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McGill SCS English Spring Break Immersion

This four-week study abroad program for university students 18 years and older old allows you to experience wintertime in Montreal, Canada, ranked 14th best student city in the world in 2022. You will stay with a Canadian family and work on your language skills while experiencing Montreal’s cultural vibrance, various cuisines, and city life.

Type: Intensive
Schedule: Full-time
Time: Weekdays
Delivery: In-person
Unit: Global and Strategic Communication

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Key Features

The program includes:


  • Homestay with a Canadian host family
  • Private room
  • All meals are included
  • Airport pickup and drop-off

Total Immersion

  • Daily classes with McGill instructors
  • Daily practice with language monitors
  • Daily pronunciation workshops
  • Online placement test before arrival

Exciting Activities

  • Cultural trips exploring the city of Montreal
  • Experience the Saint Patrick’s Day festival
  • Discover unique Canadian foods
  • Participate in Canadian winter activities

Optional Activities

  • Day trip to Ottawa (additional fee)
  • Day trip to Quebec City (additional fee)

Who Should Attend

This program is a good fit for you if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Enrolled in a university program
  • Interested in learning the French language and discovering French Canadian culture

Note: This program is for students who attend under a partnership agreement between McGill-SCS and their institution or agency.

Learning Outcomes

The program is designed to enable you to:

  • Experience life in Canada
  • Improve your French language skills
  • Gain confidence communicating in French
  • Discover the wonderful city of Montreal

Delivery Format and Schedule

The weekly schedule includes:

  • Two hours of classes Monday to Friday
  • Two hours of pronunciation clinic
  • Various activities in the afternoons
  • Optional day trips on certain weekends

*Please note that scheduled activities are subject to change

Admission Requirements

A placement test is required.

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