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French Immersion: A Key to the Francophone World

Program Number: 2764RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/6/2014 - 7/25/2014; 5/24/2015 - 6/12/2015; 7/5/2015 - 7/24/2015;
Duration: 19 nights
Location: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Price starting at: $1,945.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Language Study Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 45; 15 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 15 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Move beyond salut and ça va as you delve into the language of amour, Voltaire and diplomacy in a three-week, intensive program. Increase vocabulary, learn conversational skills and improve writing/speaking in the state-of-the-art computer phonetics lab and via instruction from native speakers. Forget shyness and converse with locals in the charming city of Trois-Rivières, in French Canada’s cultural heartland. From forgotten memories of high school French, leave with Québec’s motto Je me souviens — “I remember.”




Highlights

• Converse en francais as you try ordering poutine, and discover la culture and l’histoire in presentations on Quebec's people, music and politics.
• Discover the old-world charms and architecture of Québec City, such as the Château-Frontenac, Petit-Champlain district and the old port.
• Experience Cap-de-la-Madeleine to admire the ornate stained-glass windows of Nôtre-Dame-du-Cap shrine.



Activity Particulars

Walks up to a mile over city streets. Test-placement into groups of differing skills.




Trois-Rivieres

Located in central Quebec at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, this community is at the heart of the Mauricie region, with its vast expanse of untouched wilderness, French-Canadian heritage, and historic towns offering festivals, local cuisine and Laurentian charm.



Accommodations
Apartment-style campus residence; shared bathroom for each apartment (one full and one half bath).
Meals and Lodgings
   Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  Trois-Rivières, Quebec 19 nights
 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Description: University apartment style residence (fully furnished) with four single occupancy bedrooms and common living room, kitchen and bathroom (one full bathroom with tub, shower, sink and toilet plus a 2nd bathroom with only toilet and sink). Each person has a set of keys for the apartment and a personal key for his/her bedroom. The apartments are approximately 15 - 25 minute walk to restaurants, drug store, grocery store and shopping centre. Taxis are also available on campus. MEALS: During the week breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the University cafeteria’s private cafeteria - the bistro. This private area is closed on weekends. Participants need to buy their own meals in restaurants nearby or at the supermarket. For those who are participating to day trips during the weekends, restaurant reservations are made for the groups and participants pay for their own meals. To specify any special dietary needs or allergies, contact the coordinator at 1-888-343-8645 at least 2 weeks before to the beginning of the program.
  Contact info: École internationale de français de l’UQTR
3351 Boulevard des Forges, C.P. 500
Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5H7 Canada
phone: 819-376-5124
web: www.uqtr.ca/eif
  Room amenities: Single bed, study desk and chair, lamp, closet cabinet. Free local phone calls and High-speed Internet (no Wi-Fi connection). Please note there are no irons or hangers. All apartments are furnished and silverware, utensils, dishes pots and pans are also included. Kitchens are equipped with an oven, a refrigerator and a microwave and a coffee maker. Bed sheets, covers and pillows are provided as well as towels, a face cloth and a bath mat (1 per person for the duration of your stay). You need to wash your bed sheets and clean your apartment yourself. There is no air conditioning in the residence. We strongly recommend bringing an electric fan for your room.
  Facility amenities: On-campus facilities: ATM, cafeteria, post office, book store, library, public computer rooms (free Internet access), Wi-Fi connection on campus, nursing clinic, sports complex (including an Olympic swimming pool), indoor jogging tracks (free), sauna (free) and fitness room ($). Coin laundry ($1.00 for washers and $1.00 for dryers) are available in the basement of each building. A 10 km/6.2 mile walking trail beside the campus. Public phones are available on the main floor of the University building. There is also a phone available in the living room of each residence for local calls (no voicemail). For long distance calls, you need an international calling card. International calling cards are sold in all convenience stores of the area.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Bathroom: Participants share bathroom facilities; one full bathroom with tub, shower, sink and toilet; plus a 2nd bathroom with toilet and sink. Facilities shared by up to 4 people in apartment style housing with 4 single occupancy rooms.
  Additional nights prior: See below Rooms at the university not available for pre-program nights. Suggested hotels in Trois-Rivieres: 1. Hôtel du Gouverneur, 975 Rue Hart, (888)-910-1111 2. Hôtel Delta : 1620 Notre Dame, (819) 376-1991 3. Comfort Inn : 6255 rue Corbeil, (819) 371-3566 Rooms at the University ARE available on the night the program ends (July 25th) $45 + tax. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before your arrival, call Marie-Pier @ 1-888-343-8645; email marie-pier.carpentier@uqtr.ca
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: See below Rooms at the university not available for pre-program nights. Suggested hotels in Trois-Rivieres: 1. Hôtel du Gouverneur, 975 Rue Hart, (888)-910-1111 2. Hôtel Delta : 1620 Notre Dame, (819) 376-1991 3. Comfort Inn : 6255 rue Corbeil, (819) 371-3566 Rooms at the University ARE available on the night the program ends (July 25th) $45 + tax. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before your arrival, call Marie-Pier @ 1-888-343-8645; email marie-pier.carpentier@uqtr.ca
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Arrivals and check-in to the University in Trois-Rivieres, QC between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Light dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m. You will be staying at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières that night.
  End of Program:
Independent departures after lunch from the University in Trois-Rivieres, QC. Check-out is 12 noon. You will be staying at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. PASSPORTS: Passport requirements are subject to change. Visit www.travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html for up-to-date info. NO STUDENT VISA IS REQUIRED.
  Parking availability:
Approx $10 day/$25 CAD for the duration of the program. Permits can only be purchased on campus. Ticket dispensers are at the 3 entrances on campus for daily tickets. There is free parking on campus about a 10 minute walk from residence (parking area #8).
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  Nearest city or town:  Montreal, Quebec
  Nearest highway: Highway 40
  Nearest airport:  Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport / Montreal (Easier to get to Trois-Rivières from Montreal) OR Jean Lesage Airport (Quebec City, QC)
  From End of Program
  Location: Trois-Rivières, Quebec
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Montréal

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Orleans Express
phone: 888-999-3977

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $45 from Montreal airport to Trois-Rivieres (bus station).
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours 

   

Take the Orleans Express bus from Montreal airport to the bus station in Trois-Rivieres. NOTE- the 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. departures are the only direct routes from airport to Trois-Rivieres. For other departures you will take the 747 Express Shuttle from the airport (every 10-15 mins) to the downtown bus terminal to change buses. Call 888-999-3977 or visit www.orleansexpress.com for current schedule and fare information. Discount for 60+. Travel time varies with different departures.

 

Montreal

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Orleans Express
phone: 888-999-3977

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $45 from Trois-Rivieres (bus station) to the airport in Montreal.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours 

   

Take the Orleans Express bus from the bus station in Trois-Rivieres to the Montreal airport. NOTE: the 12:30 departure is the only direct route from Trois-Rivieres to the Montreal airport. For all other departures you will take the 747 Express shuttle from the downtown bus terminal to the Montreal airport (shuttle runs every 10-15 mins). Call 888-999-3977 or visit www.orleansexpress.com for current schedule and fare information. Discount for 60+. Travel time varies with different departures.

 

Trois-Rivieres

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
TAXI COOP
phone: 819-378-5444

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$12 - $15 CDN per taxi (approximate cost)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

1. Take a taxi from Trois-Rivieres bus station to the campus of the University of Trois-Rivieres. 2. Take a city bus from Trois-Rivieres bus station to the campus of University of Trois-Rivieres. The bus works on restricted hours during weekend. Visit their website (www.sttr.qc) for the schedule (only available in French). From the bus station in Trois-Rivières, you take bus #3 leaving from Terminus Badeaux and going to UQTR.

 

Trois-Rivieres

 

To Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
phone: 819-378-5444

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$12 - $15 per taxi (approximate cost)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

1. Take a taxi from the campus of the University of Trois-Rivieres to the bus station in Trois-Rivieres. 2. Take a city bus from the campus of University of Trois-Rivieres to the bus station in Trois-Rivieres. The bus works on restricted hours during weekend. Visit their website (www.sttr.qc) for the schedule (only available in French). From the bus station in Trois-Rivieres, you take bus #3 leaving from Terminus Badeaux and going to UQTR.

 
Driving Directions
  Laviolette bridge to the University Take highway 55 (NORTH). Get off at exit 183, boulevard Jean-XXIII. Follow Boulevard Jean-XXIII (EAST). Turn LEFT onto boulevard des Récollets. Turn RIGHT onto Gilles-Boulet Avenue. You will be looking for Pavillon Ringuet and the security guard office (Centre d’opération de sécurité).
  Montreal to the University (90 minutes) Take Highway 40 EAST [Autoroute Métropolitaine] towards Trois-Rivières. Follow Highway 40 until Highway 55. Take Highway 55 SOUTH. Get off at exit 183 towards Boul. Jean-XXIII. Turn left at Boulevard Saint-Jean (signs for Boul. Jean XXIII). Turn left at Chemin Sainte-Marguerite (that becomes Boulevard Jean XXIII). Turn LEFT onto boulevard des Récollets. Turn RIGHT onto Gilles-Boulet avenue. You will be looking for Pavillon Ringuet and the security guard office (Centre d’opération de sécurité).
  Québec City - Driving (90 minutes) Take highway 40 (WEST). Get off at exit 199, boulevard des Forges. Turn right onto boulevard des Forges (NORTH). Follow boulevard des Forges which will take you directly to the University. After Père-Marquette street, turn LEFT, you will find the main entrance of UQTR. You will be looking for Pavillon Ringuet and the security guard office (Centre d’opération de sécurité).
Equipment Requirements: Please see packing list.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival and Check-In/Registration/Welcome Dinner
(Sunday, July 6)
   
 Arrive To: Registration and check-in to the University in Trois-Rivieres, QC between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
 Dinner: A light welcome buffet dinner will be offered at around 6:30pm
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Placement Test/Orientation and First French Classes
(Monday, July 7)

Note: Classes are three hours every morning, Monday to Friday (8:30 - 11:30). Each afternoon, you will practice what you just learned in the morning; either by joining workshops or during field trips. You will experience French Immersion at its fullest as all guided tours and field trips are conducted in French.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Program orientation and French placement test followed by a campus visit. You will be given a language placement test to determine your French level. The group will then be divided in three separate classes: Beginner, Intermediate and advanced. Class sizes are between 5 and 17 students per class depending on the total number of registration.
 Lunch: Lunch at cafeteria
 Afternoon: Classes: French As A Foreign Language. Student cards will be issued.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: French Classes/History of Trois-Rivieres/Laboratoire
(Tuesday, July 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: A local expert offers an overview of the history of Trois-Rivieres in the first days of the colony. Historical context, political organization and the relationships with the people of the First Nations will be examined.
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or phonetic lab workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: French Classes/Walking in Old Trois-Rivieres/Musée Boréalis/Aide aux devoirs
(Wednesday, July 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Take a guided walking tour in historic Trois-Rivieres and visit Musée Boréalis. The museum offers you thematic activities based on the St. Maurice River, the forest, the log drive, lumberjacks, and the development of the working class and the major pulp and paper industry. Participants will also take part in a paper making workshop. http://www.borealis3r.ca/
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Information Session - Weekend Outings/Laboratoire
(Thursday, July 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Information regarding the weekend activities will be discussed in a mandatory presentation about the field trips and outings.
 Afternoon: French Conversation Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or phonetic lab workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Laboratoire/Board Game Night
(Friday, July 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop.
 Afternoon: Phonetic lab workshop (optional).
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or board game night (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Day trip to MONTREAL
(Saturday, July 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on own.
 Morning: Travel by deluxe coach to Montreal where we explore Montreal by Amphi-bus. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? A unique amphibious vehicle wanders in Old Montreal streets to discover Montreal in a unique and exciting way and then sail on St-Lawrence river.
 Lunch: Lunch in Montreal. A group reservation will be made at a restaurant in Montreal, participants will pay for their own lunch.
 Afternoon: Visit Montreal’s Botanical Garden. An oasis in the middle of the city, it is recognized as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses, Tree House, and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Its cultural gardens, in particular, invite you to travel to places like China, Japan, and the First Nations through botanical traditions. http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden
 Dinner: Dinner in Montreal. A group reservation will be made and participants will pay for their own dinner.
 Evening: Travel back to Trois-Rivieres
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 8: Day Trip to Shawinigan/St. Maurice River Cruise
(Sunday, July 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on own.
 Morning: Today we visit Shawinigan and Cité de l'Énergie. Take a journey of discovery into the energy issues that already dominate global headlines. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the St. Maurice River from the top of the 385 feet observation tower, a humongous recovered pylon. Explore the tales of a community with an exceptional history. www.citedelenergie.com
 Lunch: A group reservation will be made at a restaurant in Shawinigan. Participants will pay for their own lunch.
 Afternoon: Settle comfortably on board the ferry for a relaxing cruise on the St. Maurice River. The lazy swells will soon have you bewitched while you listen enraptured by the spellbinding narrative of their very own captain.
 Dinner: Dinner on own. Participants will pay for their own meal.
 Evening: French movie screening (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 9: French Classes/Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine/Aide aux devoirs
(Monday, July 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Visit Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap, a peaceful, green oasis with its gardens crisscrossed with walkways overlooking the river. It is the second largest Marian shrine in North America, welcoming pilgrims and visitors since 1988; and is part of Québec’s rich spiritual heritage. Wander around the historic chapel, built in 1714, and admire the large basilica inaugurated in 1964 and its impressive stained glass and its organ. www.sanctuaire-ndc.ca
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: French Classes/Conversation Workshop/Chanson québécoise/Laboratoire
(Tuesday, July 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Discover Quebec history told through the poetic and social sides of music. An overview of the greatest singer-songwriters from Félix Leclerc to the latest; artists who expressed in a meaningful way the collective memory of the nation.
 Afternoon: Conversation workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or phonetic lab workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: French Classes/Village québécois d'Antan/Aide aux devoirs
(Wednesday, July 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Visit of the Village québécois d'Antan. One of the highlights of the program!!! In the heart of the province, discover this small village along a beautiful river, where the past meets the present. This recovered typical 19th-century village brings to life the period from 1810 to 1910. http://www.villagequebecois.com/
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Information Session - Weekend Outings/Laboratoire
(Thursday, July 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop
 Afternoon: Information regarding the weekend activities will be discussed in a mandatory presentation about the field trips and outings.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or phonetic lab workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Laboratoire/Board Game Night
(Friday, July 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Phonetic lab workshop (optional).
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or board game night (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Day trip to QUÉBEC CITY!
(Saturday, July 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on own.
 Morning: Travel by deluxe coach to Quebec City to explore the only fortified city in North America. Québec City has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Surrounded by the Plains of Abraham, the MNBAQ holds a collection of 37,000 works dating from the 17th century to the present. It also hosts major international exhibitions and classic works of art in the history of Quebec. http://www.mnbaq.org/en
 Lunch: A group reservation will be made in Quebec City. Participants will pay for their own meal.
 Afternoon: Discover Quebec City accompanied by a local guide. We will explore this fascinating and historical city including Old Quebec, the famous Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Place-Royale, the Petit-Champlain district, the Old Port, the Citadel and Battlefields Park (the Plains of Abraham).
 Dinner: A group reservation will be made at a restaurant in Old Quebec. Participants will pay for their own meal.
 Evening: Return to Trois-Rivieres.
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 15: Auberge le Baluchon/Flora and Fauna
(Sunday, July 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on own.
 Morning: Lovers of the outdoors and protected environments will take pleasure in the native flora and fauna found at Auberge le Baluchon. The 22 kilometers of well-maintained trails provide visitors the opportunity to learn about Laurentian flora and fauna as well as participate in outdoor activities like bird watching, or hiking. http://www.baluchon.com
 Lunch: A group reservation will be made at Éco-café Au bout du monde, whose menus feature the offerings of regional producers. Participants will pay for their own meal.
 Afternoon: Return to Trois-Rivieres late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner on own in Trois-Rivieres. Participants will pay for their own meal.
 Evening: French movie screening (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 16: French Classes/Free Time/Aide aux devoirs
(Monday, July 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Speech-language Tips and Tricks/Laboratoire
(Tuesday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: A speech-language specialist will give some tips and tricks on the most common English speaker’s mistakes. Participants will learn some basic theory on articulatory phonetics and human natural sounds production.
 Afternoon: French Conversation Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or phonetic lab workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: French Classes/Ferme Nouvelle-France/Aide aux devoirs
(Wednesday, July 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: The heart of our rural and agricultural heritage, Ferme Nouvelle-France provides a wide array of activities and services showcasing the rural and agricultural heritage. A reception hall decorated to reflect the architecture of an old barn, a country market where the villagers sell their produce and local crafts, a mini-farm for the children, an agricultural museum where you can learn about the daily lives of people from this era. http://www.fermenouvellefrance.com/
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or homework assistance workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: French Classes/Dynamic Conversation Workshop/Dinner at a Sugar Shack/Diploma Ceremony
(Thursday, July 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at Cafeteria
 Afternoon: Conversation workshop
 Dinner: Enjoy a farewell dinner and evening in an authentic sugar shack! Sample traditional Quebec country cooking in a cozy, cheerful atmosphere and learn about the old and new methods of making maple syrup. Folk Music, Dance and Diploma ceremony. Not to be missed!
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: French Classes/Farewell Lunch/Program Concludes/Independent Departures
(Friday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria
 Morning: Course: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Farewell lunch in the Cafeteria followed by independent departures from the university.


This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Trois-Rivières, Quebec Old Trois Rivières
Trois-Rivières offers visitors a variety of tourist attractions including museums, theatres, cinemas, art galleries and heritage sites. For additional information, visit www.tourismetroisrivieres.com/en/a_decouvrir.php
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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