Are there groups rate for airline tickets?

NO, there are no group rates. Each participant is responsible for booking their flight. Please note that all participants must depart for Berlin, Barcelona on Friday, July 8th. We recommend that you purchase your ticket as early as possible to benefit from lower rates.

Are there direct flights between Montreal and Barcelona?

YES, both Air Canada and Air Transat offer direct flights during the Summer time.

Can you suggest places to stay in Berlin, Montreal and Barcelona?

Here are some suggested hotels and residences in both Montreal and Barcelona.Prices quoted are subject to change. There are no group rates available at these institutions.Participants are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible in order to benefit from lower rates.Please note that previous participants found apartments listed on the Internet at very reasonable prices.

Residence Inn by Marriott Westmount
2170, avenue Lincoln, Montréal, Québec H3H 2N5
Rate per night: $138 CAD (for a stay of 1-6 days and 128,00$ for more than 7 days or more )
Internet access included

Delta Montréal
475, Avenue Président Kennedy, Montréal, Québec H3A 1J7
Rate per night: $185.00 CAD (3rd person 20,00$)
Internet access included

Hilton Garden Inn Montréal Centre-ville – 4 étoiles (Full)
380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, H3A 0B1
Rate per night : $169,00 CAD (for the corporatif price please contact Renée Bouchard:
Internet access included

Le Cantlie
1110 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, H3A 1G9
Rate per night: $159 CAD

Résidences universitaires UQAM
East lodges, 303 boul. René-Lévesque East
West lodges, 2100 rue St-Urbain, Montréal, H2X 4E1
Rate per night : $76,00 CAD
Internet access included

Résidences universitaires UdeM
2350, boul. Édouard-Montpetit, Montréal, H3T 1J4
Rate per night : $147,00 CAD (for a stay of 1-6 days and 137,00$ for more than 7 days)

Hotel Market 
(5 minutes by metro or 15 minute walk  to Plaça Catalunya)
Rate per night* : 90€ 

Hotel Medium Monegal
(Plaça Catalunya)
Rate per night* : 95 €

Les Citadines Ramblas Barcelona
(5 minute walk to  Plaça Catalunya)
Rate per night* :  100 €

Hotel Vueling
(10 minute walk to Plaça Catalunya)
Rate per night* :  130 €

08028 apartments
(2 minute walk to Roca Gallery and 15 minutes by metro to Plaça Catalunya)
Rate per night* : 100 € and 170€ for 4 persons

Aparthotel Atenea
5 minutes by tram to Faculty and next to Roca Gallery)
Rate per night* : 95 €

Researchers Residence
(Barcelona city center)
Rate per night* : 56 €

For apartment rentals:,

*breakfast and taxes not included

Do I need to bring my computer?

YES/NO : the use of a computer is not mandatory. This is more a question of personal habit and preference.

Is there a dress code?

The dress code is relaxed and informal. Business attire is recommended for events such as the welcome cocktail and the closing ceremony.

Will I need a Visa for Spain?

  • Canadian and European citizens do not require a visa to enter Spain.
  • Citizens of other countries should check with their local Spanish Consulate.

Do I need any insurance?

YES : travel insurance is mandatory, which should cover any medical expenses you might have for whatever reason.