The city is located on the Island of Montreal, on the São Lourenço River, incorporating a total of 74 smaller islands located near the Island of Montreal.
Climate Montreal’s climate is temperate, with four well-defined and varied seasons. In winter, the average temperature of the city is -10.4 ° C (not including the wind factor), with minimum temperatures between -40 ° C to -10 ° C and maximum temperatures between 0 ° C and 25 ° C. In summer, the average is 21 ° C, with maximums between 23 ° C and 35 ° C. The climate all add to what is a unique study abroad experience.
1.75 Million inhabitants
Dorval, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Île-Perrot, Pincourt, Pointe-Claire, Laval, Terrebonne, Repentigny, Boisbriand, Ste-Thérèse, Blainville, St-Eustache
Montreal (in French: Montréal) is the largest city in the province of Quebec and Canada’s second most populated.. It is located on the stunning island of the São Lourenço River, being one of the main industrial, commercial and cultural centers of North America. Montreal has the second largest French-speaking population in the world after Paris. However, Montreal also has a considerable Anglophone community, and an increasing number of people whose mother tongue is neither French nor English. Montreal is one of the most important cultural centers in the country, hosting several national and international events. Among them are Juste pour Rire, one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world, the Montréal Jazz Festival, one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world, and the Montréal Grand Prix. With all these events, allied to its old center, “le Vieux-Montréal”, Montreal is considered the most European city in North America.
Montreal has one of the most educated populations in the world, with the highest concentration of college students per capita in all of North America. The city has four universities – two of them Francophone and two of them Anglophone – and 12 colleges. It is a hub of high technology industry – especially in the medical and aerospace industries. Montreal is currently one of the safest cities on the American continent. Montreal was one of the first cities in Canada, having been founded in 1642. Since then Montreal has been the main financial and industrial hub of Canada as well as the largest city in the country.
Montreal was recently ranked first in the worlds best cities for students when considering affordability, desirability and employer activity so this all points to Montreal being a contender when considering a study abroad location. The City oozes the Canadian culture it is incredidbly vibrant and colourful and has stunnng old architecture. When you add in a buzzing nightlife scene, great opportunities to watch amazing sport such as hockey and a large International student community make Montreal a very attractive location for a study abroad programme. Get in touch to find out further information and options for this great location.