Your built-in support system

Group of interntional students at Crabtree AuditoriumArriving in a new country can be challenging. Add classes, exams, and a foreign language to the mix and you might feel completely overwhelmed. But don't worry, at Mount Allison, you'll never feel like you're on your own.

We provide a full range of academic supports to help you:

  • adapt to your new environment
  • reduce your stress
  • manage your workload

Supporting you on your academic journey

Here are just a few of the academic supports we offer at Mount Allison:

International student advisor
Focused on helping international students make a successful adjustment to academic and social life at Mount Allison, the international student advisor co-ordinates International Orientation, the international mentorship program, cross-cultural awareness on campus, and much more! For inquires, contact

Academic counselling
Whether you need help developing time-management skills or finding a tutor, our one-on-one academic counselling sessions will make sure you're on the road to success. To find out more, see academic counselling.

Academic skills workshop
If you work better in a group, consider taking one of our 4-session workshops and learn skills like essay planning and final exam preparation. To find out more, see academic skills workshops.

ESL/EAL writing tutors
Need help with your academic writing? Our Writing Centre tutors are on-hand to help you with everything from initial research to final editing. To find out more, see ESL/EAL writing tutors.

Final exam accommodations
If you're a first-year international student, you might be eligible to use a dictionary or take extra time during your exams. To find out more, see final exam accommodations.

Academic success program
If we notice that your grades are slipping, we'll make sure you get the tools you need to succeed. Our academic success program is designed to help students whose GPA drops to 1.5 or lower. To find out more, see academic success program.

For more information on any of these programs, see the academic support services section of Mount Allison's International Centre website.