Fall 2017

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Quebec & Ottawa

Spend 9 days and 8 nights exploring French Canada as we visit Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn about the history of Upper and Lower Canada before it was even a country. Practice your French as we explore the cobblestone old towns in Quebec, eat your way through traditional cuisine, learn about Canada's rich sport history, and understand the country's political system.


Activities are still being confirmed, but may include:

  • Tour of Parliament Hill and Centre Block;
  • A day at large to explore the Ottawa museums of your chosing;
  • A walk along the famous Rideau Canal;
  • Celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th birthday;
  • Visiting Notre-Dame, Mount Royal, and Old Montreal;
  • Understanding the role the St. Lawrence River played in shaping Canada;
  • Exploring Old Quebec City (the oldest neighbourhood in North America) and its fortifications;
  • Enjoying historical buildings, wandering markets, galleries, restaurants, and museums.

*A more detailed itinerary will be available as travel details are confirmed.

Important Details

Dates: October 7-15, 2017

Estimated Cost: $1500-$1800, plus food (we recommend you budget an additional $400 for your own personal food costs).

Included in the Cost: Ground transportation at location (van), accommodations, admission to activities, one group dinner, and administration fees.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and reviewed for suitability. All students must be in good academic standing.

  • The cost and intinerary are subject to change
  • Students will be required to submit an application, medical form, and non-refundable $250 first-instalment payment by April 5, 2017 to be considered for this experience.
  • Fees must be paid in Canadian dollars by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students will participate in a mandatory half day orientation session.

Important Dates

Date Description
March 8-April 5, 2017

Application period and first instalment due

April 6, 2017

Acceptance notices sent to participants

April 24 or 25, 2017

Pre-Departure Orientation (date TBC)

May 10, 2017

Second instalment due

June 14, 2017

Third instalment due

July 26, 2017

Fourth (final) instalment due

September 2017

Pre-Departure Orientation (date TBC)

October 7-15, 2017

Travel dates

October 21, 2017

Post-Trip Reflection (date TBC)

Applications are now closed.