Canada is a progressive, warm and welcoming nation. We are a multicultural society with two official languages—and we’re proud of our diversity. Canada consistently ranks among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004. In fact, right now, we rank #1 among all nations.
Come find out what all the fuss is about. In addition to our friendly, well-educated people, you’ll also discover the beauty of our land. From east to west to our Arctic shoreline, Canada inspires visitors and leaves so many in awe.
What drew you to McGill?
I always had the ambition to study abroad. I wanted to live a different lifestyle and experience a true winter, and Montreal is the right place to have that given its long, cold winters. I especially appreciated McGill due to its multicultural student body and academic excellence.
What was your transition to McGill like?
Not entirely easy. Coming from a different educational background, it took me some time to make myself familiar with McGill’s academic procedures. A lot of people used to tell me how hard it was to get into a university without completing CEGEP and coming from an international school, but at McGill, I found it was completely the opposite. I was provided with so many resources, career options, and students willing to offer me advice, which made my transition much smoother.
What aspects of Canadian culture were the hardest to adjust to?
Besides the Quebecois accent, there are very few aspects that I have found hard to adjust to. Canadian culture is extremely welcoming!
If you could give one piece of advice to a new international student, what would it be?
“When in doubt, Google it.” I found that most of my long phone calls waiting for advisors could have been easily answered with a simple Google search. There is a lot of information online, so utilize your research skills!
What is your favorite thing about McGill and Montreal?
Definitely the cultural diversity in Montreal. Most people are very welcoming and accepting of your cultural background. The city is also a place where you can learn from others and discover new qualities about other people’s cultures. McGill fits this environmental criteria too since it’s international presence is so prominent.
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