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Video: A Taste of Our Winter Class Trips to Quebec

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 04:33 PM

Hey! If you're planning a winter class trip to Quebec with Jumpstreet Tours, this video is a great recruitment tool.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, Montreal, Quebec City, winter, Quebec, French, Trip-Planning Resources, video

Tours of Quebec, New York, Washington and more! Download our 2017 E-Brochure

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 04:39 PM

Now's your chance to give your students that quintessential class trip memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years.

In March we gave you our latest International Brochure, featuring itineraries and pricing for destinations all over the world.

Now here's our Domestic Brochure, the second installment in our 2017 student travel brochures that shines a light on trips to Quebec, New York City, Washington D.C. and more!

There are itineraries, trip-planning resources, and testimonials from teachers who are having a blast with us.

The catalog is free - we just need a few quick and basic details from you to proceed. It's a two-minute download that could lead to a lifetime of trip memories!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, Montreal, New York City, Boston, Quebec City, Quebec, French, Trip-Planning Resources, Chicago, Spanish

Tours of Europe, Central America, and more! Download our International Catalog

Posted by Michael Johnson on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Now's your chance to give your students that quintessential "class trip abroad" memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years.

Our International Catalog features detailed itineraries, testimonials, and pricing that will help you pick the right educational tours for you and your students. Just like our North American programs, our overseas trips are a fine blend classic activities and the kind of exclusive, hands-on programming forged from over 27 years of student travel smarts.

The catalog is free - we just need a few quick and basic details from you to proceed. It's a two-minute download that could lead to a lifetime of trip memories!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Student travel, French, Europe, Costa Rica, Spanish, Nicaragua, International, Central America

Thanksgiving in Quebec: Download our Favourite French Canadian Recipe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Oct 9, 2015 @ 11:56 AM

It's that time of year when we share Alexis' 100-year-old French Canadian Thanksgiving recipe with you! Ladies and gentlemen, loosen your belt loops...

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Topics: Holiday, French, Trip-Planning Resources, thanksgiving

2 Maple Syrup Recipes that will Bring Quebec to Your Classroom

Posted by Laura Lalonde on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

It’s no secret that maple syrup is huge in Quebec. No matter the time of year, virtually all of our Quebec student tours experience its gooey goodness when they visit a cabane à sucre (sugar shack), where syrup is cultivated from maple trees.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Student travel, culture, winter, Quebec, French, Food

Jumpstreet Tours’ Summer Guide to French Music

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

“If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” We’re fond of this timeless Zimbabwean proverb because we’ve spent almost thirty years developing student tours that focus on language learning and culture, and music has always played a part in keeping our class trips as entertaining as they are enriching. From the Quebecois sugar shack standards like ‘Agadou’ and ‘Talon Pointe,’ to the sumptuous salsa ensembles that breathe life into our Latin dance workshops in New York City and Montreal, music runs through our student travel programs like an epic conga line.

Jumpstreet Tours got its start in Montreal, a city whose diversity is matched only by its penchant for celebration. Our festival calendar attracts a broad range of performers from around the world, particularly from French-speaking countries. Quebec, meanwhile, also has a knack for producing its own rising stars.

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Topics: culture, French, Art

Jumpstreet’s Christmas Tribute to Réveillon

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Ah, the holidays - a time to break bread and share in the spirit of warmth, generosity and shopping mall madness. Up here in Jumpstreet’s native Québec, the holidays usher in a wide array of festivities. Montréal’s thriving Jewish community, for example, comes to life during the eight days of Chanukah. But like most of the Western World, December in La Belle Province is largely synonymous with Christmas. Ever the bon vivant, we often mark the occasion with a day-long tribute that runs long, long into the night. It’s called Réveillon, and it’s a lot of fun.

Literally translated as ‘awakening’, Réveillon is a French Catholic tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s, when families would break fast and tuck in to a late-night meal after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The event earned its name from the way that the meal would rouse participants after the labours of their day-long fast. Nothing says “rise and shine” like a hearty meal, especially if you’re starving! It’s a tradition that is celebrated in France and Quebec, not to mention countless French communities around the world, from the New Brunswick to New Orleans.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, culture, Montreal, Quebec, French