Global Library Space InitiativeContinuing Studies

Welcome from the President

Amit Chakma President and Vice-Chancellor of Western

On behalf of Western University, I am pleased to recognize the 85th Anniversary of Western University’s French Immersion School. On July 27 and 28, 2017, I invite you to join Western in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec for a celebration of the School’s history, its partnership with the University and the community’s role in contributing to French language and culture in Canada. This event coincides with Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The School is the oldest of its kind in Canada. Since its founding in 1932 over 25,000 participants from all over Canada, the United States, and beyond have taken part in the program. Learning in a complete immersion environment, the participants not only study French, but live the language and the culture. The hospitality of the homestay families, who welcome and open up their homes, is the reason for the program’s success and longevity.

Amit Chakma
President and Vice-Chancellor
Western University