International orientation | Mount Allison

Get a head start on your time at MtA

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2021

Come early. Make friends. Meet staff and faculty. Learn everything you need to know to get ready for life at Mount A.

International Orientation (IO) gives international students the opportunity to get settled on campus before University Orientation begins.


Day trip to Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé during International Orientation
Why attend International Orientation?

You will:

  • meet fellow peers from all over the world and learn what to expect while living and studying at Mount A
  • have a chance explore campus and to discover what Mount Allison and the friendly town of Sackville have to offer
  • take part in information sessions, out-of-town trips, and social activities that provide opportunities to meet University staff and community members, and to make friends with other first-year students

During this time the International student advisor, along with international and Canadian student facilitators, familiarize students with academic and social aspects of life at Mount Allison and in Sackville.

Register for International Orientation 2021

To register, submit the International Orientation registration form.

The sooner you register, the sooner you can start connecting with other new international students and IO leaders! If your information changes after you complete your registration, email the International Centre with your updates at

» Full IO 2021 Schedule — Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (pdf)

For students living in residence — important dates
2021 dates arrival information
August 13-14 Students arriving from outside Canada should plan to arrive at the Moncton International Airport (YQM) on Aug. 13-14 to allow for sufficient time for self-isolation (if required). Airport pick up will be provided.
August 29 Students arriving from within Canada and students who have completed their self-isolation elsewhere (if required), should plan to arrive on Aug. 29.
Health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19

For the latest information on Mount Allison's vaccination requirements, mask-wearing, physical distancing, and cleaning and sanitizing, visit campus updates.

Important note: many events during Orientation may require you to wear a mask. Please come prepared and have a mask with you. Further details will be available via the 2021 Orientation App.

Message from the International Orientation (IO) Chair


Message from the International Orientation (IO) Chair
Pushkaraj Jadhav

Hello soon-to-be Mounties! My name is Pushkaraj, I’m from Pune, India, and going into my fourth year of studies in Commerce and Computer Science. I’m thrilled to be your IO Chair this year, and to have the opportunity to facilitate your transition into university life.

I’m glad to have on my team a cohort of upper year students from various countries and cultural backgrounds. We were all in the same positions as you were, not too long ago, and are dedicated to making your first experiences at Mount Allison and Sackville special and memorable.

Along with coming to university for the very first time, we know that many of you are also coming to Canada for the first time. We’re here to answer all your questions and dispel all the doubts you may have coming to a new country for the first time. Your orientation itself will be a fun week of activities to get you confident about university life.

We will have lots of summer sessions pre-orientation, so stay tuned for those! Until then, have a wonderful summer, and stay safe!

Check out MtA's International Centre Instagram
for more IO facilitator bios!

Programs and services

For international students

The International Centre provides programs and services for international students to thrive during their time at Mount Allison.

For new students

Get started on your Mount Allison experience! Our staff and students are here to support you every step of the way.