Passport Travel Study Program

Bilingualism and Culture: Exploring Quebec: Faculty-Led Summer Travel Program

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Bilingualism and Culture: Exploring Quebec
On-Campus, Pre-trip Classes: June 19-22
Travel: June 26–July 7

Chateau Frontenac, Montreal

Faculty: Dr. Denise Minor [ Bio ]

Academic Credit: Earn 3 units of academic credit. [ Course ]

About the Program

Neighboring Canada offers so much interesting insight into how bilingualism works. Both Montreal and Quebec City present opportunities to experience daily life in a multilingual community. Explore the history of this fascinating area, and enjoy the rich culture eastern Canada has to offer.

Old Montreal

• Become immersed in Canada’s unique cultures and languages as you explore the gorgeous cities of Montreal and Quebec.

• Discover Orleans Island and Montmorency Falls, visit historic old towns, and enjoy the beautiful architecture that characterizes Canada’s cultural capitals.

• The course will also include guided city tours, visits to national museums, and a two-day jazz festival, all of which are designed to help you develop an understanding of how a bilingual culture functions.

[ Read more itinerary highlights. Use password “ChicoCanada” ]

CostMontreal Clock Tower

• WorldStrides Program Fee: $4,032, payable to WorldStrides. Includes international airfare, other transportation, hotels, admission to sites and tours, 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
[ Additional Information ]

◊ Application and $1,000 deposit due by March 15
◊ $1,516 due to WorldStrides by April 1
◊ $1,516 due to WorldStrides by May 1

• Course fees: $690, payable to CSU, Chico (3 units x $230/unit)

Academic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

Earn three units of academic credit by enrolling in the following class:

FLNG 355: Bilingualism in North America
[ Details & Registration ]

Program FacultyExploring Quebec: Dr. Quirino DeBrito

Dr. Denise Minor, Professor of Language, CSU Chico. Dr. Minor is from Pocatello, Idaho, but believes that she was supposed to have been born in Veracruz, Buenos Aires, Segovia or anywhere that Spanish is spoken. She began her professional life as a journalist but (in her mid-20s on a whim) moved to San Sebastian, Spain where she taught English in order to pay the bills. It was there that she realized that she loved both Spanish and teaching. Back in the U.S., she earned an MA in Spanish from San Francisco State and then a PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the University of California, Davis. Since 2007 she has been a professor at Chico State teaching some lower division classes as well as courses in linguistics such as Spanish Phonology, Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Teaching Methodology and Bilingualism in North America. As of Fall Semester 2015, she began teaching courses at the graduate level for the MA in Teaching International Languages program which has recently moved to the ILLC Department.

If you would like to know more about the trip or the course, contact Dr. Minor at

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