Top 10 Reasons to attend ISP

Number 1

McGill University Cupola

Top International School

McGill University is ranked 42nd in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17.

It also occupies the 32nd position among world universities and is 1st in Canada for Citations per Faculty by QS World University Rankings 2018.

McGill is also ranked 2nd in Canada and 18th worldwide for most employable graduates (Times Higher Education Graduate Employability Ranking 2017).

Number 2

Montreal is a vibrant cultural hub

A vibrant cultural hub with un je ne sais quoi

A UNESCO City of Design since 2006, Montreal offers a true joie de vivre that boasts a unique fusion of  North American, European, and other cultures. As Montreal is the 4th largest French city in the world behind Kinshasha (DR Congo), Paris (France), and Abidjan (Ivory Coast), studying at the McGill campus is the perfect way to learn and practice your French speaking. Find out more at McGill dans la ville.

Number 3

Montreal has an excellent quality of life

World's #1 Student City

Out of 125 cities, Montreal made it to the top as the world's #1 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2016-17).

“This ranking is a reflection of how highly our students, and the global workplace, value Montreal’s universities,” said Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor [of McGill University]. “It is also a validation of the city’s welcoming spirit and exciting creativity. Montreal is a place of coming-together: different languages and cultures, the arts and commerce, deep history and a visionary future. Our hometown is a special city, and students want to live and study here. It is particularly rewarding to get this kind of international recognition during our sesquicentennial year.”

Number 4

Montreal is a bridge to the rest of Canada

A bridge to the rest of Canada

Want to see more of what Canada has to offer? ISP students enjoy two weekend trips to surrounding areas as Montreal is exceptionally well positioned for students to take trips to other parts of the country. Picturesque Niagara Falls, the nation’s capital Ottawa, historic Quebec City, and the booming metropolis of Toronto are all easily accessible from Montreal.

Number 5

Enriching courses

Enriching courses

Irrespective of their current undergraduate program, any student can apply to McGill’s International Summer Program. Through this program, students will learn from the world-class faculty about management and branding in a global setting. Each course has 39 contact hours granting three (3) North American credits, equivalent to six (6) ECTS credits.

Number 5

ISP is the experience of a lifetime Experience of a lifetime

Students have the opportunity to meet peers from across the globe who are drawn to McGill for its international reputation. Many students describe their experience as life-changing,  as they not only gain valuable knowledge and get to experience life in a cosmopolitan city, but they also make lifelong friendships with people from all over the world. Read our Students' Testimonials

Number 7

Parents can rest assured

Personal safety is paramount to the ISP experience. Our weekend trips include guided visits with an adult supervising all activities. In addition, the student accommodations at EVO have security on site 24/7.


Number 8

Personalized learning

One of the many advantages to the small class sizes of the International Summer Program at McGill is that the experience is highly personalized with students enjoying one-on-one attention. They tend to form strong friendships with their instructors and peers.

Number 9 LaCité - in the heart of downtown Montreal

Located at the foot of Mount Royal with convenient access to the Plateau area and to all that downtown Montreal offers,
LaCité provides a wide selection of convenient and comfortable fully furnished suites for rent.

Number 10

Pathway to future education

The ISP Program often serves as a pathway to future education providing first-hand experience of life at McGill and campus activities as well as insight into higher learning. Many ISP students return to Montreal and go on to pursue graduate studies at McGill.

Want to know more about McGill?

McGill University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities and is located in the heart of Montreal, North America's #1 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2017-18).