The Summer Frecker Program

Summer 2022

July 3 - 29 (Summer)

About the Program:

The Summer Frecker Program is a 4-week long immersion program in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Offered during Summer Session, students complete two Memorial University French courses at an accelerated pace (French 2300 and French 2900) while living with a French family. Classes in Saint-Pierre take place at the Francoforum, a specialized teaching facility, and are supervised by a Director appointed by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. All travel and accommodation arrangements are made through the Francoforum.


The prerequisite for admission is successful completion of French 1502 with a minimum mark of 65% or permission of the Head of the Department, following written application. Selection for the program is on a competitive basis and takes into account both results in French courses and general university standing.

Program Cost:

The program's operating costs are covered in part by the funding from the Federal-Provincial Agreement on Official Languages in Canada and from Memorial University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Participants will be required to pay the regular Memorial University tuition and fees associated with registering for two courses (French 2300 and French 2900). There will also be a program fee of $1,500*.  This fee will cover transportation to and from Saint-Pierre, room and board, textbooks, participation in cultuiral activities and excursions organized by the Francoforum as well as any COVID-19 PCR or antigen tests that may be required to undertake travel to and from Saint-Pierre.  Please note that having travel insurance with a COVID-19 inclusion is a requirement for university-related travel at this time.  Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. 

Vaccination Requirements:

The current travel restrictions require that participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of travel to Saint-Perre.  For Saint-Pierre authorities, you are considered fully vaccinated if you have received your 2 doses + booster of either Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca.   Your booster must have been adminstered no later than 9 months after your second dose.  Proof of vaccination status will be required for travel to Saint-Pierre.

*Programs and fees are subject to university  approval. 

For more information, contact:
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
telephone:  864-7636