Outgoing exchanges

Country of the month: Morocco

The Moroccan Diamond

The Rose Festival is celebrated in mid-May. In the dry sections of the High Atlas Mountains, approaching the Sahara, there’s an unexpected place called the Rose Valley where, during spring, the entire area is awash with pink Persian roses. In Morocco , the use of roses in fragrances and food is very important, but it takes 3.000 kilos of petals to produce only one liter of rose water! So when the roses appear in large numbers, Moroccans from the valley celebrate! They dance in the streets and a young woman is elected Queen of roses. She has the chance to sit on a throne made of roses!

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  • The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Photo and Video Contest.

    Photo contest:

    1st prize: Alicia Silvestri
    2nd prize: Cameron Revington
    Voter’s choice: Joshua Russell

    Video contest:

    1st prize: Stéphanie Gascon
    2nd prize:Sarah Ouimette

    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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