Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Montreal, Canada

Faculty-Led Summer Program

FREN 300: Independent Study (French for the Health Sector)
Six credit hours applicable to French BA or minors

Program Highlights

  • Learn medical terminology in advanced French, in areas from family practice to oncology. Gain confidence in obtaining the important details patients need to share. Derive a greater appreciation for patient-doctor relationships, especially for Francophone immigrants assimilating in Québec.
  • Explore and immerse yourself in the French-speaking medical and health communities of Québec. Learn from the experts. Compare the U.S. and Québec health care systems. Discover firsthand Québec’s treasure trove of art and historical architecture.
  • Transform your personal social justice mission. Prepare to serve Francophones via NGOs or in hospitals, in Chicago or abroad. Ideal for careers in medicine or mental health, natural or human sciences, research, health management or not-for-profit administration.

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Program Description

100% immersion in French. From time with the host families, faculty and health professionals, to time with student “moniteurs” during excursions, you will refine your conversational and professional French, in the industry you have chosen to be your career. Arrive by noon on June 30, and meet your host family or be taken to your residence. That night, join your classmates for a relaxing dinner in Montréal. Academic venues include morning classes for instruction on different areas of medicine each day, afternoon seminars with health professionals, and weekly shadowing of French-speaking physicians and/or clinicians in clinics or hospitals. Interaction with locals and trips to the Montréal Jazz Festival, charming Québec City, museums and other historic sites, will enhance your experience of our French-speaking neighbors to the North.

Course Description

This is for students at two levels; advanced or intermediate.

  1. Advanced is for students who have completed either French 270 or 271, or who have a B2 level of French.
  2. Intermediate is for students who have completed both French 250 and 251, or who have a B1 level of French.

Daily instruction and practice of French for the health industry takes place Monday to Thursday mornings, with seminars conducted by health professionals in the afternoons. You will be shadowing a physician or clinician that serves the French-speaking public. This course is primarily led by faculty and undergraduate or graduate students of McGill University’s medical school.

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Course Offering:

FREN 300: Independent Study in French (French for the Health Sector)

All students on the program will be enrolled in two French 300 electives for a total of six credits. This course fulfills the following academic requirements:

  • Applies to French BA, French minor in language, French minor in language and literature

Course Pre-requisite:
French 270 or 271 for advanced level (B2)
French 250 AND 251 or equivalency for intermediate level (B1)

Taught By:

Lisa Erceg, Senior Lecturer
French Undergraduate Program Director
Modern Languages and Literatures

McGill faculty for French courses

Housing & Meals

During this course, students may participate in a homestay with a French-speaking family or reside in a residence hall. Accomodations include daily breakfast and dinner. Students pay for their lunch at spots close to campus.


June 30-July 30, 2018

  • 3/15 — Application Deadline
  • TBA — Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation
  • 6/30 — Students Arrive in Montréal, Canada
  • 7/30 — Program Ends

Program Costs

Program Fee: $2,485*


  • Family homestay or residence hall housing
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • On-site McGill staff support
  • Seminars by health professionals and job shadowing
  • Jazz Festival, trip to Québec City, and other excursions
  • CISI health insurance

Tuition Fee: $4,620

  • Six credit hours of Loyola summer term tuition (graduate students must pay the graduate tuition rate)

Approximate Total Cost: $7,105*

Not Included:

  • Round-trip airfare approximately $400
  • Personal spending money
  • Other meals

*2017 fee; updated fee TBA

Application Process

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

As part of the online application you must:

  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to study abroad
  2. Upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt
  3. Pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee

For more information, contact the Office for International Programs at studyabroad@luc.edu or 773.508.3899; or contact Lisa Erceg at lerceg@luc.edu.