Country of the month:Russia
The White Night Festival
The White Nights Festival is an annual international arts festival during the midnight sun season. The festival consists of a series of ballet, opera and music events and performances by Russian singers, dancers and actors. One of the largest celebrations is the Scarlet Sails, which is a water show with boats, fireworks and music. This tradition began after World War 2 when schools began to celebrate the end of the school year, symbolizing freedom. Over 1 million people gather every year to celebrate all the festivities in the city of St. Petersburg.
You could be there next year!
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2016 Photo and Video Contest.
- Photo contest winners:
- 1st prize: Geneviève Martin-Lafleur
- 2nd prize: Emma Street
- Voter's choice: Chloé St-Onge-Shank
- Video contest winners:
- 1st prize: Kimberley Smith
- 2nd prize: Yann Landry
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest. For more information, visit the Annual Photo and Video Contest webpage.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange?
Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, consult the list.
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