Opportunities for Off-campus Study or Work in French
Students enrolled in the Major or Minor programmes in French are required to spend a certain amount of time studying or working in French. This pages lists some of the opportunities available to students and provides some important information on transfer credit. It also gives contact information for people at Memorial who may be able to help you when you need assistance.
Types of Opportunities
Federally Funded Programmes
- Explore (Summer Language Bursary) Programme (see information below)
- Official Languages Monitor Programme
- Fellowship Programme
Opportunities Through Memorial
- Frecker programme in Saint-Pierre
- Canadian Third Year in Nice
- Winter semester exchange programme at the Université de Bretagne Sud
- Lycée exchange programme
- Assistantship programme
- Université de Bordeaux exchange programme (lecteur/lectrice)
- Keele University exchange programme
- through Canadian Universities in Canada (e.g. correspondence or distance)
- study-abroad programmes (Canadian or foreign)
- private language schools
- French universities
- Working as an ´ au pair ª
- job opportunities (see below information on Projet Percé)
A Note on Transfer of Credit
Many universities in Canada and elsewhere will include in their advertisements statements to the effect that students completing their programmes are eligible for transfer of credit to their home universities. This may or may not be true, and you should proceed cautiously! Transfer of credit depends on the following:
- Work must be completed at an accredited post-secondary institution.
- Course duration (hours of study) must satisfy criteria defined by the Registrar's Office.
- You must obtain a Letter of Permission or apply for transfer of credit (see over).
- You must have your transcript from the course sent to the Evaluations Officer.
- The course level and content must be satisfactory to the Department (e.g. work must not substantially duplicate course work already completed, must be at a level at least equivalent to work already completed, and must correspond roughly in content and type to courses offered at Memorial or courses that could be offered).
Even if you do not receive credit, you should not consider the experience wasted! It will still satisfy the requirement to study in a Francophone environment, and your primary consideration in any event should be personal benefit (exposure, comfort in French, increased oral fluency, cultural familiarity, etc.) rather than credit. If you require credit (for example in order to complete your degree by a certain time), you should discuss your plans with the Department before leaving in order to avoid disappointment and complications.
INFORMATION ON EXPLORE PROGRAM.
Explore is a $2000 bursary for a five-week spring or summer French program to improve students' French proficiency at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The course locations are across Canada, and most expenses are covered. Some courses may offer the possibility of transfer credits. The bursaries are available to students and are determined by random selection. Visit www.myexplore.ca for more information. Note: the deadline date for applications is 28 February 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 902-424-7461 or email@example.com .
INFORMATION ON "PROJET PERCÉ" EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
From: Simon Foley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: February 22, 2012 12:35 PM
Subject: Projet Percé
Are you a post-secondary student, under the age of 30, looking to gain workplace experience in your field of study?
The PERCÉ program allows francophone and bilingual students the opportunity to discover the employment potential of their home province by offering twenty 12-week summer internship placements, starting mid-May, relevant to their academic or personal interests. In addition, participants will have the chance to attend workshops led by industry professionals, where they will learn valuable networking and career skills.
Vous êtes étudiant(e) au niveau post-secondaire, vous avez moins de 30 ans et vous voulez acquérir une expérience professionnelle dans votre domaine d'études? Postulez à un emploi de qualité dans votre région natale!
Le programme PERCÉ permet aux jeunes de découvrir les opportunités d'emploi dans leur région, y compris dans des domaines spécialisés, en leur offrant des stages d'étés liés à leurs études ou à leurs centres d'intérêts (début des stages à la mi-mai). Des ateliers de réseautage sont également proposés aux participants, qui pourront ainsi se créer des contacts dans leur secteur et commencer à bâtir ...leur réseau!
Inscrivez-vous en contactant Simon Foley!
65, chemin Ridge, bureau 233
St. John's, NL
Merci et bonne journée!
Coordonnateur provincial du projet Percé
Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (RDÉE TNL)
65, chemin Ridge, bureau 233
St. John's, NL A1B 4P5
Téléphone : (709) 722-7730 / Télécopieur : (709) 722-9657
Courriel : email@example.com
Sites Web : www.percepe.ca / www.rdeetnl.ca / www.francotnl.ca/perce