Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
FYS - Global Francophone Cultures Location
The program explores three distinct
Francophone cultures in Québec City, Canada; Rouen, France and Dakar, Sénégal.
Quebec: The program begins
with a 2-week stay in Quebec City at Linguabec, a language and culture
institute connected to Laval University.
During their time in Quebec students reside in home stays, study
intensive French and learn about Quebecois culture. The group then flies together to our program
site in Rouen, France.
Rouen: The St. Lawrence University Program in France is based in Rouen, a city of
125,000 people, 75 miles northwest of Paris. The University of Rouen is a modern university with about 30,000
students. In Rouen students reside with host families and take courses in the
University's International Relations Department. There are opportunities to
socialize with French students; however, French students do not take program
Sénégal: The program includes a week-long educational
excursion to Dakar, Sénégal organized by Africa Consultants International. The week consists of a 2 day cross-cultural
immersion program including Wolof language; lectures and talks from a variety
of academics and professional experts in Dakar, the country's financial and
cultural center as well as visits to sites of contemporary and historical
significance such as Gorée Island, Saint Louis and Toubab. Students are housed in pairs in host families
throughout their time in Sénégal.