Study in France or Germany for the Summer!

Carleton University is part of a consortium of Ontario Universities International (OUI) that administers student mobility programs. Carleton students can apply to a partner institution in France (ORA) or Germany (OBW) to complete a language program during the summer term. A scholarship valued at $1200 is available for those who are selected into the program.

Please note that fees are paid to the host institution and not to Carleton University. Students are fully responsible for tuition fees and other associated costs, such as visas, health insurance, and accommodations.

Applications Instructions

If you are applying to an OUI Summer Language Program (ORA; OBW), you must complete the following steps to be considered:

  1. Review eligibility requirements on the Registrar’s Office Letter of Permission webpage
  2. Submit OUI application package (including all required supporting documents) to the Exchange Team at by February 15, 2023
  3. Upon return, report to the Registrar’s Office (300 Tory Building) to complete necessary application forms

Application Turnaround Times

You will be notified by the end of March if you have been accepted into the Ontario Summer Language Program. Acceptance letters will be sent later to your email.

ORA-Ontario/Rhône-Alpes, France

OBW-Ontario/Baden-Würtemberg, Germany

If participating in an OUI Summer Program, please review our International Mobility Programs Resources page.

Stories from Abroad

student in France in front of a canal

Erica participated in the Summer Language Program and traveled to France, where she stayed with a host family and took intensive French courses.

“For me, French class is never just a course with assignments for a final mark anymore. It’s an opportunity to stay connected with host families and French friends.

It opens up the possibility of traveling to a francophone place and being able to understand a culture and people way more than I could without the language.”

– Erica, Summer Language Program Participant, Ontario Rhône-Alpes

For more information contact the Exchange Team at