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Montreal: A great city to live in

Several factors contribute to attract an ever-increasing number of students to Montreal from all over the world:

  • The BOCOM Sea Turtle Index has ranked it as the world’s number one university destination;
  • Lonely Planet considers it to be one of the best student cities in the world;
  • IIt is regarded to be one of the safest cities in Canada;
  • It is well-situated in relation to Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto, and in close proximity to the Canadian-American border (New York State and New England);
  • Its affordable cost of living, its incomparable cultural diversity and its award-winning design and architecture – all aspects that contribute to make Montreal one of the most liveable cities in the world.

A city renowned for its hybrid culture

Living and studying in Montreal means experiencing a cosmopolitan North American city, but one that has a definite European identity.  Highly reputed for its distinctive hybrid culture, Montreal offers a stimulating social environment where students are bound to share in cultural experiences that enrich their intellectual development.

Montreal has over the course of the years produced internationally acclaimed talents ranging from Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire, the Cirque du Soleil, Oscar Peterson and Rufus Wainwright to Céline Dion.  The city offers numerous festivals and hosts fairs, exhibitions and dance companies of international renown.  Those whose taste veers more towards the classical will undoubtedly appreciate performances by the Symphonic Orchestra of Montreal, or a visit to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

As for more adventurous spirits, they will find themselves at home in the Montreal independent music scene.  Montreal thus clearly represents an ideal choice for foreign students in search of a learning experience that is both inspiring and enriching.

Portrait of an International Graduate

Frank John Sixt, LL.B., 1978

Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director, Hutchison Whampoa Limited