University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


V--Special Study Opportunities

Study Abroad

Students registered in a Study Abroad Semester are recognized as University of Guelph students and thus fall under the rules and regulations of the University of Guelph. It should to be noted however, that many study abroad semesters involve the employment of sessional faculty from abroad. While every attempt is made to fully inform these faculty of the Senate regulations concerning academic procedures and evaluation of student work, there may be times when appeals by students are not handled in a fashion that would be appropriate under the University of Guelph guidelines. It is therefore recommended that any student who wishes to submit an appeal to Academic Review or request a grade reassessment should first contact the coordinator for advice.

It will be the responsibility of the coordinator to refer the matter through the appropriate channels. In some cases this might be to a department chair, in others, through a dean. At all times the University of Guelph's rules and procedures will be adhered to. Given the distance between the University of Guelph and the host institution, the time deadlines in place for processing requests for academic review or grade reassessments will not be enforced. Students studying on an exchange should normally expect to abide by the rules and regulations of the host institution.

French Studies

Guelph students have many opportunities to enrich their academic French studies through varied programs. They may choose to spend semesters 5 and 6 in Nice, France, with the Canadian Third Year in Nice program (not to be confused with the Universite Canadienne en France program), sponsored in part by the University of Guelph. In this program, Guelph students take courses at the University of Nice along with regular French students. Another possibility is spending one or more semesters at a university in Quebec, in which case they are eligible for the monitor program (financial support in exchange for teaching conversational English) as well as several bursaries.

Francophone students at Guelph are also eligible for the monitor program, teaching conversational French locally. French Studies graduates may apply to the Canada France Exchange program which allows them to spend one full year in France, teaching conversational English in French high schools, as well as pursuing their studies at a French university if they so wish. For further details, contact the departmental advisor, Department of French Studies, College of Arts.

International Field Studies

International Field Studies grants are available annually for students who individually arrange opportunities abroad with supervising faculty. Details and application forms are available from International Education Services (IES), Level 4, U.C.

Krakow Semester

The Guelph/Krakow semester provides the opportunity for up to 20 University of Guelph students to study at Jagiellonian University (the alma mater of Copernicus) for the fall semester. Students, who will have completed 4 semesters with a 70% average, in all undergraduate university programs are encouraged to apply (an association with the agricultural university in Krakow provides OAC students with a unique opportunity to learn about Polish agriculture). Courses are taught by Polish faculty in English and are accredited at either the 300 or 400 level. Survival Polish lessons will be provided in Guelph and Krakow. In addition to the experience of living in a Krakow university residence and learning formally and informally about Polish art, culture, history, political systems, etc., there are a number of trips to areas and place of interest in Poland. The semester is coordinated by a Guelph faculty member who may also teach a course in Krakow. More detailed information about academic requirements, bursaries, courses, etc. can be obtained from International Education Services (IES), Level 4, U.C.

London Semester

Students may take a full time winter semester in Britain by going on the London Semester. While the courses offered are in Arts and/or Social Science, all students are eligible to apply. The Senate regulations governing the London semester, application forms, deadline dates, and details concerning the selection of students are available at the office of the program counsellor for the B.A. program.

London Semester - Business Studies

The Business Studies London Semester is designed to give participants a special opportunity to advance their understanding of international aspects of business, especially within the European context. This program is available to students enrolled in the B. Comm. program and other business related specializations, who are in their fifth or subsequent semesters. It is available to (approximately 25) full-time students who will take 4 courses as part of their regular program of studies. These courses are strongly oriented to European business and the business environment. They take particular advantage of their location in London, one of the world's principal commercial centres. The academic experience is greatly enriched through the inclusion of special field trips and excursions. Students live either at the Guelph-London House, or in its immediate community.Application forms, deadline dates (early in the winter semester) and further details on the program are available at the program counsellor's office for the B. Comm. program.

London Semester - Spring Session

Each May a special six week session is offered in London, England to a group of Guelph students from various degree programs. This provides an opportunity for up to 10 students to take 2 credit courses while taking advantage of the rich educational and cultural opportunities available. Participating students may live at Guelph's London House or in the surrounding community. The session is coordinated and supervised by a Guelph faculty member, and courses are taught by Guelph faculty with content and focus depending on the instructor's specialty. For more details, consult International Education Services (IES), Level 4, U.C.

Paris Semester

This is a broad based program of studies which makes use of the rich resources of Paris during the winter semester. It is designed for up to 30 students in semester 3 or higher of any degree program at Guelph. Students live in residence at the Cite Universitaire in the south of Paris, or with French families and are supervised by a faculty member from Guelph who acts as the semester coordinator.

A normal load may include both Paris based studies and correspondence courses. Paris courses are given by the coordinator (in his or her specialty) or other Guelph faculty or by French tutors. While some specially tailored correspondence courses are available, students are encouraged to arrange correspondence courses to meet their particular needs. Students are also encouraged to perfect their knowledge of French, for instance at the Alliance Francaise, during their stay. Educational excursions relating to course work are also arranged.

Students should have good academic standing and should have completed at least 2 semesters at the University of Guelph at the time of application. Those with a cumulative average of 70% or above will be given preference, but all applications will be considered. Although courses are taught in English, a basic knowledge of French is required.

More detailed information about academic requirements, bursaries, courses, etc. can be obtained from International Education Services (IES), Level 4, U.C.

Villefranche-sur-mer Semester

The Villefranche-sur-mer semester is a special study-abroad semester offered through the Bachelor of Commerce program to (currently) 30 students in either the Hotel and Food Administration or Institutional Foodservice Management Majors, who have completed at least 15 course credits. This Fall semester program directs particular attention to international issues in hospitality and tourism, and provides for exploration of the cultural, historical and social resources of the French Riviera, one of the oldest and best known tourist destinations in Europe. The Villefranche experience is enriched through the inclusion of special field trips and excursions. Students live and study on the campus of the Universite Canadienne en France and are supervised by a Guelph faculty member who acts as the program coordinator.

Further details, application forms and deadline dates (early in the winter semester) on the program are available at the office of the departmental advisor for the School of Hotel and Food Administration.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
V--Special Study Opportunities

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