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Old 04-14-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: California
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Talking Woo hoo! I finally did it.

After about a year of thinking, planning, and saving, I'm now enrolled in the UQàM summer language immersion courses for July and August.

I'll be spending six weeks in Montréal with a host family while I try and improve my French from 9am to 2pm five days a week.

Oh... and I convinced one of my classmates to sign up too (as our school's preferred French study-abroad is in Montpellier, France, but everyone who has gone says that they are completely disorganized and unhelpful at the university in Montpellier).

So... Montréal residents... what should I check out every day while I'm there? Any favorite places/hangouts/etc. ?
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:44 AM
 
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Just walk around
MONTREAL - Living in a North American Gem of a City


St Cathrine St.
St Denis St.
St Laurent St.
Crescent St.
The Old Port Area
The underground city is a novel way to get around without going outside its basically just 32km of mall.
Hiking on the mountain.

The Independent Traveler Travel Forums: Canada (http://www.independenttraveler.com/community/topten.cfm?ID=13 - broken link)


You can get just about anywhere in the city by bus or metro or rent a bicycle from one of hundreds of Bixi Bike stands which basically gives you a bicycle for as long as you like,just swipe a credit card and off you go.
http://www.bixi.com/home

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Hey Kristan,

Congratulations!!
Montreal's awesome for students and youngsters! If you like to eat, party and have tons activities, this is the place.
I like to refer people to : Traveller | Tourism Montreal
During the week, we go lounging after work, anywhere on Crescent, St-Laurent (quite posh) or Outremont and Mile-End for coffee.
During summer, there are plenty of festivals and sidewalk sales.
On Sundays, whenever sunny, I like to go hang out with my friends at Mt-Royal Park. But we really take our sweet time and just stop at any store we see along the Mt-Royal Avenue leading there. If cupcakes are your thing, you must go to Les petits Gateaux.... best cupcakes EVER. They usually run out of the coconut ones too T_T
Saturdays? Party. Of course. Places: Downtown, St-Laurent, Crescent.
Hope this helps you a bit.
Bienvenue à Montréal.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Congratulations! Montreal is fantastic place to be as a young person in the summertime. You will have a blast.
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