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Chicoutimi has one of the highest concentrations of native French-speakers in North America, making it the most ideal setting for those of you are serious about being immersed in the French language to become fluent. The Language and Québec Culture School at the University of Québec at Chicoutimi has a long relationship with SUNY Plattsburgh, and several other institutions in the US.
You must submit the SUNY Application by the deadlines stated in the above section. Once we receive your SUNY application, Study Abroad and Exchanges will provide a link for the required Chicoutimi application online.
The Semester French Program at Chicoutimi is worth 15 undergraduate credits in French language courses. When you arrive, you will take a placement exam with other students, which is meant to group you into classes with others who have similar French proficiency as you. For a list of course descriptions, please visit Chicoutimi's website:
Students can take advantage of an internship as part of their French program. For potential internship sites, please contact Study Abroad and Exchanges. Below you will find a cost estimate for the language and internship program.
The only type of arranged accommodations available for the French Semester Program is home stays. If you do not want to live with a local family, then you will have to look for an apartment in Chicoutimi on your own. Unfortunately, SUNY Plattsburgh and Chicoutimi cannot help you find an apartment. If you do choose a host family, then Chicoutimi will put you in contact with a local family. You will pay for room and board directly to the family, and not through SUNY Plattsburgh or Chicoutimi.
Chicoutimi is the fourth largest city in Québec. It is located approximately two hours by car north of Quebec City, or six hours northeast of Plattsburgh by car. The region is known for its rugged beauty and wilderness. The nearby Lake St. Jean and Saguenay fjords, especially, attract thousands of tourists annually. Our students have always found Chicoutimi and its people to be warm, friendly and eager to share their language and culture with them.
Please note that all fees are subject to change without notice.
If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:
Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292
Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.