Quebec Studies Summer Seminar

QCST 336: Quebec Studies Summer Seminar (6 Credits)


Important: This course will not be offered in Summer 2022.

Improve your French, discover Montreal and experience the Quebec way of life!

The Quebec Studies Summer Seminar offers an extraordinary opportunity to enhance your French communication skills and discover Quebec's vibrant culture in the largest French-speaking city in North America.

View the video below to see what students have to say about their experience:

Through a multidisciplinary historical approach, this 6-week intensive course brings together leading scholars in anthropology, history, political science and literary studies as well as cultural figures, opinion makers and public intellectuals for an integrated course in French language and Quebec history.

In order to create an ideal learning environment, only 25 students will be selected. Classes are in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions.


  • Discover important elements of Quebec history and culture by interacting with well-known scholars and public figures;
  • Improve your French oral and written communication skills;
  • Develop your critical mind by listening, reading, debating, and doing your academic assignments in French;
  • Take advantage of a small-class setting with the presence and expertise of two professors (one for the language component, one for the history component).


Interested candidates must have a good intermediate level of French corresponding to either: TFI Working Proficiency in French or DELF 2 A5 - A6 (CIEP); B2, Autonomie (European Council). 

The course is open to Special and Visiting students (including international students), and current McGill Students.


Students should take note that this course may be cancelled due to unanticipated low enrolment, or other issues.
Summer Studies or Quebec Studies shall contact enrolled students as soon as possible to inform them about the situation.

Admissions information is available here.


Fees for 2019 are available here.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding the program and its content, please contact Mr. Stephan Gervais:
Email: stephan.gervais [at] (subject: Quebec%20Studies%20Summer%20Seminar)
Telephone: (514) 398-3960

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