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Group Travel Program

Live the Language You’re Learning

Lacking opportunities to practice your English or French? Without it, all of the language classes in the world won’t give you the confidence you need to truly thrive in English or French settings. E-QIP’s Group Travel Program gives students from around the world the opportunity to live and learn in our beautiful, bilingual city and support their dreams of fluency by studying alongside like-minded learners and staying with a Canadian family.
12 students max
All Levels
Accommodations starting at 175/week
Student Travel Program

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Student Travel Program

Experience the Cultural Capital of Canada

Language instruction in context

Language textbooks can only take you so far. Embrace the language you’re learning by becoming an honorary member of a Canadian family as part of E-QIP’s homestay program. Your Canadian family will help you adjust to the culture while giving you endless opportunities for authentic, “real world” language practice.

One-of-a-kind experience, one-of-a-kind city

As Canada’s cultural, Montreal is the place to experience art, music and world-class festivals. Enjoy the perks of big city living with all the charm of a small community in the safest major city in North America. In Montreal, you'll find an international airport 20 minutes from downtown, a beautiful park in every neighbourhood, old-meets-new architecture, an abundance of street art and distinctive, world-famous culinary scene.

Program Offerings

Speak 15 course

Speak 15

3 group lessons / day
Practice and build confidence quickly with a max of four students per class.
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Intensive 20

3 x 45 min group + 1 x 45 custom private lessons
Additional customized private language coaching sessions to complement small group classes.
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Connect 1

(1 session / week)
This dynamic virtual meetup allows French learners from around the world to gather and discuss a range of topics. Participate in fluid exchanges to maintain your current level and/or build your confidence in speaking with strangers.

Learn Faster With Kaizen Connect®

This 3 phase cycle is applied continuously to your language learning:

P1: Production

Instructors use a range of techniques to draw and facilitate production from learners.  Linguistic raw data, taken from actual speech, is carefully recorded in their Student Learning File.

P2: Insight

The collected information is reviewed and assessed by our Academic Team - Instructors, Academic Liaison & Academic Coordinator - in order to assure that each learner is progressing at an optimal pace.

P3: Elevation

Each student's Learning Plan is then adjusted as needed, taking the Academic Team's analysis into account. Learners are made aware of their biggest challenges and advised on how to take their speaking skills up to the next level.

Kaizen Connect® is an agile learning system developed and used by E-QIP for more than a decade. This framework is designed exclusively for learning a new language, with one central purpose: to help you learn faster.

Out of the Classroom and Into the Real World

Who should participate in our Group Travel Program?

Our Group Travel Program is designed for groups of all sizes and ages who want to reinforce their study of English and/or French by immersing themselves in a bilingual Canadian environment. The program is designed for everyone from high school and university students to groups of friends who want to learn and grow together.

Live alongside native English/French speakers

Many experts agree that immersion is the best (and fastest) way to truly master a language—so what are you waiting for? English- and French-speaking families right here in Montreal are ready and waiting to welcome you into their homes and give you a taste of their language and culture.

Enjoy the lifelong benefits of multilingualism

Spend your summers soaking up the culture and languages of Montreal and become bilingual (or even trilingual!) while having the time of your life. Discover the life-changing effects of bilingualism—from new travel experiences and relationships to exciting career and education opportunities.

A worry-free Canadian experience

The Group Travel Program’s homestay accommodations offer convenience, peace of mind and chances for practice. Whichever family you end up with, you’ll be guaranteed a room of your own (outfitted with a bed, desk, closet and window) in a safe, comfortable home, as well as access to laundry facilities, internet and telephone, and the option of one, two or three meals per day.


Cultural Insight

(Japanese business etiquette, code words of Quebec, etc.)

Language Skills

(pronunciation, formal vs. casual English, etc.)

Functions & Context

(introducing speakers, convincing/persuasion, etc.)

Topic Focus

(current events, social media, etc.)

Comprehensive Support

Let our expert language instructors, administrators and support staff members take care of all of the details so that you can focus on learning.

Online Placements

Our convenient online placement system measures your language performance across a range of components, including speaking, listening, grammar and fluency. This ensures that your journey begins on the right track and lays a strong foundation for growth.
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Humanistic Curriculum

Learning a language is more than just an academic pursuit; language touches all aspects of our lives, and as such, we recognize the importance of providing an experience that’s focused on growing, rather than merely reaching benchmarks. Our humanistic approach to learning allows you to truly connect with your target language and learn it more deeply.
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Instructor Training

Instructors assume many roles in a learner’s journey—from trainer and coach to cheerleader and mentor. The growth and success of our teachers is just as important to us as our students; we nurture them so that they can nurture you and your language development.
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Gifted Instructors

Instructors who foster a supportive, inspiring learning environment are equally as important as the content of the lessons themselves. We exclusively seek instructors who are positive, respectful and open-minded so that you feel welcome and are comfortable enough to let yourself share and grow alongside them.
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Student Files

Our learning file system allows teachers to collaborate with each other (and with you!) on your learning by tracking and recording your progress in detail during and after every class. This guarantees that you always receive a class that is tailored to your abilities and can therefore experience constant improvement.
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Progress Reports

Regular progress reports provide a detailed snapshot of where you are in the learning process, the particular challenges that you’re facing and the next steps that you can take in pursuit of your goals.
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Academic Counseling

Moving forward often involves receiving deeper insight into your progress and the opportunities ahead. One-on-one sessions with a member of our academic team will help you feel confident about your journey and the places it can take you.
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Academic Team

Members of our academic team will keep a watchful eye on your entire journey at E-QIP. This team includes an academic coordinator who ensures the quality of all of our programs, a teacher coach who guides and supports our instructors and a student liaison who will monitor your development.
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Pricing Information

Group Travel Program: Class fees

 Groups of 11+ studentGroups of 5-10 studentsGroups of 1-4 students

Group Travel Program: Homestay fees, 18+

 Meals per day
1 week175206.5266300
4 weeks70082610641200
1 night2529.53843

Group Travel Program: Homestay fees, 17 and under

 Meals per day
1 week175225.75283.5316.75
4 weeks70090311341267
1 night2532.2540.545.25

Group Travel Program: Private bedroom in a shared house

 Number of people/room
1 night2840
  • Prices are in CAD and include all taxes for English and French
  • Registration fee: 50
  • Homestay/room placement fee: 150
  • Airport pick up: 120
  • Airport pick up and drop off: 200
  • Student insurance: 2.25/day (minimum 14 days)

Our PROmise

At E-QIP, our core values—positivity, respectfulness and open-mindedness—shape every aspect of how we run our school. To ensure an experience that is positive, respectful and open-minded, we PROmise that throughout your learning journey, E-QIP and its team of instructors will remain:


Our instructors, administrators and curriculum developers are the best at what they do, and our trademark teaching framework, Kaizen Connect®, enables them to curate and deliver learning experiences that are transformative, effective and infused with joy.

Our professionalism doesn’t stop at the classroom. Whether you’ve undertaken your language learning journey as a workplace requirement or with the intention of shifting into an entirely new role or career, we're dedicated to helping you achieve the transition you’re after.


Our monthly student progress reports, leading-edge teaching framework, Kaizen Connect®—which empowers our students to learn from their own mistakes—and ample opportunities for students to both provide and receive feedback enable us to remain accountable to those whose opinions matter the most: our students. If you’re putting in the work, you will make progress—that’s a guarantee, and the system we’ve put in place ensures that this remains true.


E-QIP is where like-minded growth seekers and global citizens converge to reap the benefits that multilingualism has to offer, and their ambition is what makes motivating our students the easiest part of the job for any E-QIP teacher. In our experience, the best way to foster growth in our students and fuel the passion that already exists within them is through encouragement and support, which we deliver through open lines of communication between students and instructors and our team of helpful, empathetic support staff members.

Get Started Easily

Step 1

Send us an email at We’ll send you a brief questionnaire and ask you to record yourself speaking to assess your current level.

Step 2

After determining your level, we’ll email you a link to register and begin the homestay placement process.

Step 3

Register for the session(s) of your choosing and begin your learning journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be fed by my homestay family?

Travel Program students are given the option to join their homestay family for one, two or three meals per day, with the price of accommodation adjusted accordingly. Students are expected to buy their own snacks between meals.

Do I have to have to join my homestay family for dinner every night?

We ask all students participating in the program to please let their homestay families know if they won’t be making it home for dinner by the end of the school day at the latest. If you’ll be out past dinnertime but still wish to eat at home, your homestay family can leave dinner out for you to heat up until 9:30 p.m.

Will I have to do my own laundry?

Your homestay family will generally wash your bed linens and towels for you once a week, but you’ll be expected to wash your own clothing. If you prefer, you can choose to wash your bedding and towels yourself.

Will I be expected to help with chores around the house?

Different families will have different standards and expectations, but it’s a great idea to ask! At the very least, it’s important to keep your personal space clean and leave things as tidy as you found them.

Do I have to provide my own toiletries, snacks, etc.?

Yes. Your homestay family will provide your one to three meals per day, as well as things like laundry detergent and cleaning supplies, but everything else is up to you. Some families, of course, may offer to share snacks and other items!

Will I have internet and phone access at home?

Yes; these are requirements of every homestay. If you want to use the phone to make long distances calls, however, you might have to purchase a calling card. Additionally, it’s possible that the internet service in your home may have a monthly usage limitation.

Do I have to pay for my own transportation?

Yes. Student public transit passes can be purchased in Montreal for $54/month, which allows for unlimited access to Montréal buses and trains. E-QIP also offers airport pick up for $120 or pick up and drop off for $200.

Do I have to live with a homestay family?

Students aged 18 and above can either choose to live with a homestay family or rent a single room in a shared house. Those who choose to rent a room will have to purchase and prepare their own food.

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