English Immersion Summer Program – August

Student Handbook for English Immersion Summer Program – August

It is a great pleasure to have you join us at McGill. We are proud of our program and our city, and this website was prepared to help you get the most out of your stay with us. Of course, please ask your teachers, monitors or anyone in the program team if you have questions or need help with anything. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Important Contacts
Questions or concerns? Get in touch with McGill staff and others working on this program.
What To Bring
As you prepare for your trip to Canada, look at this list for helpful suggestions.
420 Sherbrooke West - EVO
EVO Residence
Students in McGill EISP August stay at the EVO residence
McGill University
Welcome to McGill University - one of the world’s great universities.
Health
For Medical Emergencies, call 9-1-1. This number is for ambulance, fire, police, poison, or any other emergency.
Getting Around the City
Montreal has an excellent public transit system to help you explore
Weather in Montreal
Very hot in the summer, very cold in the winter. Montreal's weather is surprising
Food in Quebec
Montreal is a great food city, and we have special foods here
French Words
There are many languages in Montreal, but this is the world's 2nd largest French-speaking city
Shopping in Montreal
Montreal is a great shopping city. There are many shopping centres and shopping streets
Money
Canada uses the dollar for its currency. Paper money comes in $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills.
Notre Dame Basilica interior
Places to Go in Montreal
Montreal is a great city with many places to go to see, to learn, and to have fun
Media and Communications
Montreal has lots of media to help you practice your new language
Travelling Outside Montreal
Montreal is the best, but maybe you can try to see some other cities in Canada
Evening and Weekend Activities
The residence monitors will help you discover more about Montreal in the evening and weekends.
Niagara Falls
Optional Weekend
On the second weekend, you can choose different options
Farewell Party Group
Farewell Party
On the final night of your program, there will be a special celebration.