Ramapo College of New Jersey
“CANADA: The Worlds of Montreal & Quebec”
2 credit, Global Field Experience, Spring Break Program
As Sherry Simon says, in Montreal, “it’s impossible not to be involved in the language puzzles that the city constantly throws your way” (xv). Best known for its francophone elements, Montreal is truly one city with many cultures, including those of many immigrant groups who continue arriving and establishing their own distinctive neighborhoods. This program (INTL 130) will introduce students to multiple neighborhoods in Montreal, and to some of the city’s history and culture. The Pointe-à-Callière Museum literally exposes some of the city’s subterranean past, while other historical sites such as the Château Ramezay and the Basilique Notre-Dame illustrate particular achievements of construction and/ or aspects of daily life. We may also add other locations, and a cultural event (such as a play or dance performance). In keeping with the course’s focus on the environment, we will also visit the Biosphere and the Biodome.
Scholarships are available