International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Ontario Rhône-Alpes Summer Programs

Applications for the ORA Summer Research Program are due to the International Programs Office (Mac-Corry B206) by January 17th, 2020 at 4:30pm.

The Ontario Rhône-Alpes (ORA) program allows Queen’s students to study abroad at universities in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Students interested in short-term study abroad programs can participate in the ORA Summer Language Program (SLP) or the ORA Summer Research Program (SRP). 

Summer Language Program

The Summer Language Program (SLP) is a short-term study abroad option for full-time degree students interested in exploring French culture and improving their French language skills. It is designed for non-French speakers. Intensive French language training unfolds in the Rhône-Alpes region of France over the course of four weeks (July-August).

Consider spending a month of your summer in South East of France while earning credits towards your degree. For complete details about the nomination procedure, eligibility requirements and the program please review the ORA SLP website.

Eligibility

To be eligible students must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be pursuing a degree at Queen's University;
  • be registered as a full-time student at Queen's in the academic year preceding participation in the SLP; and
  • be continuing in the same academic program in the academic year following participation

Application

To apply you must:

  • complete and sign the ORA SLP application form;
  • obtain an official transcript from Gordon Hall;
  • write an explanation of your reasons for wishing to participate in this program (max. 1 page, double spaced); and
  • submit your complete application to the International Programs Office (MacCorry B206)

Applications are due in the International Programs Office by February 14th, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

You must apply through to this program through the International Programs Office. Please do NOT submit your own application directly to the ORA office.

If you are accepted to this program you will need to apply for an online International Letter of Permission. There is a $60 fee for this document.

Summer Research Program

The Summer Research Program (SRP) is designed for undergraduate and graduate science students interested in conducting research in conjunction with a professor at a partner Rhône-Alpes university. Students must be studying science, engineering, or health science disciplines. Partner Rhône-Alpes universities include:

  • Lyon 1 (Claude Bernard);
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon);
  • INSA (Lyon);
  • Ecole Centrale Supérieure (Lyon);
  • Université Grenoble Alpes (Université Jean Fourier);
  • INP (Grenoble);
  • Université de St. Etienne; and
  • Université de Savoie

The program runs from May-July, with flexibility . Students are encouraged to work with a professor at Queen's to contact Faculty at a partner institution to establish a research connection, as this is a preferred prerequisite for participation. While language proficiency is not a requirement for application, as lab work is conducted in English (depending on research professor), knowledge of French would be an asset for participants. For complete details about the nomination procedure, eligibility requirements and specific program details, please review the ORA SRP website.

Professor Philippe Di Stefano, Department of Physics, is willing to meet with students to discuss the ORA SRP. They are holding office hours on October 17 17:30-18:00 in their office (STI 374) and again in November. Please contact Professor Di Stefano at distefan@queensu.ca if you would like to learn more about this program.

Nomination & Application

Applications for the 2020 SRP, must be submitted by January 17, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Application details and the application form for the 2020 program can be found on the ORA SRP website.

You must apply through the International Programs Office by January 17, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Please do NOT submit your own application directly to the ORA office.