Summer 2020 | International studies

For three weeks in Summer 2020, some thirty university students from around the world will take part in the Université de Montréal International Summer Academy. Come, join us!

The Academy offers students who are already attending university an opportunity to improve their political skills and enhance their knowledge of the various academic disciplines in the field of international studies. All this on the campus of one of Québec’s top-tier educational institutions!

Students will participate in various activities in English, each one as captivating as the next:

  • Conferences
    Learn more about the research work of doctoral students in political science, history and economics and be inspired by world-renowned professors!

  • Round Tables
    Openly discuss various current issues and broaden your horizons by taking a stance in social debates and exchanges with your peers.

  • UN Simulations
    Step into the shoes of global players in real-life situations, defend the position and interests of the country you represent and find compromises and solutions.

  • Networking
    Benefit from the opportunity to network with contacts around the world over cocktails. Discuss your favourite topics and make connections with other participants, master's and doctoral students and some UdeM professors.

  • Business Visits
    Discover innovative, dynamic companies that are making their mark, both in Montréal and internationally.


In the heart of the dynamic city of Montréal, our internationally renowned experts address the most important issues in world politics: climate change, social media, direct democracy, conflict mediation, populism, nationalism and more.

We encourage students from around the world to join us to better understand, discuss, and delve deeper into these global issues.

- Jean-François Gagné, Associate Professor and Academic Director of the International Summer Academy

French is a key asset for students interested in international relations. It’s the only the language, besides English, to be spoken on all five continents. That’s why the International Summer Academy is offering dynamic, stimulating French courses for participants to learn or enhance their mastery of the language: several levels are offered to meet everyone's needs, from novice to advanced.

During the program, students can choose between staying in an on-campus student residence or in off-campus accommodation. After classes and on weekends, they will be free to explore the streets of Montreal, named the Best Student City in North America by 2019 QS Best Student Cities! The city, a low-key blend of Paris and New York, is sure to charm one and all with its generous green spaces, inclusive culture and infectious spirit.


Registration for Summer 2020 has started:

Dates: July 6 to 24

Cost: $2,000 CA* — flight not included.

*Preferred rate for students who book before March 1, 2020 (regular rate: $3,000 CA).

Included in the price:

  • Themed workshops (30 hours)
  • Language courses (30 hours)
  • Visit from businesses and networking activities
  • Access to the sports centre
  • Pre-paid public transportation card
  • Lunches
  • Insurance

Places are limited! Register now!