Montréal is Canada's most romantic metropolis, Québec's largest city, and an important port and financial center. The city's four universities -- two English and two French -- and a host of junior colleges create a youthful zest.
Though Montréal (literally, “Mont-Réal:” Mount Royal) is an island surrounded by the St. Lawrence Seaway, the mountain in the center of the island dominates its geography and history, and is well known for Parc Mont Royal, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the same architect who designed Central Park in New York City.
Montréal is the only French-speaking metropolis in North America and the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, but it's a tolerant place that over the years has made room for millions of immigrants who speak dozens of languages. Today about 15% of the 3.1 million people who live in the metropolitan area claim English as their mother tongue, and another 15% claim a language that's neither English nor French. The city's gentle acceptance has made it one of the world's most livable cities.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Participants will live in residence halls and meet each day in the Strathcona Music Building, both situated on the beautiful McGill University campus in the heart of downtown Montréal. Excellent public transportation, dining, Parc Mont-Réal, the underground city, several museums, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal grounds, and many of the city’s other attractions are all within easy walking distance.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
In addition to the Short-term Application, interested students should inform the Summer Study in Montréal Session program director of your interest in the session. A personal interview will also be required. If you are considering going, but need further information, please email Professor Dotas with questions or to arrange a meeting.