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College of Physical Activity
and Sport Sciences

Study Abroad - Canada

Study Abroad – Canada

Study Abroad
in Québec, Canada

Program Description:

  • This is a state-sponsored program and trip to L’Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. The program was established for the first time in 2009, and its goal is to provide students with an inexpensive opportunity to engage in a firsthand experience of a foreign culture and language.
  • This program is sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and is a joint initiative of three major state universities: West Virginia University, Marshall University, and West Virginia State University (WVSU), and one Canadian university—L’Université Laval.
  • During the 2013 version the program included, for the very first time, visits and lectures related to sport management.


  • During the ten-day trip, students will visit Niagara Falls, Quebec City, and Montreal. In Quebec City they will attend lectures on history, the indigenous populations, politics of Quebec, sport in Canada and U.S. – Canada relations.
  • Students will visit several historical sites in Quebec and Montreal.
  • Visits to sport facilities in Quebec include: a guided tour of all the sports facilities at L’Universté Laval; Le Colisé, the home of the former National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, the Quebec Nordiques; and the 30,000 seat hockey arena under construction in Quebec City.
  • In Montreal students will visit the Bell Centre, home of the NHL franchise Montreal Canadians.


The program will begin immediately after the end of the spring semester and run from May 17 to 26, 2014.


During 2013, the cost of the program was $650. Cost for the 2014 May trip are TBD and will be announced in early 2014.

Cost Includes
  • A one credit course in Foreign Culture (FCLT 293: An Introduction to the Political and Cultural Identity of Canada and Quebec)
  • Transportation to Quebec City
  • All accommodations, including an overnight stay in Niagara Falls
  • Two nights in Montreal and six nights in Quebec City
  • Tour sites
  • Lectures and most of the meals

If you are interested to learn more about the Quebec Program, you can contact

Dr. Gonzalo Bravo

You can also contact:

Dr. James Natsis
Director of International Programs at West Virginia State University,

Mr. Jason Burns
Office of International Programs ,WVU