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Study Elsewhere — Quebec and France


Students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies and wish to study abroad for one or two semesters should contact the University of Toronto Centre for International Experience Office, or consult their website Students may request credit for a course offered by the Department of French, subject to the general rules for eligibility.


To be entitled to participate in the Third Year Study Elsewhere Program, a student must satisfy the following requirements: overall average of at least 70% in courses completed in second year, and an average of 70% in at least two French courses (FRE) required in a Major or Specialist program.

Information on these programs and on the Second Language Summer Program is available on-line at


The Department of French at the University of Toronto, along with other Canadian universities, offers a third-year abroad program option to study at the University of Nice. Students spend a full academic year at the University of Nice (September to May), and may receive up to 5.0 credits towards their UofT degree (2.0 credits taught by the Canadian professor in charge of the program and up to 3.0 credits from the regular University of Nice offerings). Students pay regular University of Toronto tuition fees and remain UofT students.

Eligibility - Students must be enrolled in a French program (Specialist, Major or Minor), have a minimum GPA of 2.50, and have an average of at least B (70%) in all courses completed in the year preceding their participation in the program. Students must also have completed at least FSL221Y (with a minimum grade of 63%) or equivalent. At least 1.0 FRE 200-level course is preferred.

St George students apply by submitting the online form to the Centre for International Experience UTM and UTSC students apply through their own International Student Centre.


The English Assistant Program is an exchange program operated by the French government, offering Canadian students of French the opportunity to spend a year in France, as paid assistants to teachers of English. The Program provides students who would not otherwise have a chance to spend a full year in France an exceptional opportunity to improve French skills and to get to know France.

Candidates must be Canadian citizens, under the age of 30. They must currently be students at the University of Toronto, have knowledge of French, and have English as a primary language. Priority is given to undergraduate students in their third year of studies. For more information, consult or email:


For Summer Immersion Courses in France, please consult the website at or contact the French Consulate General (416-925 0025).

For the Explore Program, please consult the website at

For the UofT summer abroad courses in Tours, France, please consult the website at Students enrolled in the summer abroad program are granted UofT credits.

For information on any of these programs, please contact the Study Elsewhere Advisor at


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit