How many cities are bilingual, embrace multiculturalism, host a Formula-One race, put on a world-class jazz festival, and have streets filled with good-looking, fashionable people?

Top 10 Reasons to Study in Montréal:

10. Montreal is one of the safest and happiest cities in the world.

According to several world rankings including the “Mercer Survey”, Montréal is in the top 25 safest cities in the world.  In addition, Lonely Planet ranks Montreal to be the “2nd Happiest Place in the World” as well one of the “3rd Best Summer City in the World”!

9. Montreal is an easily accessible city.

There is an international airport 20 minutes from downtown, a reliable public transit system that includes an efficient metro system and an extensive bus route.  If you live near the metro, you can usually get to your destination in the city in about 20-30 minutes.

8. Montreal is a green city.

There is a beautiful park in every neighbourhood and an extensive well maintained bike path throughout the city.  There are several community gardens and active recycling programs.  It is also a very clean city.

7. Montreal is an affordable city.

It is much cheaper to live in Montréal than any other big city in North America or Europe.  Rent for a 1 bedroom apartment ranges from $500-$900 and a monthly public transportation pass costs $72, just to give you an idea.

6. Montreal is a bilingual city.

Montréal is often misconceived as a French only city.  The reality is that Montréal is a bilingual city with over 1,2 million English speakers and over 2,6 million French speakers.  It is an ideal city to learn a language as you can practice either language.

5. Canadian accents are easy to understand.

Canadian accents are pretty neutral and easy to listen to especially when you compare it to American, British or Australian accents.

4. Montreal has good shopping, great restaurants, an exciting nightlife, unique architecture and amazing neighbourhoods.

What more can we say?  It’s a fun city to discover, a great city to live in, and we would like to share it with you!

3. Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada.

The festival and art scene is very active in Montreal.  Galleries, museums, theatres, dance performances, and world-class festivals… there is an unending list of all things cultural.

2. Montreal is a diverse city.

Walking down the street in Montreal, you will see many different people from all around the world interacting with one another often in 2 or 3 different languages.  The multicultural nature of the city makes visitors feel very welcome.  There is no city in the world quite like it.

1. It would be wonderful to meet you and learn about your culture!

Although there is so much to see and do in Montreal, what makes it very special is that local people are very open and are curious about the world.  We genuinely want to get to know you and share Montreal with you.  In exchange, you can share with us a little bit of yourself and your culture!

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