I don’t know if I can really call this a book review, when it’s only a five page pdf, but what the hey! :) Author Tobias Fisch has graciously put together a handy little online booklet for students interested in studying in Québec/Canada.
To start with, a disclaimer: I get the feeling that the author is talking about studying in High School, because he/she discusses the opportunity to participate in Prom, Graduation, and the “big exams.” Still, I didn’t think that really detracted from the guidebook–only a short part (the section on how classes work) was relevant to what level of education you’re in. And if you are in high school, it’s all good–especially the part about the 10-day schedule!
The rest of it went over generally helpful information for all students studying abroad (how to adjust to a host family, how to avoid homesickness) and then very specific information about Québec itself starting on page 3.
Some of the things you might want to check out are the slang words used in Québecan French, how the money works, the standard tax rate (calculate it into your prices!), how to arrange phone communication, and the Unit changes. Actually pretty much all of the information from pages 3-5 are helpful. So if you are interested in studying in Canada, you might check it out!
“THE GUIDEBOOK FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN QUÉBEC”
BY TOBIAS FISCH
AVAILABLE ON SMASHWORDS/ PRICE: FREE