Krista Shaw
Alberta to Quebec

This was the most enriching experience of my life! Getting to explore another region, learning another language and meeting some fantastic people were all part of the program. I've fallen deeply in love with the French language and the Quebecois culture! This was a very beautiful experience.

It was fantastic to see how much importance this program places on improving itself and looking for feedback. The only problem I've found is that I have nothing to say when it comes to improving the program! It has gone above and beyond my expectations. I had so much fun with all the activities that were organized, like the open mic night, the soirée de poker and retro night... just to name a few! The town was absolutely beautiful with a pastry chef right from France who made the most delicious creations and a cafe that served the best coffee I've ever had in my life. The sunsets over the St-Lawrence River set against the background of the Appalachian mountain range, are the most spectacular I've ever seen. The people of La Pocatière are extremely warm and welcoming. They gladly engaged in conversation and were very patient and kind. J'adore la Poc!

The program was absolutely fantastic! The classes were stimulating, informative and fun. I really learned so much about the French language. I've been searching for something to really help me improve and understand the language. I found that what I was being taught in school, and what I was doing on my own to study the language was not enough. I didn't know what exactly it was that I needed or was searching for in my study of French. This program surrounded me in French culture and language and really helped me bore into the heart of the language. It helped me break through the surface of what is taught in school and into the essence. I have loved my time here, I don't want to leave! I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone and I can't wait for next summer to do this again!

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