Study Abroad | Summer 2019

Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Italy, Ecuador, or Quebec next year.
Attend one of our Information Sessions in October or November!

Study in Venice, Italy

Course: ITAL 101 (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Luisa Canuto
Dates: June 9-29, 2019
Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Information Sessions: 

  • November 1, 2018 – 1:00pm – UBC Life Building – Multipurpose Room
  • November 27, 2018 – 1:00pm – UBC Life Building – Multipurpose Room

The course is more intense than a standard Italian 101 course, with longer class periods and a number of visits around and outside Venice. The intensity of our Italian 101 course is meant to help you familiarize with the language and the city in a relatively short amount of time, and to provide you with the advantages of the ‘immersion’ experience while in Italy.

This is a highly participatory class and you will, therefore, be asked to do many activities and exercises in pairs and in groups. We will:

  • act out role-plays
  • conduct simple interviews with Italian native speakers and
  • make short presentations
  • read dialogues and short readings
  • review and practice fundamental grammar concepts
  • discuss cultural aspects of Italian life
  • practice real-life situations and visit Italian sites, using Italian as much as possible

During this course, you will substantially increase your comprehension and reading skills and develop your overall literacy in Italian, and with the confidence to explore and get to know the city and Italian people on your own. Learn more.

Study in Quito, Ecuador

Course: SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 (6 credits total)
Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Spacciante
Dates: May 1-June 28, 2019
Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Information Sessions:

  • October 15, 2018 – 12:15pm -12:45 –  Buchanan Tower 826
  • November 7, 2018 – 5:00 pm – Multipurpose Room – UBC Life Building

In the 201 course, you will study vocabulary and grammar, which will enable you to communicate using a variety of topics such as:

  • Hispanoamérica
  • Los sistemas educativos
  • El trabajo
  • Las costumbres y tradiciones

You will practice all five language skills:

  1. SPEAK when required to ask or to respond to questions in class or present dialogs
  2. LISTEN to and comprehend the main idea of classroom, films, and audio exercises
  3. READ and comprehend the main idea of authentic texts and other readings
  4. WRITE when doing homework, compositions or in-class activities
  5. UNDERSTAND cultural interaction in basic social and survival situations and gain an awareness of the diversity of Hispanic cultures

The 202 course proceeds with the introduction of language structures of increased complexity, while requiring you to engage in interactive communication.  You will demonstrate competence in advanced notions, within the context of topical tasks and situations. This course includes group interaction and the discussion (oral and written) of a film and/or a short story.  Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and language structures by means of self-expression, both oral and written. This course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Learn more.

Study in Québec City, Canada

Course: FREN 111 (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Stéphanie Palisse
Dates: June 2019 (3 weeks)
Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Information Session:

  • November 2, 2018 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm – UBC Life Building – Multipurpose Room


French 111, Study in Quebec program, is an immersion/intensive course in spoken and written French. The course uses an integrated method that facilitates the development of communicative abilities without neglecting the study of grammatical structure, literature, and writing. FR111 includes visits around Quebec city to allow students to learn more about the history of the city and the region as well as the Francophone culture.

By the end of the course, you are expected to develop a good understanding of the French language and culture, and be able to yourself in a variety of situations, such as speaking and writing about yourself, your family, your interests and your daily routine. You will improve your ability to:

  • Talk about the present and the past
  • Tell and write stories that happened in the past
  • Ask questions to locals about their lives in Quebec
  • Express opinions
  • Read some newspapers and articles in French
  • Take part in debates related to Canadian and Quebec culture, history and politics

Learn more.