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  • Locations: Jonquiere, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Housing Options: Homestay
Maximum Credits Available: 04 Prior Language Study: N/A
Eligibility Requirements: Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher Duration: Short-term, Summer
Program Description:
Saguenay Ford National ParkProgram Dates: mid-May to mid-June

Program Overview

Study French in the beautiful province of Quebec at the Centre Linguistique du Collège de Jonquière and earn a semester’s worth of French language credit in five weeks! If you are looking for a high-quality language immersion program at a reasonable cost that does not require the bigger commitment of a semester or year abroad, this is the ideal program for you. Situated just two hours north of Quebec City in the midst of a majestic natural landscape, the community of Jonquière is 100% French-speaking and is very welcoming. Along with our Madison College faculty lead and other Madison College classmates, you will participate in Jonquière’s 5-week Explore program, which includes classroom language study as well as a plenitude of extra-curricular activities, all organized by staff at the school to create a fun and supportive French learning community. Extra-curricular activities might include theater workshops, short film production, circus workshops, art, basketball, geocaching, and more—all meant to enhance and deepen your study of the French language. Some weekend activities are also included, such as a trip to the lovely and historic Quebec City.  

Course Information

Students participating in this study abroad experience will enroll in French 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 through Madison College and will receive four credits of language study upon successful completion of the program. With a grade of C or better, these credits will transfer to the UW-Madison and to most other four-year institutions, and you will be able to enroll in the next level of language study for the fall semester at Madison College. No previous French language study is required to enroll in French 1. Students that have completed French 1-4, may receive the equivalent of French 5 for 4 credits. Students will register for the credits in Spring semester, although travel will occur after the regular semester on campus has ended.

Accommodations and Meals
Student Lounge

Each student will be placed in a homestay family for this 5-week program. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family; lunch will be enjoyed at the school cafeteria along with the other program students and your language teachers


Included in the program cost are the following excursions:
-a day trip hiking excursion to Cap-Trinité
-a day trip beach excursion to a beautiful state park
-a day trip kayak outing on the Saguenay River, which runs through the Saguenay Fjord
-a day trip whale watching excursion in the Saguenay Saint Lawrence Marine Park, home to several types of whales and an excellent place to view them in their natural environment
-an overnight trip to Quebec City to see the sites, learn about the history, do some shopping

There will be other excursions available through the school at an additional cost should you choose to participate (for example, an overnight biking/camping excursion).

Quebec CityAdditional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling out of the United States. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

Students are accompanied by a Madison College faculty member who provides oversight for the program and assistance to students as needed.

Students may be eligible for the Emil J. Frautschi Family Endowed Scholarship. For more information, please see the Madison College Foundation website.


The program fee for Summer 2018 will be between $2930- 3150. The final fee is still being determined. The program fee includes the following:
  • Lodging with a French-speaking Quebec family for 5 weeks
  • All meals for 5 weeks (breakfast and dinner in your homestay, lunches in school cafeteria)
  • 90 hours of language instruction in the classroom
  • 100 hours of extracurricular activities at school and additional language workshops
  • Airport transport between Quebec City and the language school
  • Madison College fees and required health insurance
  • A weekend hiking day trip
  • A weekend day trip to the beach
  • A day trip kayak excursion
  • A day trip whale watching excursion
  • An overnight excursion to Quebec City
Additional Expenses:Montmorency Falls
  • Passport fee if you don’t already have one, approx. $65-100
  • Airplane travel between Madison and Quebec City, approx. $600- 700
  • 4 Madison College credits: approx. $740
  • Additional excursions you might choose to do through the school if time allows and according to our Madison College policies
For More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.

Centre linguistique du Collège de Jonquière

Explore Jonquière Printemps 2015 Youtube Video

This program is currently not accepting applications.