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International Education

Russian Language Exchange 2013

For the second year in a row, Natalia Pakhamova organized a study abroad project in St. Petersburg, Russia in May of 2013.  She accompanied four students, Patrycja Nowak, Vanessa Calero, Iliyana Mircheva and Priscilla Fernandez,  all of whom participated in a five week study program at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture at the Read the rest…

Italian Cultural Trip with EF Tours

During this nine day cultural  trip to Italy in May 2013, seven students visited Milan, Verona, Venice, Florence, and Rome with Italian teacher, Giovanna Picciano.  The students also visited a post-secondary education institution called The Leonardo Da Vinci School in Florence and Rome to see the different learning activities related to language immersion. The tour Read the rest…

Holocaust and Totalitarianism – Complimentary Course

During the 2013 March Break at Vanier College, 38 students and 5 teachers travelled to Europe as part of the international component of a new universal complementary course entitled “Holocaust and Totalitarianism: Journeys through Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.” It was the culminating point of 7 weeks of classroom lectures the students had attended Read the rest…

Office Systems Technology: Micropublishing and Hypermedia Exchange

Every year, Vanier welcomes French students in the Office Systems Technology: Micropublishing and Hypermedia program. This year, eight students participated in this exchange French students visiting Vanier love their experience. They improve their English while getting a taste of Montreal, as well as Canadian and North American culture. Vanier students benefit from working with the Read the rest…

Modern Languages: Exchanges with Germany

Every year, the Vanier College Modern Language students studying German are invited by Alain Forget, Coordinator of the Modern Languages Program at Collège Ahuntsic, to partake in a three-week exchange trip to Germany.  This year, one Modern Language student took advantage of this unique opportunity to experience German culture and language culture first hand.  She Read the rest…

Prix Goncourt in France

Each year, a college in Quebec is selected to represent Quebec students in the Goncourt, in France. The Goncourt aims to give students a taste of reading and writing, and invites students to share their opinion by discussing their readings. This year, Vanier College was selected! In the two months prior to the Goncourt, Margot Read the rest…

Scholarships to Qufu

Thanks to our partners at Qufu Normal University in the province of Shandong as well as Shirley Zhu from Vanier’s Modern Languages (Mandarin),  five lucky students were awarded a full scholarship to study Mandarin at Qufu for the 2012-2013 academic year. Nearly a year later, Julie Martin, Lam Son Nguyen, Bernard Wong, Cedric-Rene Najjar and Read the rest…