Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

WIFI Quebec

WIFI Quebec

Western Illinois French Immersion Quebec (WIFI Quebec) gives you a four-week immersion in French language and culture while also providing on-site guidance and mentoring by a Department of Foreign Languages faculty member.  Conducted in cooperation with the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, this Study Abroad Program provides a unique combination of theory in the classroom, practice of the language and daily experience in the community.

Program Details
Location(s)  Quebec City, Canada
Term   Summer 2019
Credit   FR 361 & FR 499, 6 sh total   
Class Sessions On-site in Canada
Travel Dates June 2-29, 2019
Housing   Residence hall
Passport Required
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Hours completed 12
Student Judicial Good status
Grad credit No
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requisite FR 122 or equivalent or instructor permission
Student Year Any Undergraduate (Freshman through Senior)


About Program

Entry Requirements

Passport required  - Must be valid until at least January 15, 2020

Visa required if not a US citizen.  It is your responsibility to check the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago website for more information.  Visa cost not included in program cost.

Health Insurance

You must have international health insurance for the time you will be on your program. Only two options are approved to meet this requirement:

Health Precautions

Walking/mobility - Expect to walk 1-2 miles per day.  It is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day.  Walking will sometimes be over uneven, hilly terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  You will also be responsible for moving your own luggage.  

Dietary - Some meals are included in the program cost. Contact Kim McDaniel if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions.  

Accessibility and accommodation may be very different than that found in the United States.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE   It is your responsibility to request accommodation from the DRC; faculty and staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location.


Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* TBD (expect costs close to $3,300-$3,800)
Included in the program Round trip airfare from Chicago, in-country transportation, lodging, entry fees to scheduled sites, some meals
Application Deadline EXTENDED!!  March 3, 2019
Application Fee $75 due March 28, 2019
Non-refundable deposit $1,500 due March 29, 2019
Final payment* Remaining balance due April 26, 2019

  * Costs subject to change based on student enrollment

WIU reserves the right to adjust the cost or arrangements of this program due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond the University's control.  For details about this or individual withdrawals, see Cancellations and Withdrawals.

Important Dates

Passport copy deadline: April 1, 2019.  Failure to meet this deadline will result in removal from the group flight and possible increased costs.

Pre-departure meeting: TBA, Spring 2019



Credit offered

FR 361 - Taught by Dr. Edmund Asare    

French Language course - Taught by Université Laval instructors.  Laval placement determined by Foreign Languages based on placement tests.

Participation in this program counts as upper-division departmental electives credit for FL majors/minors.  Helps fulfill Study Abroad requirement for French Teacher Education majors.  Option for Foreign Language/Global Issues graduation requirement.

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.

  • Improve your speaking/listening and reading/writing skils in French in a total language and cultural immersion environment
  • Learn aspects of French culture not easily gained from traditional classroom instruction--habits, food, traditions, etc.--by living and interacting with local students
  • Experience unique components of French Canadian culture first-hand by exploring a French-speaking city in North America

Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Edmund Asare.




Contact Us

Kim McDaniel
For Faculty Led

Horrabin Room 8


Advising appointments

Dr. Edmund Asare
Faculty leader

Morgan Room 332F


Information Sessions

October 13, 4 pm

October 28, 4 pm

All meetings held on Google Meets. Register to receive link