Would it be possible to study French in Canada for my third year, as part of the year abroad in an Economics course?

Hi there, Im currently looking at starting university in the 2017/18 academic year, and have looked at several universities that offer the course I want plus a year abroad. However, I have still not found a course where the 3rd year can be DOING THE SUBJECT I WANT, plus ABROAD. I am looking at doing Economics, with a year of French, and just wanted to know if it would be possible to take the 3rd year studying French in Canada (preferbably), or in the Americas?

This question was asked by Sebastian Hall , asked on 6th April 2016 and has been read 2512 times.

  • Rosemary Maher · 7 years ago


    If I've understood correctly, you're planning on studying Economics but just want to do a year of French as a year abroad? I'm not sure how this works logistically, since usually a certain level of a foreign language is required if you intend to study in that language on a year abroad, usually evidenced by doing a degree incorporating that language. I study at the University of Leeds, and know a few people who do Economics & French (joint honours), one of whom spent their year abroad in Canada (Montreal) where he studied some economics plus other modules of interest all in French (typically there are fewer constraints on subjects studied whilst abroad and you have more flexibility to try new things). Perhaps if you're really keen on a year studying in French it would be worth considering a joint honours course? This would undoubtedly open up further opportunities for spending a year abroad studying economics in French!

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