Long-form Articles

When is the Best Time to Study Abroad?

For many, studying abroad is two birds, one stone kind of situation: you take the classes you need, while also fulfilling your insatiable itch to travel and see new places. Deciding to embark on the adventure is easy; choosing when to go is another behemoth entirely and depends on numerous factors.

My first step in choosing when to go overseas was attending an information session that my school’s international studies office held. The advisors there broke down the logistics of going abroad duri

10 Reasons Why Every Student Should Study Abroad

In the months leading up to my freshman year of university, I read a variety of self-help articles and books about ensuring a successful college experience. Like any high-achieving student, I was open to any and all advice to help me make the most of my four years in college.

The common consensus among everything I read was that studying abroad was one of the most enriching and unforgettable experiences that you could have in college; it was not to be missed. A few years later when I studied ab

What to Know Before Learning French Abroad

Just as American or Canadian English can vary immensely from British or Australian English, the French language changes considerably from country to country. While Canada and France are the most popular destinations to perfect your French skills abroad, it’s worth noting that there are numerous other countries where you can learn French, everywhere from Switzerland to Haiti to Morocco. As my studies took me to Montreal, Quebec and Paris, France, I’m only able to speak to my experiences in these

What It Was Like to Be Studying Abroad in Paris During the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

What happens when disaster strikes while you’re abroad? What are you supposed to do?

When I booked my one-way ticket to Paris, France for my semester abroad in 2015, these questions didn’t even cross my mind. Even if they had, no contingency plan could have ever truly prepared me to face the terrorist attacks that November.

When I arrived in Paris as a fresh-faced exchange student, I was enamored by the language, culture, and history of the city. I took full advantage of the opportunity to spe

Police called to AUS/SUS Grad Ball to handle coat check debacle

The end of the sold-out 2016 Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) annual Grad Ball descended into chaos at coat check. Guests were unable to retrieve their belongings and around 2:30 a.m. the police were called to intervene. The event took place on the evening of Saturday, March 19, at Le Windsor Hotel in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile and included dinner, dancing, and an open bar.

Hailey Krychman, U3 Arts, commended the general coordination and execution

Ben Ger wins SSMU presidency amid low voter turnout

Following the second-lowest voter turnout since 2005, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elected Ben Ger as SSMU President with 65.4 per cent of the vote over his opponent, Jordan Sinder. 17.5 per cent of the undergraduate student body participated in the Winter Referendum and SSMU elections.

Ger’s colleagues on the executive team will be Vice-President (VP) Operations Sacha Magder, VP Internal Daniel Lawrie, VP Finance Niall Carolan, VP External David Aird, VP University Affairs