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Studying in Québec

COM2051: Intercultural Communication in Putney, VT and Québec City, Canada

Program Dates

July 9 – July 29, 2023

Program Overview

This course focuses on the relationship between communication and culture. Students explore the ways in which cultural values, attitudes and assumptions are reflected in the communication process.

Students in this program will spend the two weeks of the course on Landmark College's Putney, VT campus and will travel to Quebec City, Canada for one week of the course.

The semester begins with a self-analysis of the students’ own cultural identities and communication styles. Students then examine verbal and nonverbal communication patterns from a cross-cultural perspective. The students work toward refining their oral communication skills by preparing oral presentations and leading group discussions.


Program at a Glance

Program Dates: July 9 – July 29, 2023

Québec City Program Leaders

Academic Director: Lee Crocker, Associate Professor of Communication

Program Director: Jessica Lindoerfer, Director of Study Away, Co-Director of LC Online & Intersession Programs

Special Considerations

Consider the following to determine if this course is right for you:

Free time/Independence: variable
Physical Demands: low to moderate
Transitions: low
Stimuli: low to moderate

See details below.

Québec Study Abroad Program Details & FAQs

  • Students in this program will spend two weeks at our Putney, VT campus and one week in Québec, Canada. Transportation to Québec will be by bus or train.

    Free time/Independence: variable. While on campus, free time will be similar to any other campus course - this program takes place during the second summer session on campus. While in Québec, the group will have many structured activities but most days will include some free time.

    Physical Demands: moderate. In Québec, the program will include some walking around the city, standing in museums or other locations, and possibly some walking or light hiking on excursions outside the city.

    Transitions: low. The group will travel together to Québec, and will stay in the same location in the city for the duration of the visit.

    Stimuli: low to moderate. Québec is a small city and will therefore have pedestrian and vehicle traffic. However, the majority of the program is on campus.

  • Prerequisites

    This is a 3-credit, 2000-level course and requires the following prerequisites:

    • Good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or above)
    • WRT1011 and
    • EDU1011 or EDU1001 and
    • One 1000-level Communications course

    OR permission of the department chair

  • Academic Director: Lee Crocker, Associate Professor of Communication

    Lee Crocker is an Associate Professor of Communication at Landmark College. Lee earned her Master's in Special Education and Reading from Sage Graduate School, Bachelor's of Psychology from the University of Vermont, and C.A.G., Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University New England.

    Lee's academic interests include animals and human communication and relationships, autism spectrum disorders, and social pragmatics.

    Program Director: Jessica Lindoerfer

    Jessica Lindoerfer is the Director of Study Away at Landmark College, as well as the Co-Director of LC Online & Intersession Programs. Jessica earned her Master's Degree in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.


  • Program Cost: $6,250

    Cost of this program includes:

    • 3-credit course
    • Van transportation to the program location and all program activities
    • Field trips and housing
    • Health insurance for the duration of the program
    • Some group meals

    Student spending can vary depending on the individual. Additional costs include:

    • Most meals
    • Free time activities
    • Cell phone costs, if students plan to activate a roaming plan or purchase a local SIM card
    • Laundry
    • Souvenirs, gifts, etc.
  • Landmark College’s “Global Engagement” Scholarship offers a scholarship of up to 50% of the program fee. Scholarships are need-based and in general there are 1 – 2 available per program. Click here for the scholarship application.

  • Click here for the Summer 2023 study abroad application.

    Program and Scholarship Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 5

    Notification of acceptance and scholarship decisions: Friday, April 14

    Program deposit ($1,500 to confirm seat, non-refundable) due: Monday, April 24


If you have any questions about this program or any other Landmark College Study Away programs, please contact Jessica Lindoerfer, Co-Director of Landmark College Online & Intersession Programs.

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