6 days

Program Overview

From colonial New France to modern Canada, learn about the development of two metropolises in the Québec province, Montréal and Québec City. Walk through the historic heart of Montréal, strolling along cobblestone streets and seeing 17th-century structures. Discover Montréal’s famous urban network connected by subterranean transit systems, called the Underground City. Go sightseeing with a licensed guide to visit popular sites, such as the Old Port, Mount Royal and Notre-Dame Basilica. At the Basilica, take time to admire the beautiful Gothic Revival architecture and history of the building. For the last day in Montréal, visit Olympic Park and explore the four ecosystems of the Americas at the Biodôme.

Journey to Québec City and start with guided sightseeing, learning about the area’s rich French-Canadian history. In the district of Old Québec, students explore the Upper Town neighborhood, see the iconic Le Château Frontenac hotel and walk along the Dufferin Terrace. Travel back in time to the earliest days of Québec while wandering through the streets of Petit-Champlain. On a ghost tour, spend an evening immersed in the legends of the city. Visit the Citadelle of Québec and the Plains of Abraham Museum to experience Québec City’s military past and present. During these visits, see what life was like as a colonial soldier and view artifacts. Take a day trip to the scenic region of Côte-de-Beaupré to view Montmorency Falls and visit the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Throughout the program, engage in multiple French language immersion activities. Practice listening and speaking skills while participating in an art-focused workshop at Café Graffiti and a Battle of the Plains of Abraham reenactment activity. Converse with locals at the Grand Marché de Québec and Marché aux Puces Métropolitain markets. Dine on local cuisine throughout the trip, with dinners at a crêperie and a traditional sugar shack.

Daily Itinerary

Learning Outcomes

On this six-day adventure, students are immersed in the French Canadian language, history and culture. Engage in a reenactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to receive insight into a pivotal moment in Canada’s history. With walking tours of historic neighborhoods, visits to landmarks and museum tours, learn how Canada formed from a French Colony into the country it is today. Students practice their French speaking skills and gain a deeper understanding of French Canadian culture with three language immersion workshops. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy that are centrally located.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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