MHS Students Learn About Canadian History with Trip to Montréal and Québec City
A group of 22 Milton Hershey School high school students and four staff members recently traveled to Montréal and Québec City for an educational six-day trip organized by Education First. Students expanded their global awareness by learning about Canadian culture and customs while visiting the cities.
MHS students and staff participated in a walking tour of Old Montréal, including Chinatown, Underground City, Old Port, and Jacques Cartier Square. They also visited the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Biodome, which featured a zoo, aquarium, and research facility that taught students about four different ecosystems and seasons. The group also learned about Canada’s archaeology by visiting the Archaeology Museum.
During their visit to Québec City, students and staff enjoyed guided sightseeing tours and visited natural wonders like Beaupré Coast and Montmorency Falls—a 275-foot cascading waterfall with a wooden suspension footbridge. They learned about the French language, enjoyed authentic food, and visited significant historical landmarks such as Chateau Frontenac, Musée du Fort, and Observatoire de La Capitale.
Students also shared their gratitude and reflected on their most treasured memories during a Thanksgiving lunch in Québec City.
Milton Hershey School’s Multicultural and Global Education program provides all high school students with the opportunity to travel outside the United States on educational international trips. By learning about other cultures and gaining worldly experiences, students expand their global awareness, appreciation for diversity, and ability to empathize with others.