ORA Summer Language Program

  • Who: Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Where: France
  • When: Summer
  • How long: 4 weeks
  • For academic credit? Yes
  • GPA requirement: 1.6 cum GPA 
  • Application fee: No ($60 ILOP fee for successful applicants)
  • Program fee: See OUI website for program fees
  • Costs borne by student: Travel documentation, flights, accommodation, meals, insurance
  • Tuition: Payable to partner institution
  • Financial assistance: Scholarships available ($1200- connect with OUI for more details)
  • OSAP eligible: No

ORA logoThe Ontario/Rhône-Alpes (ORA) Summer Language Program (SLP) is a short-term study abroad option. It is designed for full-time degree students interested in exploring French culture and improving their French language skills. Designed for non-French speakers, it offers a unique, excellent and highly enjoyable learning experience in the classroom. The program includes an extracurricular program as well as excursions to places of interest in the region.

There is no French-language prerequisite for successful participation in the Summer Language Program. Classes are offered at various levels, including beginners’ level. You must apply for an International Letter of Permission to earn a 3.0 unit FREN transfer credit. 

Update: CUEF at Universite Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is no longer an option for summer 2024. 

For complete details about the program including full eligibility and costs, please visit the ORA SLP website


Application details and the application form can be found on the ORA SLP website. Students must: 

1) First submit the online application on the ORA website

2) email the confirmation PDF copy + all supporting documents to ipo@queensu.ca