Alumni College

Montreal: From French Colony to North American Cultural Phenomenon

With Professor François Furstenberg, A&S '03

June 24 - 28, 2016

From $1,695 plus air

Spend a long weekend in Montreal and experience this cultural mecca and learn about its French heritage. The second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal is a cosmopolitan urban center with a mosaic of culturally diverse neighbo rhoods.  With JHU history professor (and former Montrealer) François Furstenberg as your enrichment lecturer, you will stay in Old Montreal, take an art and architecture tour, visit museums that cover the ancient to the modern, tour parks and botanical gardens, cruise on the St. Lawrence, and discover the amazing food scene.  Meet local alumni at a welcome reception, learn about the French influences in North America, and hear from a local expert about the impact of the St. Lawrence River archipelago on the city’s history. Experience its culinary delights with a cooking class and neighborhood food walking tour.  June is a beautiful time to be in Montreal. If you’ve wanted to explore this city or wish to return for another memorable experience, be sure to join us.

Register using this form or call Cindy Stuart, 718-280-5088 or 800-627-1244, at Classic Escapes.

Leah Murphy or Marguerite Jones at 410-516-0363 or 800-548-5481.


François Furstenberg received his PhD from Johns Hopkins in 2003 and returned in 2014 as a Professor of History following more than a decade on the faculty of the Université de Montréal, where he taught U.S. history to francophone students.  His research interests focus on the history of 18th and 19th century America, the French Atlantic World, and French influences in North America. A native of the United States, his mother is French and he grew up in a bilingual household in Boston and Washington DC.  During his time in Montreal he developed a love for the unique bilingual city and its cultural life – and even wrote a personalized food guide of the city.