People from around the world call Montreal home, and that diversity of influences makes for an incredibly rich cultural experience, from food and dining to music, cinema and literature. It's a place that will open your eyes — and your mind.
Since Concordia is an English-language university, English speakers will feel right at home on campus. Many Montrealers are bilingual — or speak even more than two languages!
If English is not your first language, you'll be in good company: about half of Concordians are studying in a language other than their mother tongue.
Downtown, the Plateau, Verdun, Parc-Ex, Rosemont, St-Henri, Villeray . . . just some of Montreal's many distinctive neighbourhoods, each with their own vibe and unique cafés, grocery stores and green spaces.
Laval, the West Island, the South Shore . . . much of the Greater Montreal area is also within easy commuting distance from downtown by public transit. You'll have lots of options when it comes to renting an apartment.
Four colourful seasons
Montrealers love to enjoy our beautiful surroundings all year round.
FALL — average daily temperature 13°C walking on Mont Royal WINTER — average daily temperature -4°C dancing outdoors at Igloofest SPRING — average daily temperature 10°C running along the Lachine Canal SUMMER — average daily temperature 25°C paddle boarding on the St. Lawrence River
Innovation and industry
Art in a cultural nexus. Engineering in an aerospace capital. Tech and digital arts in a gaming centre. The city is a hub of education and research, and home to four major universities.
Concordia's centres of expertise mirror those of Montreal itself, in preventive health and well-being, aerospace, biotechnology, cybersecurity, and smart buildings and cities. Our students benefit from exposure to an extended network of startups, corporations, non-governmental organizations and think tanks.