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Our 2017 Photo Contest: June Winners!

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

The time has come to announce the winners of June's photo contest!

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Topics: Quebec City, winter, Quebec, Contests, Photos

Our 2017 Photo Contest: April Winner!

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 10:36 AM

The time has come to announce the winner of April's photo contest!

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Topics: Quebec City, winter, Quebec, Contests, Photos

Staff Picks: My Montreal

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

Last week, Montréal celebrated its 375th Birthday. A wide range of activities are planned to mark the occasion. We have roots in Montréal and send countless student groups there - for both French and Spanish immersion trips with their language teachers - so it comes as no surprise that much of our team has something to say about what this wonderful city means to them: 

 

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Canadian Travel, Montreal, Quebec

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

Staff Picks: Life-Changing Travel Moments

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

Last month we shared a beautiful testimonial from Tehya, a student from New York who had wonderful things to say about her recent Jumpstreet school trip to Morocco. Everyone in our office was so moved that we started exchanging some of our own life-changing travel moments; now, we sharing them with you!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Quebec, International, Central America

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

Download our Favourite French Canadian Thanksgiving Recipe

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with our loved ones and eat copious amounts of pie-based food. Canadians celebrate this wonderful feast this weekend, and boy do we have a recipe for you!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Holiday, Quebec

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