They were accompanied by IHA faculty members Arta Boutcher and Alice Nudelman. The group enjoyed visits to the Château Frontenac, the Musée de Beaux-Arts, the Basilique de Notre-Dame in Montreal, and many more exciting spots.
Grace Mendolia’20 said that her favorite part of the trip was visiting The Sugar Shack, a small place outside of the city. “We got to learn about how maple syrup is made, and we all ate a lot of maple syrup candies, which were honestly one of the best things I have ever eaten,” she said. “We rolled hot maple syrup in the snow to make lollipops and got to hang out outside together. It was really fun!”
The girls agreed that IHA should continue to offer trips such as this one, as they encourage the sharing of culture, history, language, and so much more. Ava Sciubba’20 realized the importance of interacting with residents of another country and culture in order to enhance her own understanding of the world. “Staying with a host family gave me a first-hand experience of what day-to-day life in Quebec is like, and talking to the 16-year-old daughter, Lauren, in our host family allowed me to compare my own life with that of a teen girl from another country,” she added. Overall, the group greatly enjoyed their immersive experience in Canada, furthering their French and their global understanding.
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