The idea of taking an internship in a country with a health restriction was initially a challenge for me, but my desire to go work in the 3rd destination for international interns encouraged me even more. The Covid holiday means that museums, theaters, and pools are closed in Montreal, but the circumstances are an opportunity to see what I would have missed in a city that is nearly 400 years old.
Studyland assures its interns of the Canadian experience in all its aspects, both personal and professional. But with any great experience comes difficulties, isolation, extra work, demands that seem impossible to overcome. It is through moments with ourselves that we can take stock, say what is wrong and move forward. It is in the places that make up the essence of a city and the people who live there that I lost myself in order to forget the problems left in my suitcase.
Far from the results imposed by work, old Montreal promises a unique moment out of time. In a city that is at the base of a country that does not have 150 years of history, this historical district reminds us of Montmartre, the Tuileries or the Marais that act as a Proust's madeleine for all the lovers of the French capital.
The busy professional life in Montreal that one experiences during an international internship can sometimes seem overwhelming, one comes to do business through the Canadian hub. This requirement coupled with the corporate atmosphere of the employers weighs heavily on the intern who is new to a new country and not used to it. It is therefore nice to relieve the pressure by visiting the places located farthest from this modern world, the old Montreal has only the old name because it has more than ever its place in this new world in effervescence.