French Language & Business in Québec.


French Language & Business in Québec

Spring Break 2019 | Québec City and Montréal, Canada

  • Applications Due: Oct 1, 2018
  • Program Fee: $1,400 (airfare included)
  • Dates: March 2-9, 2019

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Build your business portfolio while sharpening your French language skills and experiencing city life in Québec, a predominately French-speaking province of Canada. First, visit Québec City, a European-style city and a world heritage site. Then, meet with French-speaking members of the business community in bilingual Montréal, an important center of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture and world affairs.


The Language of Business

How is business conducted in French? Is the Francophone business community monolithic or marked by cultural and linguistic diversity? Do the conventions of the Québécois business world—from proper attire to appropriate etiquette—differ from American practice?


Synthesize Immersive and Academic Learning

Learn about Canada’s economy and business sectors while immersed in the French-speaking business world. Visit major companies, network with young entrepreneurs and meet with career counselors. Speak and hear French in formal and informal business settings. By observing and emulating French norms, you navigate the Québécois business community with increasing confidence and skill.


While proficiency in French is an asset in any field, this program is particularly relevant to students pursuing careers in international relations or international business and finance. Participants are prepared for the international job market through practical instruction, including mock interviews in French.