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Study in Montréal: An Inspiring Place to Learn

Montréal is safe, affordable, accessible and bursting with culture - making it a top study destination in the world.

Mar 25, 2022
  • Study Abroad in Canada

Choosing where to study is about more than the curriculum. It’s about finding a place you’ll love to call home—and Montréal has you covered! Safe, affordable, accessible and bursting with culture, Québec’s largest city is one of the world’s top student destinations.

From language diversity, quality teaching and job opportunities to cultural activities and a world-famous food scene (not to mention the magical winters), Montréal has it all.

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Montréal, home to a mosaic of languages

Living in Montréal is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the French language and Québec culture. But French is far from the only language spoken here. This inclusive and multicultural city attracts people from all over the globe, whose first languages include; Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Creole and Chinese.

Parlez-vous franglais?

Montréal is known for its bilingual culture. Walk the streets and you’ll hear Montrealers switch between French and English … often mid-sentence! The city is also home to both French and English educational institutions offering bilingual and trilingual programs, allowing you to study in your mother tongue while broadening your language knowledge.

Here in Montréal, 55 percent of the population is bilingual while 20 percent of residents are fluent in three or more languages. So no matter where you come from, you’ll always feel welcome and at home.


Learn French at your own pace

Whether you’ll soon be boarding your flight to Montréal or you’re about to take your 10th class at McGill, the Québec government gives you the opportunity and freedom to learn at your own pace—whenever you’re ready and wherever you are.

Learn from world-class teachers in a collaborative setting

Montréal’s approach to education focuses on quality teaching and collaboration. A lot of professors favour group discussions over traditional lectures, and most class projects involve teamwork. Students here are encouraged to debate, share ideas and exchange perspectives with their fellow students from around the world.

Montréal’s universities and colleges are designed for optimal learning, fully equipped wit cutting-edge labs, computer rooms, sports facilities, performance halls and more.

Take your pick of year-round festivals and activities

With a jam-packed calendar of festivals, activities and entertainment in all four seasons, there’s always something new to see and do in Montréal. You can take your pick of 100+ festivals, 70 museums and 270 movie theaters to get your culture fix. And whether you’re a fan of the circus, electronic music or street art, you’ll always find something to keep you entertained when it’s time to take a break from the books.

Quebecers are known for their festivals and celebrations, including Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the province’s national holiday—and the perfect opportunity to let loose Québec-style!


Dig into Montréal’s famous food scene

Montréal’s culinary offer is about so much more than poutine (although it’s a must-try while you’re here!). The city is home to an endless array of eateries serving up diverse and delicious flavors—from every kind of international cuisine you can think of to line-up-worthy local specialties, including; lobster rolls, beaver tails, maple syrup, pancakes, bagels and smoked meat sandwiches. Whatever kind of food you’re craving, Montréal has it all.

Experience the magic of winter in Montréal

Only bears hibernate in Québec … the locals know there’s too much fun to be had in the snow! The average seasonal temperature is -5 degrees Celsius, which feels a lot warmer with a good pair of boots! When the mercury drops, you can take part in countless winter activities without having to leave the city, from ice skating and tobogganing, to cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Or simply take a stroll through the snowy streets and fall in love with the picturesque magic of winter in Montréal.

Study in Montréal

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