Country of the month: India
Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. The night before the festival, people gather around a bonfire to sing and dance. The next day, everyone comes out on the streets to throw colored powder, creating a beautiful landscape. Some people fill water guns and water balloons with this special powder to optimize the fun! Not only is Holi a time to celebrate a good harvest and the end of winter, but it is also the occasion to appreciate positive moments, forgive, and re-establish good friendships.
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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