Phil McHugh

DIT Exchange Student at Concordia University, Montreal, 2006

Situated in the heart of downtown this multi-building university was a truly amazing place to spend a semester. CISA (Concordia International Students Association) really put on a great show for all the international students, and there is A LOT of them! There are trips organised to different places all the time; New York, Boston, Quebec City, camping weekends and there is always big nights out too. Being in Montreal as a student is fantastic as there is roughly six universities in the city so the average age is young enough to make it a party city.

Academically, Concordia has a world-renowned business school, John Molson School of Business (JMSB). There is a wide range of courses to take but I most definitely recommend taking Advertising with Prof. Harold Simpkins, an inspirational lecturer with a passion for the subject. Generally there are 10 hours of lectures a week and the International Coordinator Ms. Amanda Holt is always there to help you pick out the best timetable (yes, you can have 4 day weekends!). The classes are two and a half hours long with a big emphasis on participation. The group assessments can take up a good chunk of time but it is definitely manageable to still get out and meet so many people from all over the world!

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