There are a number of Quiet Weekends throughout the school year that begin in the winter term. You are encouraged to take weekend leave to return home or visit with a friend’s family to rest. Residences remain open for students who wish to stay on campus. On Quiet Weekends, the school will often offer special supervised activities such as shopping, bowling, or skiing excursions.
Christmas Break and March Break are extended breaks when international students have the chance to return home to their families for a vacation. This is also the time best suited for travel on international service projects.
During holiday long weekends, there are special supervised excursions available to places such as Ottawa (Canada’s capital city), Mount Tremblant in Quebec (for skiing), and Washington D.C. and New York City across the border in the United States. It is important to have a valid U.S. Visa, if required, from your country in order to take advantage of travel opportunities in the U.S.
You can also learn more about our trips and exchanges under Global Learning