Street Signs in Montreal

Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world behind Paris, France. Over half of the population can speak both French and English. The city provides the perfect opportunity for students looking to improve their French.

During the semester in Montreal, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Immerse themselves in a French-speaking city
  • Attend events in French, including theatre and shows
  • Take advantage of free French tutoring

A Thousand Wrong Words

A film by Gabrielle Kenney (GPROG ’17)  created for the Canadian Culture Through Film class.

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Michael (bottom right) photographed with colleagues Jérémie (left) and Phillipe (top right) writing code for Zen Studio.

An internship in Montreal can really impact a student’s semester by providing local contacts, professional experience, additions to portfolios or resumes, and a place to learn more about the culture of Montreal!

Students seeking French focused internships have found themselves in a variety of positions around the city.


  • Read about Nora’s (Sociology/Anthropology and French ’14internship at Femme et Villes
  • Read about Michael’s (Computer Science ’18) internship at Edoki Academy

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There are many French festivals and events year-round that you can attend:

Fall semester

Spring semester


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French Language Resources

Here are some French resources you may find useful during your time here in Montreal:


Here are some films about Montreal or Quebec you can watch:

  • The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story (2005)
  • Barney’s Version (2010)
  • Jésus de Montréal (1989)
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.  (2005)
  • Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
  • Les Invasions Barbares (The Barbarian Invasions) (2003)
  • Incendies (2010)
  • The Trotsky (2009)
  • J’ai Tué Ma Mère (I Killed My Mother) (2009)
  • Les Signes Vitaux (2009)
  • Maelström (2000)
  • Il était une fois dans l’est (There was a time in the East) (1974)
  • Le Matou (The Alley Cat) (1985)
  • Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
  • Funkytown (2011)
  • French Immersion (2011)
  • La Bolduc (2018)
  • Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (2018)
  • Les scènes fortuites (2018)
  • La part du diable (2018)
  • Nelly et Simon: Mission Yéti (2018)
  • Charlotte a du fun (2018)

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