Established in 2006, French Immersion Studies is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their French while they earn a regular degree. In its Vision 2010 Strategic Plan, the University of Ottawa declared as its number one goal:
"To play a leadership role in promoting Canada's official languages."
The University of Ottawa's French-immersion option seeks to expand and promote this goal. In Destination 2020, the University reaffirmed its commitment to French immersion as keystone of its bilingual culture.
The option has proven popular: in its first five years, more than 2,000 students have registered for French Immersion Studies!