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Three reasons to enrol your teenager in an immersive university experience in Montréal

Catching up on campus life | Planning your academic journey
Nelly Salen

In the summer of 2019, 85 students aged 15 to 17 attended the first UdeM Summer Immersion Program. This two-week immersive experience plunges students into the university environment with themed workshops, language courses, visits from local businesses, cultural outings and sports activities. The first year was such a success that the adventure will continue in the summer of 2020 with not one, but two sessions. Here are three reasons to register your child.

1. A unique opportunity to explore a university environment (the real thing) in Montréal

Imagining your child’s professional future is a time fraught with uncertainty and anxiety. Giving them a head start on demystifying the big wide world of work is a great gift. At summer school, he/she will discover themed workshops and fields of study sure to broaden their horizons or to confirm that they’re on the right track with their choice of career. What’s more, they’ll improve their linguistic skills with language courses led by passionate teachers. But student life at UdeM is about so much more than classes! During your child's stay, he/she will venture beyond the picturesque UdeM campus to experience the magic of Montréal, voted the best student city in North America. Participants will also take trips to places around the city to explore the stirring beauty of Canadian nature. All this under the guidance of a fabulous team of facilitators.

2. An incomparable intercultural experience

Participating in the Summer Immersion Program is an opportunity for your child to meet other ambitious young people from all around the world. Together, they’ll share two weeks of learning and discoveries designed to answer their questions or to pique their curiosity. According to participants of the very successful 2019 session, the school revolves around “exchanges," “discoveries," and “friendships.” Your children will return home brimming with stories about their stay abroad, their new acquaintances and the charming Québec expressions they learned. These magic moments are sure to be forever etched in their memory.

3. At UdeM, we take care of students… and parents

Our team is well aware that this may be the first long stay away from home for some participants. That’s why we do everything we can to make both children and their parents feel comfortable. This includes a warm, meticulously organized welcome that starts at the airport, hospitality that extends to on-campus accommodation and quality supervision and so much more. Although parents of the 2019 participants might have been thousands of kilometres away, they could “visit” their children through regular posts and photos on the Summer Immersion Program’s private Facebook group. Even the most anxious parents were calmed by all the photos of all the happy faces. All in all, families from afar thought it was a great way to keep in touch.

"Thank you for making me feel welcome from afar via my screens. Your organization’s attention to communication, first by email and then by Facebook, was very reassuring.”

Evelyne Domingues, mother of Cylian Callant-Domingues

Registration for Summer 2020 is now open

This year, participants will have the choice of two sessions:

  •        Session 1: July 11 to 25, 2020
  •        Session 2: August 1 to 15, 2020

Registration fee includes themed workshops, language courses, excursions, accommodation, most meals, school supplies, insurance and more.

Registration before March 2, 2020: $2,700 CA

Registration after March 2, 2020: $3,000 CA

To be admitted, students will be required to attach their most recent transcript to the registration form.

  A preferential rate is accessible for students enrolled in a school in Quebec. Contact us for more information. 

Places are limited. Register now!


Is your child over 17 years of age? In Summer 2020, UdeM will launch its first "International Summer Academy" for university students between the ages of 18 and 24 interested in the field of International Studies.

Nelly Salen
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Nelly est étudiante au baccalauréat de communication. Malgré son emploi du temps bien rempli, elle fait une place de choix à sa passion : la création. La tête pleine de rêves et d’idées, elle voit Montréal comme une ville où elle peut épanouir son âme d’artiste.