Global Experiences

Cinema Study Tour: Montreal and Quebec City – August 5-15, 2023

On the trip, students will undertake a variety of other activities related to the culture of Quebec and the film industry in the province. We will discover Montreal, an incredibly diverse bilingual city where French is the predominant language, Quebec City, a primarily francophone city that is culturally, historically and architecturally distinctive in North America, and the film and media industries in the Province of Quebec.

Montreal is a major site of film production for the local, national and international industries and the provincial government and cultural industries have made Montreal a capital of the thriving Quebec film industry and a center where the films are shown, archived, and the French-language industry cultivated. This makes the Montreal and Quebec combination offers students a unique cultural experience, exposure to diversity (notably through the French-speaking population from around the world that lives in Montreal) and valuable insights into an industry that is closely connected to US film industries.

UC students will work with faculty and the students of the Cinema program at the University of Quebec at Montreal and with local directors on a place-based visual project (a short film, scene, or storyboard) inspired by neighborhoods of Montreal and Quebec City. Experience with film production is not required. We watch a variety of films made or set in Montreal to prepare for the trip.

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Cinema Study Tour Europe

Our annual study tour experience in Europe is still currently paused but we hope to offer it again soon. In the past we have visited two cities on each trip, with destinations such as London, Paris, Prague, Budapest, and Zagreb, Croatia. The trips offer a unique opportunity to experience Europe’s greatest cities through their rich cinematic histories and to better understand the global history of cinema. On these trips we:

  • explore the locations used in the films
  • experience the topics and history shown in the films
  • visit museums, archives, and studios
  • attend film screenings and theatrical performances
  • participate in workshops by filmmakers