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Student experience


Important note: The Intensive English Language Program will be a combination of in-person and remote learning for the academic calendar of 2021-2022.

Minimum requirements to take the course are a computer, functioning webcam, access to wifi or a data plan, and microphone. For more inquiries, please contact us.


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Life at Concordia Continuing Education

At CCE, there are many activities to experience English out of the classroom.  

  • Each term, we have an all-school outing to experience Canadian cities, culture and the great outdoors. Our social activity organizers and student ambassadors plan exciting activities for students to enjoy the four seasons of Canada!
  • Every Friday afternoon, local activities are organized to help finish off the week such as visits to Old Montreal, walks on Mount Royal, visits to local markets, movies and many others.

*Due to COVID-19 Special activities have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

CCE Student Ambassadors

Part of the study experience is for international students to meet Canadian students. Our CCE Student Ambassadors program employs students currently enrolled at Concordia University. Our ambassadors meet you at the new student orientation, invite you to a “Meet, Greet and Eat” to meet new friends, eat lunch with you each Wednesday, and plan Friday after school outings to visit hot spots across Montreal. 

*Due to COVID-19 Special activities have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Meet our Ambassadors

CCE-ambassadors-620 From left : Vy Vy, Patricia and Natalia

Vy Vy is a student from the Faculty of Arts and Science, currently double majoring in Human Relations and Communications Studies. Vy Vy has been working and volunteering alongside people from all walks of life, as she emigrated from Vietnam to Canada just two years ago. Fascinated with photography, film, and design, she is dedicated to capturing beautiful moments in time with her camera. She is also currently a member of Concordia Dragon Boat Club, a growing athletic community within Concordia University. Vy Vy is eager to make new friends and making new memories in Canada!

Passionate about people, languages and culture, Patricia embraces the rich diversity of the modern world. She has travelled extensively around the globe, meeting people and sharing with them their way of life. She values expressing herself in the body language of dance and she will be found in nature on any given sunny day! Her studies have taken various paths, from Immigration Studies, to Social Work, to Political Sciences. She will be happy to share with anyone a good discussion, especially around a good meal (she loves sushis!).

Natalia is a Liberal Arts student since fall 2015. She is currently pursuing a BA, Honours in Western Society and Culture, and a minor in Spanish Translation. She is an artistic old soul with a keen eye for beauty and an unquenchable passion for books and people. Natalia values all forms of artistic expression and finds herself often involved in projects that deal with aesthetics and art.

Facilities and services

Counselling & Psychological Services
Counselling & Psychological Services offers support and advice in many areas. For example, you can attend workshops to help you use the library, or learn good tips for writing papers. If you have personal difficulties, you can meet with a counsellor who will help you solve your problems.

Health Services
Concordia University offers excellent health care to all of its students and staff. If you need to see a doctor, you can visit the clinic and get the help you need. Not only do they treat you when you are sick, but if you need help improving your general health - eating healthy, quitting smoking, managing stress, and so much more.

Le Gym
Le Gym is Concordia's state-of-the art fitness centre. They offer the latest and best in exercise equipment and a friendly environment where staff are always available to provide assistance and guidance.

LIVE Centre
The LIVE Centre is the place for you if you want to spend some time volunteering in the community. It is a great opportunity to improve your English, and learn a little about Montreal culture. There are many opportunities to help you network and build job skills.

Student Support Groups
If you want to make friends with other students in the university who share the same background or interest, you can connect with a variety of students groups from around the world, and you can participate in some of the many events hosted by the International Students Association.

Life in Montreal

Montreal is a safe, affordable place to live and a great city for students. You will find friendly people, neighborhoods full of life, cafes and restaurants, shopping, parks, extraordinary architecture, and an active 24/7 vitality. A city of art and culture, Montreal is alive with creative energy. Enjoy the numerous cultural events, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the International Fireworks Competition, the Montreal International Film Festival and so many more.

Read more about Montreal, named Best Student City in February 2017!

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