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Summer has brought to Montreal festivals, parades and countless outdoor activities. Everyone could see people hanging out in terraces on St-Denis Street, for a more French experience; whereas many others enjoyed going to one of the busiest streets of English Montreal: Crescent Street.
Regardless of the well-deserved hot weather (~35°C), we are still in business and you should be too. August should be a preparation time for your new life at McGill. If you haven’t reviewed your admission package, do so! It contains super useful information about the orientation activities and resources available at your new University.
While you are still home, absorb as much information as you can. Pack according to the list offered by the First Year Office (FYO); but also pack memories of the images, smells and flavors from your home country. Once you are here, they will help you identify yourself with your own culture. They will also help you assess the Canadian culture(s) you are about to explore and compare them with your own.
The beautiful island of Montreal will be your home soon too so get a city tour right here.