Canada is surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on each side, Alaska, Greenland, and the 'Lower 48' of the USA, and possesses a diverse landscape, ranging from the Arctic tundra of the north to the great wheatlands of the central area. Westward are the Rocky Mountains, and in the southeast the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence River and Niagara Falls. The country is divided into ten provinces and three territories with two official languages, English and French. Canada's French and British influences along with the mixture of many migrant traditions from all over the world make it a must see multi-cultural society.
The second-largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal carries on the European tradition of keeping culture within the reach of the people. The main downtown part of Montreal lies between Mont Royal and Old Montreal and is the heart of the business and shopping districts. A short walk out of the bustling downtown will take visitors back in time to the cobblestone streets, churches and unique old buildings of Old Montreal, which was the heart of the city until the end of the nineteenth century. Today, its charming buildings are filled with boutiques, shops and restaurants.
Dawson College is located in the heart of city on 12 acres of green space. The College is connected to an underground shopping center and food court and is steps away from one of Montrealís largest entertainment complexes, the Pepsi Forum. The facilities include: modern, air-conditioned classrooms, cafeteria and snack bar. The teen summer program campus is a 15-minute walk from the main campus (adult language program). Homestay with 3 meals/day. The host family will provide participants with a packed lunch for their supervised lunch on campus.
The teen program coordinator and campus supervisor are available during class time to provide a liaison between the teen campus and the schoolís main campus. Monitors will accompany teens on all afternoon activities. The ratio between monitors and teens is 1 to 15. The monitors are chosen for their experience working with or leading young people in-group settings. The activity monitors will return the students to the main campus and at the end of the program each day teens will have about 1-2 hours of free time. During this time teen participants may use the Internet or email at school or have time to explore the city with friends. All teen participants are responsible for getting themselves to and from school/evening activities to their homestay each day. Evenings may be spent with the host family, participating in optional teen evening program (additional cost) or participating in the evening activities offered at the schools main campus for adult participants. Curfew is typically set by the teen participantsí host family and is supported by the school. As a general guideline, standard curfew on weekdays is 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm on weekends.
3 hrs/day French Group classes (max 15)
Private room with host family
3 meals daily
Daily organized afternoon activities designed for teenagers
Airport pickup and drop-off
Metro pass for transportation to/from school and weekly teen activities
Travel assistance program
Possible Options (extra cost):
Optional Supervised Evening Activities
Extra camp day: $135
Prices/Dates (for 2016)
All courses have a USD 100 registration fee (Not Refundable)
Note: Accommodation is available Sunday to Saturday, Saturday to Friday (Jordan and Egypt) or
Saturday to Saturday (Tokyo) - all other days will have extra charge
Included. At the time of arrival, a driver/program staff member will be waiting in the airport arrivals hall and will be holding a sign with student's name/program name. All students are then taken directly to their homestay accommodations. Departing participants are escorted to airline check-in. Beyond passport control, teen participants may only be looked after by airport staff. Please give sufficient notice to the airline if your teen will need to be accompanied from passport control to the gate
Unaccompanied minor service $85.00
Saturday arrival and Saturday departure to/from homestay accommodation.
Evening program provides supervised, age-appropriate activities. Although afternoon activities are included in the tuition and mandatory, these evening activities are available at an additional cost and optional.
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