French Field Trip to Canada


by: Tara Donohue ‘ 19, staff writer 

French-speaking Canada is home to many beautiful, exciting and historic places. From the famous Chateau Frontenac to the picturesque Saint Lawrence River and the incredible Notre Dame Basilica, there are countless cultural opportunities to experience there.

Luckily, the French Department is offering a field trip to Canada this fall! The trip will take place from October 5 to October 9, 2017. During this time, students will visit Quebec City and Montreal.

Montreal is home to more than three million French-speaking citizens, one of the largest French-speaking communities in the world. Additionally, more than three-quarters of the population of Quebec City speaks French as a first language. Although it is located in Canada, it has many attributes of a European city, which is why Mrs. Trachtenberg describes it as “not like anything in the U.S.” She adds that this is a “terrific opportunity for students who haven’t had the opportunity to travel,” so that they can “experience a new culture,” “try new foods,” and “use French to communicate.”

According to Mrs. Trachtenberg, some of the many exciting parts of the trip include a hands-on Circus Workshop at the Verdun Circus School, a beautiful Chinese lantern festival and an incredible Biodome.

If you are interested in going on this trip, please see Mrs. Trachtenberg in Room 321. Any student can sign up, even if you are not taking French. Bon voyage!