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$2,199 – Includes 11 days of a morning and afternoon course and two optional college workshops for day students. See More Details.
Study abroad in Montreal this summer and prepare for college with engaging courses on the campus of McGill University, often referred to as the “Harvard of the North”. This pre-college summer program for high school students is designed to balance academic enrichment and personal growth with fun group excursions, new experiences and free time to explore one of the top student cities in the world! Students will enjoy the independence and freedom that they desire, balanced with the structure, guidance and staff supervision that parents expect. What better way to spend the summer than making new friends, getting a taste of college life, and immersing yourself in the vibrant city of Montreal?
Experience college life with the balance of engaging courses, group excursions, and free time.
Receive a letter certifying the completion of your courses. Letters of recommendation are also available.
All classes are private to Westcoast Connection students only.
Courses taught by experienced university-level faculty, instructors, and local professionals.
McGill University residence.
Unlimited access to the world-class facilities at McGill.
Includes breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy a variety of options at the dining hall, residence café and local restaurants.
Discover all the fun, festivals, culture and green spaces that summer in Montreal has to offer.
Public transportation and occasional private motor coach.
Available for students who don’t require accommodations. Contact us for details.
Enjoy strolling around McGill University's campus in the very heart of Montreal. The school's campus sits at the foot of Mount Royal, tucked in between downtown Montreal on one side and leafy-green woods and trails on the other.
Residence La Citadelle – McGill University
Say hello to La Citadelle, your hotel-like summer residence in the heart of downtown Montreal, steps away from chic cafés, boutiques, and parks. All rooms feature individual twin beds, air conditioning, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, housekeeping services and personal work desks. The residence is a short walking distance to class, and offers a laundry room and group common areas.
Stay active with complimentary access to McGill University’s athletic facilities featuring free weights, strength training, cardio machine workout area, Olympic-size pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, indoor jogging track, racquetball and squash courts.
Organized sports & games
Our sports coordinator organizes games of all kinds including basketball, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.
Positive Social Experience
This program is designed to give you a taste of the excitement and independence you will experience in college. Just like in college, you will be part of a large group of students, live in a residence, and have your choice of classes. And like in college, you will enjoy a warm, family environment within your residence where you enjoy many opportunities to socialize with other students.
Choose either a full-day track option or a morning and afternoon course. Your personal schedule and lunch time may vary based on your course choices.
Will attending one of your programs help me get into college?
Attending a summer program is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow into a more well-rounded, mature individual. No matter what type of program you choose, the personal development and experience gained over the course of the summer are valuable resources that could help you with your college essays and applications. If your goal for the summer is to get a head start on college prep, a Career Experience or Pre-College Enrichment program could be just what you need. So while attending any particular summer program will not necessarily get you into your choice school, what you get from it can make a difference!
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
When do I choose my courses?
For fall enrollments, we will send you a course choice preference form around February 15. You will be able to select your first, second and third course preferences. Your course choices will be confirmed in the spring.
For enrollments after February 15, we will send you a course choice preference form upon receipt of your application for enrollment. Your course choices will be confirmed in the spring.