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French Immersion: A Key to the Francophone World

Program Number: 2764RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/24/2015 - 6/12/2015; 5/22/2016 - 6/10/2016; 7/3/2016 - 7/22/2016;
Duration: 19 nights
Location: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Price starting at: $1,825.00 - 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; Low Salt; Low Fat    

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 are not available for pre-program nights. Rooms at the University ARE available on the night the program ends (Fri, June 12, 2015) at a cost of $45 + tax. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before your arrival - contact the coordinator toll free at 1-888-343-8645. See Pre/Post Hotel information for suggested hotels in Trois-Rivieres and Montreal.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: See below Rooms at the University are not available for pre-program nights. Rooms at the University ARE available on the night the program ends (Fri, June 12, 2015) at a cost of $45 + tax. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before your arrival - contact the coordinator toll free at 1-888-343-8645. See Pre/Post Hotel information for suggested hotels in Trois-Rivieres and Montreal.
  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. Group transfer from Montreal airport departs at 2:00 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:
Departures after breakfast. Optional airport transfer departs UQTR at 9:00 a.m.; approximate arrival at airport is 11:30 a.m. Check-out is 12 noon for those departing independently. You will be staying at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information 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
 

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

   

If you purchased airfare through Road Scholar, you’ll receive free round-trip airport transfers to get you to and from your program. This offer is only available if you travel on the scheduled start and end date. You will receive detailed information regarding the transfer approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. If you did not purchase airfare through Road Scholar, you will be responsible for making your own way to and from the airport. Please review the suggested options below.

 

Montreal (YUL)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50 CAD
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 - 2.5 hours 

   

Shuttle transfer available from Montreal International Airport to the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières- with advance reservations. Shuttle will depart Montreal airport at 2:00 p.m. sharp; approximate arrival at UQTR is 4:30 p.m.

 

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 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 shuttle from Montreal airport (every 15 mins) to the downtown bus terminal in Montreal to change buses. Travel time varies with different departures. Call 888-999-3977 or visit www.orleansexpress.com for current schedule/fare information. Then taxi/city bus to campus.

 

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.

 

Montreal (YUL)

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50 CAD
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 - 2.5 hours 

   

Shuttle transfer available from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières to Montreal International Airport - with advance reservations. Shuttle will depart the University at 9:00 a.m. sharp; approximate arrival at Montreal International Airport is 11:30 a.m. Final details will be included in the Program Information Package which is mailed out approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the program start date.

 

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 hours 

   

Taxi/city bus to bus station, then Orleans Express bus from 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 shuttle from the downtown bus terminal in Montreal to the Montreal airport (shuttle runs every 15 mins). Travel time varies with different departures. Call 888-999-3977 or visit www.orleansexpress.com for current schedule/fare information. Discount for 60+.

 

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).

 
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, May 24)
   
 Arrive To: Arrivals and transfers to the University in Trois-Rivieres, QC. Check-in between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Optional airport shuttle scheduled to arrive at 4:30 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 6:30 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Program Orientation/Campus Visit/First French Classes
(Monday, May 25)

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 the cafeteria
 Morning: Program presentation with the group leader along with the guide that will travel with you during outings. You will also have an orientation visit of the campus and student cards will be issued.
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Classes: French As A Foreign Language. The group will be divided into three separate classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Class sizes are between 5 - 17 students depending on the total number of registrants.
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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/Diction Workshop
(Tuesday, May 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the 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 diction workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: French Classes/Old Trois-Rivieres/Homework Assistance
(Wednesday, May 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Take a guided walk in historic Trois-Rivieres.
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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/Conversation Workshop/Information Session - Weekend Outings/Diction Workshop
(Thursday, May 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the 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 the cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or diction workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: French Classes/Conversation Workshop/Diction Workshop/Board Game Night
(Friday, May 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop.
 Afternoon: Diction workshop (optional).
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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, May 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on your own.
 Morning: Travel by deluxe coach to Montreal. Our first stop will be at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica. Renowned for its extraordinary rich interior decoration and the daring architectural experiment of the Notre-dame Chapel, Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world every year. After this visit, you will have free time to visit Old Montreal.
 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.
 Dinner: A group reservation will be made at a restaurant in Montreal, 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 Ferme Nouvelle-France
(Sunday, May 31)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on your own.
 Morning: Travel by school bus to Ferme Nouvelle-France. 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.
 Lunch: A group reservation will be made and participants will pay for their own lunch.
 Afternoon: Free time In the beautiful gardens of la Ferme Nouvelle-France. Participants will be back at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières by 4:00 p.m.
 Dinner: Dinner on own. Participants will pay for their own meal.
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 9: French Classes/Cruise on Saint-Maurice River/Homework Assistance
(Monday, June 1)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Settle comfortably on board of 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 at the 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/Diction Workshop
(Tuesday, June 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the 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 the cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or diction workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: French Classes/Musée Québécois de Culture Populaire/Old Trois-Rivières Prison/Homework Assistance
(Wednesday, June 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: The Musée Québécois de culture populaire offers many exhibitions about the history of Quebec. The exhibitions will be followed by a visit of the Old Trois-Rivières prison. The building divisions are unchanged since 1815: the ground floor is in its original state, supported by cedar beams in the basement and many old doors have been kept. You will be guided by an ex-prisoner.
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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/Conversation Workshop/Information Session - Weekend Outings/Diction Workshop
(Thursday, June 4)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the 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 the cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or diction workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: French Classes/Conversation Workshop/Diction Workshop/Board Game Night
(Friday, June 5)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Conversation Workshop and Diction Workshop (optional).
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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, June 6)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on your 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: Lunch will be at Restaurant du Musée. A group reservation will be made. 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). There will be free time to explore on your own.
 Dinner: A group reservation will be made in 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: Village Québécois d’Antan
(Sunday, June 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on your own.
 Morning: Travel by school bus to the Village Québécois d’Antan. Morning: 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.
 Lunch: Lunch will be on-site, participants will pay their own meal.
 Afternoon: Return to Trois-Rivieres late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner on own in Trois-Rivieres. Participants will pay for their own meal.
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Day 16: French Classes/Musée de la Faune/Homework Assistance
(Monday, June 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: A visit to the Musée de la faune will amaze you with their different species from our forests including sounds and smells! You will also visit the Mokotakan Amerindian village: the 11 Quebec nations are presented by their different traditional housing.
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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/Diction Workshop
(Tuesday, June 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Presentation.
 Afternoon: French Conversation Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner at the cafeteria
 Evening: French movie screening or diction workshop (optional).
   
Accommodations: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: French Classes/Free Time/Homework Assistance
(Wednesday, June 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the cafeteria
 Afternoon: Free afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner at the 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/Conversation Workshop/Dinner at a Sugar Shack/Diploma Ceremony
(Thursday, June 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the cafeteria
 Morning: Classes: French As A Foreign Language
 Lunch: Lunch at the 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: Program Concludes/Departures
(Friday, June 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Cafeteria is at 7:30 a.m.
 Lunch: Departures after breakfast as per individual travel plans. Optional ($$) airport shuttle departs the University at 9:00 a.m.; approximate arrival at Montreal International Airport is 11:30 a.m. Check-out is 12:00 noon for those departing independently. 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.

Suggested Reading List


A People's History of Quebec


Author: Robin Philbot, Jacques Lacoursiere


Description: This swift overview of Quebec’s 450-year history by a leading historian covers everything from the earliest days of colonization to the province’s recent efforts to gain independence. Includes helpful timeline.



A Traveller's History of Canada


Author: Robert Bothwell


Description: A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.



Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories


Author: Robert Bothwell


Description: An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.



Champlain's Dream


Author: David Hackett Fischer


Description: In this stunningly researched and engaging biography, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hackett Fischer weaves together the epic story of soldier and explorer Samuel de Champlain, a colonizer of North America who spent 30 years bringing his vision of a New France to life.



Lonely Planet French Phrasebook


Author: Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet


Description: This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.



Montreal Map


Author: Berndtson & Berndtson


Description: A folded, laminated map of the city center of Montreal.



Montreal Then and Now


Author: Alan Hustak


Description: This installment in the Then and Now series takes stock of Montreal’s evolution by placing antique photographs side-by-side with contemporary ones. It peels back the years so that readers can see city fixtures as they once were.



Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City


Author: Sacha Jackson


Description: A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations.



Quebec Province Map


Author: RouteMaster


Description: The Canadian cartographers' map of the province at a scale of 1:750,000.



Selected Stories


Author: Alice Munro


Description: This collection of 28 short stories represents some of Munro's finest work. A powerful range of emotional, evocative tales set throughout the cities and rural towns of her native country.



Shadows on the Rock


Author: Willa Cather


Description: Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.



Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong


Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow


Description: Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.



Spectacular Canada


Author: Gerald Bryan Hall


Description: Featuring 177 color photographs showcasing the diversity and grandeur of our neighbor to the north.



Surfacing


Author: Margaret Atwood


Description: One of Atwood's earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn where a young woman becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec.



The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760


Author: W. J. Eccles


Description: A popular, groundbreaking academic history of New France in the colonial era.



The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War


Author: Fred Anderson


Description: Anderson (Crucible of War) illuminates relations between the Indians, French and British in 18th-century North America.



Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada


Author: Christopher Moore


Description: A riveting history of the earliest drafting of a Canadian national constitution during the Quebec Conference of 1864.



Why I Hate Canadians


Author: Will Ferguson


Description: This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.





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