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  • Locations: Québec City, Canada
  • Program Terms: Spring, Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 01/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/10/2018 03/17/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: Office of International Programs AU Faculty Director(s): Andrew Gillespie, arg0014@auburn.edu
Majors: ALL MAJORS GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Program Description:



AU Office of the Provost - Québec City, Canada - Culture and Sports of Northern Climates

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


This 2018 Spring Break program will introduce students to culture - through sports, activities, food and more - of a northern climate. In addition, students will be able to explore Québec City, a francophone city, to get a taste of Europe right here in North America.  Activities will include, but are not limited to: city tours, food and culture tours, a hockey game, snow-shoeing, and even dog-sledding! This program is perfect for students who have never experienced springtime in a colder climate, those who want to experience how climate changes culture, or for anyone looking for a spring break that is exciting and against the grain of traditional spring break experiences in the United States.The program and courses will be taught by Dr. Andrew Gillespie, Assistant Provost, Office of International Programs, and Dr. Doug Coutts, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Diplomat in Residence (Rtd.). Please click to view the OIP Québec City Spring Break 2018 Brochure.

ELIGIBILITY
The program is open to students of any major at the sophomore, junior or senior level. A minimum 2.25 grade point average is required.

IMPORTANT DATES

Spring 2018:
  • 10 March 2018: Start date on location – arrive in Québec City, Canada
  • 17 March 2018: End Date – students return to the United States
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COURSES

INTL 3930 - Directed International Study - Culture and Sports of Northern Climates (3 credits)

PROGRAM COSTS

Download a copy of the Quebec City 2018 Student Budget.pdf.
 

Payment Schedule:

Payment Schedule is TBD.

Dog Sled
Refund Policy:

Review program fees and refund policy. Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal and cancellation dates listed above.

There will be no refunds made when written notice to withdraw is filed with the Director of the program less than 30 days prior to departure.

Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Students will reside in a hotel based in Québec City, Canada.

LOCATION
Québec City, Québec, Canada

Québec City is one of the oldest settlements in North America. A fortified city, it is a great way to get that European charm and feel here in North America. The population is mostly French-speaking, and you will see many similarities between French culture in Québec City. The average temperature for March is between 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit, therefore winter sports are very much alive even as spring approaches.  Students will enjoy the countryside as well as the winding streets and castle-like architecture.

HockeyEXCURSIONS

Tentative Excursions include:

  • City Tour
  • Snoeshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Culinary Tour
  • Hockey game
  • Dogsledding
  • Visit a Traditional Sugar Shack

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION:

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.

Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Dr. Andrew Gillespie for more information at arg0014@auburn.edu.

Visit www.auburn.edu/studyabroad for more information about study abroad at Auburn University.