Short Term Language Exchange - University of Lausanne (January)
The University of Lausanne - UNIL’s Cours de Vacances has been running since 1895 is committed to the teaching of French to non-French speakers. Students will gain credit towards their Macquarie award program and enhance their language skills through this three-week language immersion program.
Taking place at UNIL in January/ February 2020 this course, which adopts a task-based approach, is for MQ intermediate and advanced French studies (200 and 300-level) students. The course combines intensive French language classes with a small taste of culture and history of Lausanne and Switzerland. Students can find more information here.
Type of Program
Short-term language exchange
Level of Study
Length of Program
28th January - 15th February
|Program Credits||FRN231 or FRN331|
Language of Instruction
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Up to AUD $1500
GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
Please refer to this website University of Lausanne
Students have to arrange their own accommodation.
Exchange Student Website
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Admitted in an undergraduate degree at Macquarie University with relevance to this program
- Enrolled in French Intermediate or Advanced II and have completed French Intermediate or Advanced I at the time of assessment
- Students must have minimum GPA 2.0/4.0 or 4.0/7.0 at time of assessment
- Completed a minimum 12 credit points at Macquarie University at time of assessment
- Satisfy other criteria specified in the Student Exchange Policy
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
UNIL’s Cours de Vacances has been running since 1895 is committed to the teaching of French to non-French speakers. Students will gain credit towards their Macquarie award program and enhance their language skills through this three-week language immersion program.
Area of study
Society, history and languages
Has a GPA requirement
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Intermediate and advanced French language, Exchange, Short term, Lausanne, Switzerland, Swiss
Up to AUD $1500
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