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This university is located in Québec City, Canada. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Located in the heart of Quebec's historic capital city, Université Laval is one of Canada's leading universities. Among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research, it has received more than 230 million dollars in external funds in year 2004 for research and international cooperation.
Université Laval has been a pioneer in program assessment and strategic planning, and remains at the vanguard of the internationalization of teaching and research. As of fall 2004, Université Laval has over 350 programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and 38,000 students. 23% of those are at the graduate level. Finally, Université Laval attracts yearly more than 2,000 foreign students, and has close to 1,000 out-of-province Canadian students.
Université Laval campus is one of the most striking in Quebec. It covers 1.2 sq. km and has over 30 pavilions, all linked by 10 km of underground walkways.
FSA's accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business attests to its high international rating, placing it alongside Harvard, Stanford and Wharton.
- on-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartment
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Courses are taught in English
The Université Laval Summer Business School program is an introduction to international trade in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
During a three-week period starting in mid-May, students will learn about the historical, political, social and economic factors that have shaped Canada's trade policies and how those factors impact trade in other North American countries. Because Québec City offers insights into cultural, institutional and geographical differences, it provides future managers with a real life experience of the challenges of international business.
The program is divided equally between seminars given by professors or guest speakers (60 hours) and field trips to various industrial, commercial and governmental organizations. Twenty classes of three hours each are taught in English in the following subjects:
* Economic and political systems
* Intercultural management skills
* International marketing skills and standards
* Financial and accounting regulations
* The logistics of transportation and cross-border security controls
Most classes are followed by field trips, which include meetings with managers to give students a practical understanding of what they have learned in the classroom. Examples include the Québec National Assembly, Alcoa, Desjardins Investment Bank as well as various other high and low companies that are facing the challenges of globalization.
Included during the first full weekend of the program is a trip to the Majestic Saguenay region on the North Coast, about two hours from Québec city.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
Laval uses the following credit transfer system:
1 Laval credit = 1.2 GT credits
Laval Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D = D
E = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.