Quebec Trip - June 2017

Ten Oxbridge students, Dr. Riordan and Mr. Posner embarked on a twelve-day language and culture trip to Québec City on Friday, June 9. Students will be staying with Québecois families in a fully immersive environment.
Students will be blogging about their experiences during the trip. Enjoy your armchair traveling!

Un lundi comme les autres? Non! - June 12

Having spent a full Sunday with our host families, we met at school this morning for our first class. Spirits are high and our brains are full of French!

Local Treats & Canadian Money - June 13

Oxbridge students are settling into life as temporary Québecois. Some do so by sampling local treats. Last night a large group went to enjoy authentic poutine (house fries with cheese curds and vegetarian gravy) in a restaurant in the suburbs.While they waited for the bill, a couple of students decided to find out just how indestructible Canadian money is – sure enough, it is 100% water proof! After class, we took a ferry across the Saint Laurence River to Vieux Lévis. The ferry ride gave us a stunning view of the city, particularly the glorious Château de Frontenac. We returned to the lower part of the city, called Petit Champlain. We’ll return there tomorrow after our visit to the Musée de la Civilisation.

Bonjour Monsieur Fantôme - June 16

This Friday night we took a ghost tour of Vieux Québec that introduced us to legendary criminals who explained the French colonists' shocking sentences. When we weren't being spooked out of our skins, we enjoyed beautiful night-time views of the city's oldest buildings.

Un jour typique à Québec? - June 17

On Saturday, while the students visited a Huron (Wendake) village, city authorities worked hard to save a moose that had wandered out of the forest, onto the side of a highway, and then into the St. Laurence River. We worked off our big meal at the Wendake Village by hiking a 2 mile trek along Kabir Kouba, a nearby waterfall.