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Popcorn & Spidermen: Montreal’s Underground City

By Amanda Deep (GART ’17) Though I do not tend to indulge in the shopping mall experience, I decided to try something new this weekend and head over to the Eaton Centre, a huge mall complex that is connected underground to, you guessed it, many more mall complexes. Montreal’s subterranean walkway is basically one giant shopping […]

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Shopping for la nourriture

image001As I write this blog post, I’ve spent just over a week in Montreal. Since this has been my first time ever leaving the United States, I had been mentally preparing myself for the changes I would encounter over the course of the semester. While I believe I’ve done fairly well at adjusting over this first week, there were still some pretty big surprises from some unexpected places. For now, I’d like to tell you about my first experience with a foreign grocery store. Continue reading

Budgeting in Montreal

When you enter a different country you always have the usual suspects of things you’ll encounter that’s different.  Maybe it’s the food, the people, the language, all or none of these things.  The one you don’t expect though, the Kaiser Soze of the group, is shopping.  I went into Provigo (pronounced Pro-Vee-go) expecting to buy generally the same things I buy back home and was thrown for a loop when I saw how everything was priced.  Continue reading

The Vibrant Culture of Montreal

/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Cambria”,”serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} My favorite part of this semester abroad has definitely been living in a big city again. Montreal is full of life and energy, and everywhere you turn there is something unique to be seen. The culture in the city is so vibrant and the people reflect it. Montreal is rich in art, film, music, history, and more. Continue reading

Montreal’s Unique Cultural Flare

When I told my classmates back at the Burlington campus that I was going abroad to Montreal this semester, most of them replied with a “Pshhh… that’s not really abroad.”  I should tell you that I went in to this experience with a similar attitude, and I was completely and utterly wrong.  I had not […]

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