Montreal Spring 2015 Honors trip
Nine Ohio State Newark students spent 10 days in Canada, touring cosmopolitan Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. The students were enrolled in A&S 2979.04: Introduction to Quebec, Canada, an interdisciplinary course taught by Rob Hughes (English), with guest lectures by Ken Madsen (Geography) and Adrian Rodgers (Education). Before leaving the country, the students met in class on campus for two weeks to practice French phrases and study the history, literature and culture of the province. In the cultural capital, Montreal, students were introduced to the city on a walking tour with an experienced guide and then explored dozens of museums and neighborhoods over four days. In the capital city of Ottawa, they toured the Canadian Museum of History as well as the ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. They spent two days in Quebec City, designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO and the only walled city north of Mexico, taking in sights such as the Plains of Abraham, one of the world’s largest urban parks. A day trip to the Laurentian Mountains gave them a taste of the vast mountains and festive villages in Eastern Canada.