DATES // September to May
COST // $15,000 (cost includes airfare departing from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA)
LOCATION // This gap year program is in the eastern part of Canada and (from a historical and political perspective) part of Central Canada, Quebec occupies a territory nearly three times the size of France or Texas, most of which is very sparsely populated. Quebec’s highest point is Mont D’Iberville, located on the border with Newfoundland and Labrador in the northeastern part of the province.
CULTURAL INFORMATION // The temperature is much colder than the continental US. The first snow is usually sometime in November. Snow usually stays on the ground until April. The official language of Quebec is French. Quebec is the only Canadian province whose population is mainly francophone, constituting 80.1% (5,877,660) of the population giving a singular response regarding their first language according to the 2006 Census. About 95% of the people reported being able to speak French, either as their first or second language, and for some as a third language.
DAY TO DAY LIFE // Along with French lessons throughout the week, the students will be involved with Renaissance (Church Plant) and a few other ministries throughout Quebec.
MINISTRY // Renaissance Bible Church with Pastor Ron Young – http://pastor-ron.blogspot.com
TESTIMONIALS // First Baptist Church of Woodstock has a strong partnership with Renaissance Church. Pastor Ron Young moved from Georgia (served at FBCW) to plant a church (Renaissance) in Quebec in 2006. We are very excited about sending students to work with Renaissance Church.