International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Canada: Quebec - French

Program Title Pitzer Exchange with CREPUQ Institutions in Quebec, Canada - French Speaking Institutions
Location The province of Quebec, Canada
Host Website Université de Laval -
Université de Montréal -
Université du Québec -
Université de Sherbrooke -
Eligibility Students applying to the francophone universities of Quebec must complete the equivalent of French 44 prior to participation. Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation Completion of French 44 or the equivalent is required. Any area studies course, if available. Since few courses at the Claremont Colleges have an emphasis on Canada, general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Application Pitzer College general application and the individual university forms
Program Dates Fall Semester: Late August to Mid December
Spring Semester: Early January to Early May
Note: Some variation depending on each school but in general dates are similar to US college semesters. Consult individual college Websites for details.
Required Courses Participants are expected to take one course that includes content on Canadian history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Study No beginning level French classes are available. Students must have an advanced French level to enroll in the regular classes offered at the universities.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser.
Other Course Options The Francophone universities offer broad curricular offerings. Enrollment in certain departments are restricted or may have specific course pre-requisites
Credit Possible Students must take a full course load of 16 units while abroad in order to earn 4 course credits at Pitzer. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. See above under Required Courses.
Housing Options Students locate their own housing in Montreal for the Université de Montreal, Université de Quebec and Université de Laval. Dormitory arrangements are possible with Sherbrooke University.
Advising Notes Early application deadline for both fall and spring applicants. Students should complete the application before Pitzer’s deadline. Consult with a study abroad adviser for details. Up to 2 students can be accepted per year for the entire CREPUQ exchange (not for each university).