International Business Exchange Program
Montreal is an island divided into 19 boroughs and is the second largest city in Canada. Montreal is known for the joie de vivre of its people. Every event is a good excuse for a celebration. Montreal neighborhoods are a showcase for diversity. Many activities are free, such as the major summer festivals and exhibitions at the cultural centers. Montreal’s renowned and accessible education system attracts students from around the world. The many urban attractions as well as the proximity and accessibility of services (shopping centers, public markets, and public transit) make it an ideal setting for student life.
As an HEC Montréal student, you will benefit from quality teaching, noted for its pragmatic approach and relevance in today’s world. Make use of outstanding resources, like the school’s bilingual business library and the partnerships between the school and key players in local and global business communities. Live out your HEC Montréal experience on a campus in the center of Montréal.
Montreal, this French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada, and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. A horse-drawn carriage ride around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavor. The Basilique Notre-Dame is a confection of stained glass, and the Plateau Mont-Royal district will delight you with its quaint boutiques and cafés. Dig in to a massive plate of poutine to fuel up for a tour of the epic Olympic Park.
An international destination of choice, Montréal is easily accessed by land, water and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which handles some 600 flights daily. Public transit is not only affordable, it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. In addition, cycling enthusiasts enjoy 450 kilometres of bicycle paths, many of which lead to major tourist areas.
Fall Semester: mid-August to mid-December
Spring Semester: early-January to late-April
Course Enrollment- http://www.hec.ca/en/students/course-enrollment/index.html
(Information Coming Soon!)
Language of Instruction
Business courses and regional emphasis courses offered in French.
Exchange program participants pay their regular full-time tuition/registration fees to SDSU to participate on the exchange program. Students are responsible for all other additional expenses such as passport, visa, airfare, housing, meals, books, etc. Refer to the budget sheet on blackboard for more information.
Housing and Meals
Housing/room & board expenses are not part of the SDSU exchange program. Students must arrange housing via their host institution or independently.
HEC has a housing service that will advise students on off-campus housing. No on-campus housing is available.
Consult the following HEC website for details: http://www.hec.ca/en/international_student/international_exchange/pre-arrival_guide/housing/index.html
All participants must purchase the comprehensive CSU Comprehensive FTIP Insurance. Students will need to pay via SDSU Student Account Services. Approximately $300 for one-semester.
Exchange participants are responsible for purchasing airfare. Hold-off on purchasing airfare until a Letter of Acceptance is issued by your host university (one-semester prior to going abroad). The Letter of Acceptance is issued typically 4-6 weeks after students apply to the host university and will contain official program dates.
Student Visa Requirement
U.S.A. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in Canada for one semester or longer. The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
SDSU (1 year prior)
International Business majors must apply one-year prior to anticipated term abroad via Aztecs Abroad by clicking "Apply Now" on the button above.
Host University (1 semester prior)
After being approved by SDSU, students will also need to complete the application process for their host university. Students will receive an email with application instructions after the add/drop deadline (titled Post Decision).
International Business majors refer to SDSU blackboard for eligibility criteria
International Business majors: apply 1 year prior to intended term abroad
December 17th for the Fall Semester
May 12th for the Spring Semester
All other majors: apply 1 semester prior to intended term abroad.
February 20th for Fall Semester
September 20th for Spring Semester
Incoming Exchange Students: http://www.hec.ca/en/international_student/international_exchange/index.html
Resources for students (links to many helpful pages): http://www.hec.ca/en/students/index.html
Support and Resources: http://www.hec.ca/en/students/support-resources/index.html
Campus Life: http://www.hec.ca/en/students/campus-life/index.html