Montréal, Quebec City, Canada
This course of study offers courses that satisfy all three groups of Cluster II General Education ( HUM, MUS, and ENG ). Students may besides take School of Music and jazz studies classes, working with professional musicians active on the Montréal scene .
This is a city that loves to celebrate, and the summer season abounds with amazing and unique activities. Fulfill your Cluster II Gen Ed credits living like the locals do, spending a month exploring Montréal ‘s divers neighborhoods, cultures, and cuisine. Hang out at street parties, drum jams, Fringe Festival performances, outdoor concerts, International Fireworks competitions ; visit museums and funky region bars ; dine at first restaurants ; meet new people ( including JMU alums ) who have made Montréal their home .
The program besides travels to Quebec City ( staying in the world celebrated Chateau Frontenac ) to participate in Quebec ‘s annual La Fete Nationale celebration. Students enrolled at any university are welcome to participate and apply JMU course credit hours toward one ‘s degree plan. Students do not need to speak French, or play a musical instrument, to participate in this study abroad session. All majors are welcome ! The lone requirement is your desire to spend a calendar month getting to know one of North America ‘s most unique cities.
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Montréal is the second largest french speaking city in the populace, and its distinctly european spirit is unique in North America. French and English linguistic process, acculturation, and computer architecture are big, but Montréal is a excellently broad city that over the years has made board for dozens of diverse immigrant communities that retain their language and culture. The city ‘s gentle adoption has made it one of the global ‘s most livable locales, with thriving Latino, Italian, Asian, Jewish, Indian, Portuguese, Spanish, and cheery neighborhoods .
Montréal is a beautiful city that boasts over 400 cathedrals/basilicas/churches and over two twelve big parks, including parc Mont-Royal, which is larger than New York City ‘s Central Park ( and was designed by the like architect, Frederick Law Olmsted ). Montréal is situated on an island in the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and is located approximately 40 miles above the US/Canada edge, directly above the overlap of New York state and Vermont. Montréal is easily accessible from the Eastern United States by vilify, air, and car .
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Students are housed in the Royal Victoria College dormitories on the campus of McGill University. Located in the heart of business district Montréal, the RVC dorms are steps away from Montréal ‘s excellent metro ( metro ) system, the Quartier des-Spectactles zone ( a car-free section of downtown that hosts festivals and street parties all summer long : hypertext transfer protocol : //www.quartierdesspectacles.com/en/ ), and beautiful parc Mont-Royal .
Rooms are broadly double occupancy. free wireless local area network is available in all of the rooms and in the dormitory lobby. Restroom and shower facilities are available on each floor. coin-operated laundry services and kitchen facilities with basic cooking utensil are located on the background floor, and all dormitory rooms include a modest refrigerator. The dormitory rooms are not air-conditioned, though the independent lobby and the largest classroom are. Dining plans are not available during the summer, but the dorms are located adjacent to many excellent and low-cost breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 24-hour cafe and restaurants .
Students are given a hebdomadally cash stipend to cover the cost of casual meals. several group dinners at excellent local restaurants are besides included in the platform fee. We eat well in Montréal !
Additional Items to Consider
A valid passport is required to transit between the United States and Canada. Visas are not required, and no special immunizations are required. Calling/texting on one ‘s mobile device works the lapp in Canada as in the US ; no International Dialing Prefix is required ( Montréal is a 514 area code ). It is advisable to add a north America-inclusive calling plan to your stream mobile earphone sign for the duration of your time in Montréal to avoid International Roaming Charges. It is possible, though not necessary, to purchase SIM cards in Montréal for call calls.
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Canada uses the lapp electric current ( 110 Volts and 60 Hertz ) and electrical outlets as the United States, so no adaptors are needed .
If you have been convicted of a DUI offense in the United States, contact Program Coordinator Chuck Dotas ( dotascj @ jmu.edu ), as this may create complications when attempting to cross the border into Canada, where a DUI conviction is considered a felony .
COVID-19 Location Information:
Each nation has different requirements upon introduction with esteem to COVID-19. Please check this web site for the most up-to-date data on what is required for the nation ( or countries ) that are part of this course of study. Please note that this changes frequently, so we encourage you to check back frequently .
Applicants must have a GPA minimal of 2.0
All levels of undergraduate and graduate students are welcome
This number serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the follow :
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- Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
- Short essay
- Interview with Program Director
- Official transcript required for non-JMU students
far details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log in .
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