With its majestic stone buildings, ivy-league charm, and outstanding reputation, McGill University affords you the opportunity to study abroad in the cosmopolitan, bilingual, and trendy urban center of Montreal. An English-speaking university, McGill draws its 30,000 students from all over Canada, the United State, and more than 150 countries around the world. Established in 1821, it is often referred to as the 'Harvard of Canada." McGill offers you a chance to take a wide array of courses in your major or minor while enjoying Montreal's urban environment and Quebec's natural beauty and extensive recreational activities.
As an exchange student at McGill, you will earn a full semester's worth of credit. Courses are available in agriculture, humanities, social sciences, sciences, communications disorders, international studies, international relations, education, engineering, and more. Honors courses are also available. Click here for a comprehensive course listing. For courses that have already been accredited, see Canada -McGill University Quebec. Click on the following link to learn more about Getting Academic Credit.
Students live and study directly with Canadian and other international students on the campus in dormitories or in off campus in apartments throughout the city of Montreal. Many students opt to live in locally rented apartments that are inexpensive and readily available. If you live in an apartment, you have the ability to do your own cooking. The city also offers an extensive array of affordable restaurants and markets, reflecting a broad array of cuisines to tempt any palate.
The MacDonald Campus for Agriculture Sciences is roughly 45 minutes by bus and students taking classes there may opt to live on campus or commute from downtown. The city boasts an excellent public transportation system, including a subway and an extensive bus network.