Buffalo State's three- or five-week French-language immersion program is hosted by the University of Western Ontario's Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School. A faculty director will accompany the group for the three-week program, however, students may opt to stay for five weeks of classes.
Students spend mornings in intensive language class. During the afternoon an array of workshops are offered, including photography, video, choir, communication, journalism, sports, folk culture, and volunteer community work.
Students proficient in French may organize independent study projects on Quebecois culture. Trois-Pistoles offers an extensive and varied program of social and cultural events, including films, concerts, plays, lectures, dances, student talent shows, French-Canadian folklore evenings and excursions to neighboring regions.
Undergraduate: $3,190 for New York State residents; $3,920 for non-residents, six credits (three-week program)
$3,420 for New York State residents; $5,980 for non-residents, 10 credits (five-week program)
$3,195 for New York State residents; $4,010 for non-residents (three-week program)
$4,520 for New York State residents; $6,190 for non-residents (five-week program)
Cost includes tuition, college fees, housing, all meals, insurance, and roundtrip train fare from Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Three-week program: July 8-30, 2011
Five-week program: July 8-August 13, 2011
With a French-Canadian family.
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, and adults; good academic standing at the home institution; cumulative average of 2.5 or better; one semester of college-level French or equivalent required.
Rolling admissions through April 1.