Collège Sainte-Anne, Montréal, Québec

Montréal is the ideal city in which to learn English and/or French. Our programme offers exposure to both languages while focusing on the study of one, resulting in a truly bilingual language learning opportunity. Operating from the Collège Sainte-Anne, this programme features modern classrooms, excellent sports facilities and top-rated accommodation. Students study 15 hours of English or French and take part in a variety of excursions designed to showcase the unique and beautiful culture of French Canada.

Unique to the programme, students participate in a variety of specialized activities including cooking, circus training, diving, and more.  These are offered and instructed three afternoons each week, giving students several opportunities to experience trying something new and exciting – perhaps for the first time!

LocationMontréal, Québec
Ages12-17 years, boys and girls
AccommodationShared residence rooms
Session Length2, 3, or 4 week sessions
Excursions2 Full day, 1 Half day and 1 Cultural evening per week
ESL or FSL15 hours per week

Dates and Fees 2019

All fees are in Canadian Dollars $CAD

July 15
July 22
July 29
July 01
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
4 Weeks
July 08
- 2 Weeks
3 Weeks
July 15
- - 2 Weeks

* Notarized Custodianship Fee: $100 CAD per document. * Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Departure Fee: $75 CAD per student. * Extra Fees may apply to students who arrive before 08:00am or after 23:00pm AND who depart before 09:00am.

Activities & Excursions

The Montreal activity programme has been designed to highlight the best excursions and activities in French Canada!  Excursions give students an opportunity to experience local culture and to use their newly acquired language skills in a practical setting.  Each week, students participate in 2 full day excursions, 1 half day excursion and 1 cultural evening.  Transportation, meals, and admission costs are included.

Full Day (2 per week) Half Day (1 per week) Cultural Evening (1 per week)
  • La Ronde Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Mont Tremblant, Alpine Luge, Hiking 
  • Montréal Biodôme, Planetarium and Botanical Garden
  • Old Montréal, Science Centre & Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Ottawa City Parliament and Museums
  • Québec City & Montmorency Falls
  • Granby Zoo and Aqua Park
  • Calypso Waterpark
  • Art Museum
  • Canoeing on Lachine
  • Marché Jean-Talon Rally  
  • McGill University tour
  • Circus Festival
  • Comedy Festival - “Just for Laughs”
  • Jazz Festival
  • Mount Royal & Underground City

Afternoon Activities

On non-excursion days and following Specialized Activity lessons, students will have some time in the afternoons to take advantage of the incredible sports facilities provided at the school.  Access to the Olympic-sized pool or the fully equipped gymnasium will be available on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons.  For students who prefer a quieter afternoon, staff will organize on-campus activities or neighbourhood walks.  On Tuesday afternoons, students will have leisure time for doing laundry and relaxing on-campus.  

Optional Activities:

A limited number of optional activities will available during the afternoons and/or evenings.  Students who choose to participate in an optional activity will pay an extra fee to cover any transportation or entry fees.  All optionals are fully supervised by staff.  Optionals may include: 

  • Go Karting
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Professional Soccer Game
  • Mini-Putt
  • Sky Venture


Located in the neighbourhood of Lachine, just south-west of downtown Montreal, the Sainte-Anne campus is the perfect place to be this summer!  Here you will find a modern, clean, and comfortable residence, air conditioned classrooms and student lounges, a heated indoor pool, fully equipped fitness centre, and complete cafeteria.  WiFi is available throughout the campus.

You’ll stay in a spacious room with 1, 2 or 3 other room-mates, depending on where you are placed.  Students are separated by gender within the residence.  Each room has its own ensuite bathroom with toilet and shower.  Rooms also have one bed, desk, chair, and dresser for each student.  All bed linens are provided.  Students must bring their own toiletries and towels. There are laundry machines in the residence, which may be used at no extra charge. Safety is our priority so our staff live in the same residence, providing full supervision.

We provide you with three meals daily.  Most meals are provided in the cafeteria, which offers a wide variety of meals, cooked on-site by professional staff and meet rigid nutritious standards. Once per week, you will experience dinner at a local restaurant, providing a new and exciting opportunity to try something new!


  • Large classrooms
  • Cafeteria and dining
  • Air-conditioned student lounges
  • Full WiFi access
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Coffee houses, shops, boutiques and shopping centres surround the campus
  • Medical clinic/hospitals within 2 km

CISS Montreal Director


Éliane Nantel & Andréea Gavrila

Éliane: My name is Éliane Nantel, Coordinator for the CISS Montréal programme at Collège Ste-Anne. My work experience of the last nine years in the world of education allows me to understand young people, their needs and to respond to them. My team and I will do our best to make your children’s experience amazing. They will learn English or French in a technological college with dynamic teachers, make friends from everywhere around the world, will participate in several activities, and most important, in a safe environment

Andréea: My name is Andréea and I am currently doing my bachelor in psychology at Université de Montréal. In my spare time, I like to travel, to do yoga and I am always up for trying something new! My passion for joie de vivre mixed with my love for the human being and my constant need to learn, transmit, create and innovate are the reasons that motivate me to be part of the CISS Montréal programme. It’s a unique opportunity to meet extraordinary people who inspire you to think and act differently.


English or French As A Second Language  

Learn English OR French in a bilingual language setting!  The Montreal programmes offers a comprehensive language programme including 15 hours per week.  Students who choose to stay 4 weeks may choose to study a combination of both languages.  Our classes help students improve their fluency by encouraging natural communication through interactive and engaging lessons and activities.  Students learn and practice their communication skills, while focusing on pronunciation and becoming more confident English speakers.

Lessons follow a curriculum that adheres strict ESL standards and is designed to enable foreign language learners to further their fluency and accuracy in their language of study. With a focus on communication, lessons are designed for group oral activities as well as individual tasks in grammar, writing and reading.  Students in the Montréal programme take advantage of the quality instruction and active teaching styles that the Collège Sainte-Anne is recognized for.  The use of iPads and other creative teaching tools make lessons interesting and engaging for young learners. 

Language Immersion

To further enhance the bilingual experience, coloured wristbands are provided, which designate the students’ study language.  Communication between staff and the student outside the classroom is conducted in the chosen study language whenever possible.

Specialized Activities

Students participate in one specialized activity period, 3 afternoons per week. Each activity period is 2.5 hours in length and instruction is given in both English and French. Each week, students choose their specialized activities from a list of what is being offered – selecting a different activity for each day. There may be up to 2 or 3 choices offered on any given day. The choices may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Cheerleading
  • Circus training
  • Crossfit
  • Cycling
  • Drama & Improvisation
  • Diving
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Hockey
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Yoga 

Program Options

Programme Ages Daily Schedule English Proficiency
ESL or FSL 12-17 All levels accepted


For Parents

What is included in the programme price?  

The following is included in each student’s package price: 

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Supervision
  • Study materials
  • 15 hours of ESL or FSL instruction per week with certificate upon completion of course
  • 2 full day excursions per week
  • 1 half day excursion per week
  • 1 cultural evening per week
  • Specialized Activities - 3 days weeks (7.5 hours/week)
  • Montréal-Trudeau airport meet & greet plus transfers to/from school (students coming from Canada or the US may also be met at Montréal's Central Train Station)
  • Use of sheets, blankets & pillows (students must provide own face, bath & beach towels)
  • Linen change once weekly
  • Use of laundry facilities in the residence

International students also have included: 

  • Medical insurance

What is NOT included in the programme price? 

The following is NOT included in each student’s package price: 

  • Personal spending money for items such as toiletries, souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Transportation & admission costs for optional activities
  • Unaccompanied Minor fees charged by airlines (if applicable)
  • Extra day expenses
  • Extra transfer fees for transfers on non-published dates. Students arriving early or departing late from the programme will be charged extra day fees. Charges for extra days include accommodation, meals, supervision, medical insurance and limited programming. Tuition is not included.

Does my child need a visa to enter Canada or to attend this programme? 

A: Students who come for a summer programme (or any programme with a duration of less than six months) do not require a Study Permit. Students coming from certain countries, however, will require a Temporary Resident Visa (TVR). Please refer to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website for full travel details and a complete listing of countries that require a TVR:

Do I need to purchase emergency travel medical insurance for my child? 

CISS provides emergency medical and dental insurance to a maximum of $100,000 CAD for international students attending a CISS summer programme. Students coming from the USA, however, are responsible for their own out-of-country insurance. Canadian students should be covered by their provincial health-care plans. 

Who will receive my child when he/she arrives at the airport? 

Staff from the Fly-Montreal programme will meet your child in the arrivals area at the airport. Staff hold signs bearing the programme name. It is the responsibility of the student to look for this sign and to remain in the arrivals area until he/she has met the staff member. Students travelling as a group with a group leader remain together. The group leader assists the students to find the programme staff member. 

If your child is registered as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM), the person that CISS has designated earlier to you during the UM registration will be on hand to personally receive your child. 

How will I know that my child has arrived safely at the programme? 

CISS maintains regular contact with your Representative, and will immediately inform the Representative if a student has not arrived as expected. Otherwise, it should be assumed that all students have arrived safely. 

What happens if my child has a medical emergency? 

Our staff is trained to handle all medical emergencies. This programme is located directly across the street from a hospital. CISS will inform both you and your representative (if applicable) of any emergencies that arise and the details/treatments involved.

Do you have a clothing list available? 

A: Yes. Please download the CISS Montreal Clothing List (PDF) here.  

To ensure your child returns home with all of his/her belongings, we also recommend that all clothing and personal items be labelled with your child's name.