For a city of nearly 2 million inhabitants, getting around Montreal is surprisingly easy. A truly unique metropolis, Montreal has old world charm, French joie de vivre, and modern style all of its own. In the 360 years since its founding, Montreal has been a French settlement, a British stronghold and today is the world’s second-largest French-speaking city.
McGill University, Canada’s best known institution of higher learning, is situated in the heart of downtown Montreal. In 1813, James McGill, a Scottish immigrant who prospered in Montreal, bequeathed his 46-acre estate and a large sum of money to what would become McGill University, in 1821. Today, McGill is a prestigious research institution, whose 32,700 students have the highest average entering grades of any Canadian university. International students comprise about 19 percent of McGill’s student body, making it the most diverse in Canada.
This academic exchange was pursued by the UM School of Engineering. All classes are conducted in English.
"I am having a great time while studying abroad. I've met many new people and seen many different aspects of not only the school life but also the surrounding landscape.” – Kevin Haff, Fall 2014
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
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McGill Grade UM Grade
McGill University Credits = UM credits
Students may apply to live in the McGill dorms and will be placed on a space available basis. The McGill Off-Campus Housing service publishes on-line lists of apartments for rent and to share throughout Montreal.
Fall: Early September to mid-December
Spring: Early January to early May
Contact a former participant who will gladly answer your questions.