Don’t lie to us; we know this cold weather has been making you dream of somewhere else. Daydreams infiltrated with the sapphire water on the Sydney coast or soft palm trees in the Dominican Republic. We all want to escape. And now you can. Montreal universities have kindly developed a bunch of incredible exchange programs for you to travel across the globe while getting an education. All you need to do is choose.


McGill

McGill has a very thorough process when it comes to their exchange program. People from Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Management, Music, Religious Studies, and Science apply under the “general” umbrella and can apply for all the available schools. However you need at least a 3.0 to even think of applying. McGill has connections with everywhere from the Copenhagen School of Business, to The University of the West Indies in Barbados. There are also available discussion forums on FaceBook for people going abroad to discuss, ask questions and cope with culture shock.


HEC

The HEC travel opportunities promote their students to hone multiple language skills and experience first hand if international business is the platform they want to pursue. MBA, BBA and MSC goers are all able to apply. And get this; HEC helps to subsidize people who don’t have the funds for Campus Abroad and/or the International Exchange.


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Polytechnique

Ingenieur Polytechnicien is a program that promotes an international community of exceptional students. Theses academically superior individuals must be in either the science or engineering programs to apply (well duh it’s Polytech). However if you are involved in those fields of study, you can potentially study in some amazing labs for an ENTIRE academic year. Imagine getting yo’ science on at Politecnico di Milano or at the California Institute of Technology. Class by day, beach by night.


UQAM

Options upon options are available for studying abroad at UQAM. There are four different templates of programs to choose from, and over 120 partner schools. You have to go through a pretty extensive application process but from what we can tell, it will definitely be worth the struggle of filling out forms for a few hours.


Concordia

With over 30 countries available on the Concordia exchange, they have their system on lock. Like McGill, the 3.0 GPA is a requirement to apply as well as two full references from university profs. There are International information sessions starting March 3rd every Tuesday and Thursday, where people will be to talk and help you prepare for your journey. On top of having a killer exchange program, Concordia also has the Alumni Travel Program. Amazing vacations are available for the 2015-year, such as Sicily, Istanbul and Athens and Ireland.

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