French Students Savor Trip to Montreal



French students on Nonnewaug’s trip to Montreal pose outside the sugar shack.

Izzy DiNunzio, Community and Multimedia Editor

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — Since the pandemic, out-of-the-country field trips were out of the question. That changed this year, with the first out-of-the-country trip since the pandemic, to Montreal. Thirty-two French students and three chaperones hopped onto a coachbus May 6 and prepared for the six-hour trip to Canada. 

Zara Minaya thoroughly enjoyed the trip. 

“My favorite part of the French trip was being able to experience the Canadian nightlife and the metro,” she said.  

French teacher Kate Peterson along with Jumpstreet created a fun itinerary for students. The itinerary included exploring Montreal, a hip hop dance workshop, a graffiti workshop, and some great food spots. 

Violet Walters-Zimmer also really liked the trip. 

“My favorite part of the Canada trip was the sugar shack because it was a fun experience,” she said. “I want to go back to Montreal or maybe even to France next year. Everything was in French and there were so many cyclists.”

Minaya also hopes to get back to Canada for a trip. 

“I want to either go back to Canada … or go to France or Italy,” says Minaya. 

Zodie Smith also wants to get back to Canada. 

“My favorite part was being able to walk around at night or the light show,” she said. “I want to go to either Montreal again, Quebec, or France. Canada is different because there is French and there are a lot of people out and about.”