraduate student in 3rd or 4th year.

Lycée d’État Exchange Programme in Saint-Pierre (2 semesters- 4 students). Students receive a bursary of 800 euros to help defray the cost of living) from Saint-Pierre’s Conseil Territorial as part of an exchange programme with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that sees also sees 4 students from Saint-Pierre studying in Newfoundland. Of particular interest to students planning a career in teaching as it allow them to study their teachable subjects in French while earning 3rd year MUN credits in French. Eligibility: Resident of Newfoundland and Labrador + completion of either FR 3100 or FR 3101.

Explore Programme (4 or 5 weeks) French immersion programme offered in various francophone regions across Canada. For French as a second language: 5238 seats for Canada, over 200 for NL). Cost: Government subsidized programme. Students only pay for transportation costs and personal expenditures as the government bursary covers tuition fees, room and board. Students who successfully complete this programme in a francophone university will receive 3 unspecified credits in French. Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident + have been a full time student for a least one term during the current school year. http://www.jexplore.ca/ and http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/bursaries.html

Fellowship programme Bursary available for 2 years for students who study in a French milieu. For the past few years, all students have who met the criteria received the bursary in the first-year and second year. 1800 $ per term to study full time (at least 80% of the programme has to be in French). http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/bursaries.html

Study in a francophone university and transfer credits (up to 12 credits for the major and up to 6 credits for the minor). Please contact the department Head beforehand to determine whether you will be eligible for specified or unspecified credits.

Exchange agreements in place between the faculty of Business Administration at Memorial and the following institutions in France :

Bursary and fellowship programmes for teachers: These programmes are supported financially by the Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada and by the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/bursaries.html

We are presently looking into a one month summer Frecker programme (July – 2 courses, 30 students). There would be a bursary to help alleviate the cost.

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