Are you a student at the School of Continuing Studies doing a short program in the summer from abroad? Or, perhaps you are new to Montreal and taking a longer term program to integrate yourself into the local economy. Here are some tips and resources for feeling at home!

Make 3437 Peel Street your home!

Don’t forget to make use of the MACES building – you can do all of your computer work and printing in our computer lab, use the microwave and meet other students. If you need anything, MACES is here to help and become your community! Read our FAQ to learn more.

Check out the I choose Montreal portal

This online portal offers a lot of information on living in Greater Montreal and they also host events! Meet other international students from other schools and universities. Find tips for housing, food and more!

Improve your language skills at Mundo Lingo

Join this language group that hosts lively events where you can practice a whole host of languages – not just English and French! Come prepared to meet many new people.

Use the Metro to explore new neighborhoods!

Montreal is more than just the downtown area – there’s so much to explore! The metro makes it quick and easy to travel from Hochelaga to Parc X. If you are returning to full time studies in the Fall, get a discounted OPUS card. The best way to make Montreal your home is to find your favourite neighbourhood to hang out in.

Attend networking events

You are likely tired of hearing about the importance of networking events, but it’s a great way to get social when you don’t have an existing social network. A quick way to find events is to search Eventbrite.

Reach out and take care of your mental health

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel overwhelmed or depressed. Being in a new place is hard! You can confidentially access telephone services for free. Check this list of services out.