International exchange programs | Mount Allison

Our study abroad and exchange partners are located around the globe.

As a Mount Allison student on exchange at one of our officially-recognized partner institutions, you will remain enrolled and pay tuition at Mount Allison and earn credit towards your degree while on exchange.

In return, Mount Allison agrees to receive a student from the same partner institution. Over time, the total number of students exchanged between the two institutions should be equal.

Student exchanges vary in length, including:

  • for an academic year
  • for a semester
  • during summer months

The time of year and length available are listed under each exchange.

To apply, visit how to apply for an exchange.


Our exchange programs

Students are encouraged to begin researching their study abroad and exchange options as early as first year. Discover the many reasons to do an exchange!

Knowing what you're looking for in a study abroad or exchange experience will help you to determine which programs represent the best fit for you personally and academically.

Explore the list of exchanges to learn more about our partner universities:

Australia

University of Newcastle

 

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Location

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

2 campuses:

  • Callaghan
  • Ourimbah
Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Feb.-June
  • Semester B: July-Nov.
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Academic focus
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Drama Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pyschology
  • Sociology
  • Women and Gender Studies
Credit details
  • 10 units per course  / 40 units per semester*
  • MtA students on exchange at the University of Newcastle should take 4 courses (4 x 10 units = 40 units) and will receive 15 transfer credits to Mount Allison
Number of students

30,000+

financial information  
Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)
  • Shared: $160 AUD/week
  • Single: $180-$340 AUD/week
Transportation
  • From Halifax $2,500-3,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: SYD
Visa

$535 AUD (TU575 Student Non-Award Sector VAC1 Visa)

Insurance

Mandatory Australian insurance (approx. $220 AUD/semester)   

 

Accommodations

UoN offers a range of on-campus accommodation at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses. For more information about living on campus, including different residential colleges, costs, how to apply, virtual tours of different room types, etc., click on the adjacent Accommodation link.

UoN endeavours to give an equal opportunity to all accommodation candidates and for this reason utilises a 'first-in-best-dressed' policy. Due to limited on-campus housing it is strongly recommended that students apply early and also consider researching off campus housing options. Applying early does not guarantee acceptance.

Visa information

To study in Australia, non-Australians will require a student visa. Once you have been accepted to study at the University of Newcastle, you will be issued by e-mail an electronic Confirmation of enrolment (eCOE). Use this eCOE to apply for the TU575 Student Non-Award Sector VAC1 Visa. Contact the nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission for more information. 

For applicants in Canada, contact:

Australian High Commission
50 O'Connor Street, Suite #710 
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6L2
Tel. (613) 216-7603
www.canada.embassy.gov.au/otwa/home.html

University of Tasmania

 

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Location

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Feb.-June
  • Semester B: July-November
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.utas.edu.au/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Academic focus
  • Environmental Science
  • Antarctic Science
  • Marine Science
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Aquaculture
  • Plant Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Zoology
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Languages
  • History
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Finance
Credit details
  • 1 course = 1 unit / 1 unit = 7.5 credits
  • Max. 30 credits per semester
Number of students

26,750

financial information  
Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)
  • Shared: $150 AUD/week
  • Single: $180-$250 AUD/week
Transportation
  • From Halifax $3,500 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: HBA
Visa

$535 AUD (TU575 Student Non-Award Sector VAC1 Visa)

Insurance

Mandatory Australian insurance (approx. $220 AUD/semester)   

 

Accommodations

UTAS Accommodation Services manages on-campus student residences in three locations at the Sandy Bay Campus: Christ College, John Fisher College, and University Apartments.

For more information about each of these housing options, click on the Accommodation link in the side menu. For application info, visit UTAS' Accommodation Services website.

Visa information

To study in Australia, non-Australians will require a student visa. Once you have been accepted to study at the University of Newcastle, you will be issued by e-mail an electronic Confirmation of enrolment (eCOE). Use this eCOE to apply for the TU575 Student Non-Award Sector VAC1 Visa. 

Contact the nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission for more information. 

For applicants in Canada, contact:

Australian High Commission
50 O'Connor Street, Suite #710 
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6L2
Tel. (613) 216-7603
www.canada.embassy.gov.au/otwa/home.html  

 


Bahamas

University of Bahamas

 

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Location

Nassau, Bahamas

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Fall semester: mid Aug.-late Nov.
  • Spring semester: early Jan.-late April
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.ub.edu.bs/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Discipline focus
  • Biology
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Music
  • Spanish
Credit details

3 credit units per course /  12-18 credit units per semester

Number of students

4,600

financial information  
Currency

Bahamian Dollar

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

On-campus housing is not available for exchange students currently. Off-campus housing can be arranged through the Department of Housing and Residence Life office. 

Visa

$110 BSD for a multiple entry visa. A visa application must be submitted to the High Commission of the Bahamas in Ottawa.

Insurance

MASU or Guard.Me insurance required.

 


Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

 

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Location

Valparaíso, Chile

Exchange duration

One semester or summer

  • Fall semester: mid July-late Nov.
  • Spring semester: early Jan.-late April
  • Summer program: mid May-mid June & late June-late July
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.pucv.cl/

Academics  
Language requirements
  • Advanced Spanish (SPAN 3101) for exchange or the equivalent proficiency
  • Introductory Spanish (SPAN 1101) for summer program
Academic focus
  • Commerce
  • History
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Spanish/Hispanic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Music
Details

Exchange: minimum Advanced Spanish required, as all courses will be taught in Spanish.

Internship

An internship is available in Valparaíso for students on exchange at PUCV.

Number of students

13,500

financial information  
Currency

Chilean peso

Tuition
  • One-term exchange: paid directly to Mount Allison
  • Summer language program: $2,800
Accommodations
  • One-term exchange: $4,100
  • Summer program: $1,500
Transportation
  • $1,500-2,000 CAD round-trip from Halifax
  • Nearest int'l airport: SCL
Visa

A visa is required.

Insurance

MASU or individual private insurance is required ($200-$400 CAN per semester)

 

Accommodations

Home-stay placements are provided for students studying at PUCV. Students living in home-stay will have their own room and are provided three meals per day. Arrangements for private accommodation can be made if necessary. 

Visa information

It is recommended that exchange students apply for the study visa at least two months prior to the start of their exchange.

SUMMER PROGRAM

A language and culture program is available through PUCV in the summer for those who wish to study Spanish in Chile. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. This program is not considered an exchange, therefore tuition is paid to PUCV for participation in their language and culture program.

Program dates: There are two available sessions, the first is from mid May to mid June, and the second is from late June to late July


China

City University of Hong Kong

 

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Location

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Exchange duration

1 term

  • Semester A: Sept.-Dec.
  • Semester B: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.cityu.edu.hk

Academics  
Language requirements
  • None
   
Academic focus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Asian & International Studies
  • History
  • Politics
  • Chinese Culture & Civilization,
  • English Literature
  • Multi-Media & Graphic Design
Exclusions
  • College of Business (City U)
Credit details
  • 3 credit units per course
  • 12-18 credit units per semester
Course catalogue
Number of students
  • 20,000
Financial information  
Currency
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Tuition
  • Paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (one term)
  • Double room: 6,600 HKD
  • Single room: 11,700 HKD
Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,000 CAD
  • Nearest int'l airport: HKG
Visa
  • 450 HKD
  • To be arranged by student, with City U's assistance
Insurance
  • MASU or private coverage required

 

Accommodations

City University provides on-campus accommodation but space is limited. Students are advised to apply promptly according to the dates and procedures listed on City U's Student Residence Office website.

Students who are unsuccessful in securing on-campus accommodation should contact the Student Residence Office for assistance in finding off-campus accommodation.

Visa information

Any non-residents of Hong Kong who intend to pursue studies in Hong Kong must obtain an entry visa/permit for study as issued by the Immigration Department PRIOR to entering Hong Kong.

It normally takes six weeks or longer to process a student visa application. You are advised to apply well in advance to ensure that your visa is issued before the start of your exchange study.

Please contact City U's Mainland & External Affairs Office for assistance with your immigration paperwork.

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Each year, one student from Mount Allison will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Location

Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Exchange duration

1 term

  • Semester A: end of Aug.-Dec.
  • Semester B: early Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/

Academics  
Language requirements
  • None
Academic Focus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Japanese Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Exclusions
  • College of Business (City U)
Credit details
  • 3 credit units per course
  • 15 credit units per semester
Course catalogue  
Number of students
  • 20,000
financial information  
Currency
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Tuition
  • Paid directly to Mount Allison
Scholarship
  • $5,000 scholarship for a Mount Allison student
Accommodation (one term)
  • Double room: 6,400 HKD
    (approx. $1,050 CAD)
Meals (one term) at Wu Yee Sun College dorm
  • 26,000 HKD (approx. $4,300 CAD)
Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: HKG
Visa
  • 450 HKD
  • All students are required to apply for student visa through the Office of Academic Links before going to Hong Kong
Insurance
  • MASU or private coverage required

 

Accommodations

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the only university in Hong Kong with a college system.

There are nine Colleges and each undergraduate student is affiliated with one of the Colleges which offers accommodation, informal learning and academic and cultural immersion to students.

All students are initially admitted to an academic program but then must also be part of a College.

One exchange student from Mount Allison each year will live and be part of Wu Yee Sun College "The Sunny College".

The Colleges mission is to support "Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Responsibility".

The College creates an intimate and dynamic learn atmosphere and students will develop the drive for social entrepreneurship, a passion for creativity and innovation, and acumen in pursuing new project and ideas, not just for personal gain but for the common good.

There are 302 twin rooms that accommodate 604 students.

The nominated exchange student from Mount Allison will live in a twin room and have a roommate. 

Visa information

Any non-residents of Hong Kong who intend to pursue studies in Hong Kong must obtain an entry visa/permit for study as issued by the Immigration Department PRIOR to entering Hong Kong.

Fudan University

 

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Location

Shanghai, China

Exchange duration

Summer or one semester

  • Summer: June-July
  • Semester A: Sept-Jan.
  • Semester B: Feb.-July
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.fudan.edu.cn

Academics  
Language requirements
  • None
Faculty focus
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Commerce
Academic focus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • History
  • Commerce
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
Exclusions
  • College of Business (City U)
Credit details
  • 3 credit (avg) per course
  • 12-15 credit units per semester
Exclusions
  • MBA courses
  • law courses
  • medical courses
Number of students
  • 26,000
financial information  
Currency
  • Chinese Yuan (RMB)
Tuition
  • Paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (one term)
  • Single: 80 RMB/Day
  • Double: 55 RMB/Day
  • + Utilities: 400-500 RMB/month
  • + Deposit: 800 RMB
Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,300-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: PVG
Visa
  • 135-175 RMB (acc. to nationality, arranged by student)
Insurance
  • 300 RMB (per semester) for compulsory Fundan insurance

 

Accommodations

Fudan provides on-campus accommodation but space is limited. Students are advised to apply promptly according to the dates and procedures listed on and in connection with Fudan's Foreign Student Dormitory page.

Students who are unsuccessful in securing on-campus accommodation should contact Fudan's International Students Office for assistance. Additional off-campus options available through Tohee International Student Village.

Visa information

Visit the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre to determine the type and cost of the visa you require.

Mount Allison students ordinarily apply for a visa through the Visa Centre at the Consulate General of China in Montreal (CGCM). The CGCM is responsible for all applications from New Brunswick. Contact the Consulate directly if you intend to apply at/through a different visa centre.


Denmark

University of Southern Denmark

This exchange is ideal for MtA students taking a BComm or BA in International Relations, English, Economics, Commerce or Sociology.

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Location

5 campuses:

  • Odense
  • Kolding
  • Esbjerg
  • Sonderberg
  • Slagelse
Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Sept.-mid-Dec.
  • Semester B: Feb.-mid-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.sdu.dk/

Academics  
Language requirements
  • None
Academic Focus
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • European Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
Note
  • Many English courses at USD are Master's level courses and exchange students are required to have a minimum of three years of undergraduate work completed in order to be permitted to take these courses
Credit details
  • Each course is either worth 5 or 10 (ECTS) credits.
  • A full course load = 30 ECTS credits (the equivalent to a full time MTA course load of 15 credits)
  • MtA students at Southern Denmark should be enrolled in 6 courses that are worth 5 ECTS credits each, or 3 courses that are worth 10 ECTS credits, or a combination of courses that amount to 30 ECTS credits
Number of students
  • 19,000
financial information  
Currency
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
Tuition
  • Paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (one term)
  • 1,900-2,600 DKK (253-347 Euro) per month
Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,300-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: CPH
Visa
  • 1,700 DKK (288 Euro)
Insurance
  • MASU or independent private insurance required

 

Accommodations

All five campuses guarantee accommodation for students from partner universities if they have received a complete application by the application deadline.

Visa information

Any student studying for more than three months in Denmark must apply for a residence permit. Canadian citizens must apply for a residence permit through the Danish Embassy or Consulate in Canada at least three months before the semester starts.


Ecuador

Universidad de San Fransisco de Quito

 

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Location

Cumbaya, Quito, Ecuador

  • Cumbaya Campus
  • Galapagos Semester Program
Exchange duration

One semester

  • Fall term: Aug.-Dec.
  • Spring term: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.usfq.edu.ec/es

Academics  
Language requirements
  • Cumbaya semester: minimum SPAN 2111
  • Galapagos semester: minimum SPAN 1111
Subjects/academic focus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics,
  • Psychology
  • Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Credit information

3 credit units per course/15 credit units per semester

Number of students

9,000

financial information  
Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

Homestay option recommended. Cost varies depending on length of stay. Breakfast and dinner are normally provided during homestay. Lunch is normally eaten on campus at the cafeteria or at a local resaurant near campus.

Transportation
  • From Toronto $1,500-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: UIO
Insurance

Guard.Me insurance required.

 

Galapagos Semester Program

Fall term: Aug.-Dec.
Spring term: Jan.-May

Students select courses from one of four Academic Tracks in the biological and social sciences:

(1) Evolution, Ecology and Conservation

(2) Marine Ecology

(3) People, Politics and the Environment

(4) Sustainable Tourism

Each academic track consists of five intensive 3-credit courses taught in 3-week modules.

The first module takes place at USFQ’s main campus in Cumbayá valley, located just outside of Quito, followed by three modules that will take place in San Cristobal Island, Galápagos and then come back to the mainland where they will have an excursion to Tiputini research station in the Amazon Basin.

All courses are taught in English. Please note courses are subject to change.

Students can take up to two courses from different tracks, assuming they meet any necessary prerequisites and spaces are available (see Academic Tracks).

Students in all tracks also take a required Spanish conversation class (1 credit).

Volunteer placements (non-credit) in San Cristobal are also available to interested students.

Program highlights:

  • Personalized, small classroom settings
  • State of the art teaching, research and laboratory facilities
  • Hands-on classes and field trips
  • Visits to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuadorian highlands, a cloud forest.
  • Free Spanish lessons
  • Experiencing Ecuadorian culture and the opportunity to live in one of the most unique and amazing places on earth, the Galapagos Islands.
  • Cruise and tour of the Galapagos Islands
  • Ph.D. trained professors with vast teaching, research and field experience​

France

Université de Strasbourg

The Strasbourg Program offers a group of students the opportunity to spend a semester or year of study at the Institut International d'études Françaises (IIEF) at the Université de Strasbourg.

The program consists of courses in French language, plus electives in such subjects as history, art history, linguistics, political science, literature, and French and Francophone culture as well as recent additions in areas such as computer gaming and computer programming.

Mount Allison is allocated fifteen spots in the program per year. 

The number of places may be increased by agreement with the IIEF. There are full-year or one-semester options available.

Coursework completed through this program may be applied to students' degree requirements for their major, minor or honours.

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Location

Strasbourg, France

Exchange duration

One semester or one year

  • Semester 1: mid-Sept.-Dec.
  • Semester 2: Jan.-May
Application deadline

January 22, 2021

Partner exchange site

http://iief.unistra.fr/

Academics  
Language requirements

French (intermediate proficiency strongly recommended)

Program structure

The language program comprises SIX levels, from beginner to advanced:

  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES A1
  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES A2
  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES B1
  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES B2
  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES C1
  • LE DIPLÔME D'UNIVERSITÉ D'ÉTUDES FRANÇAISES C2

For successful completion of any of these levels, a diploma is awarded by the Institut.  Students who have successfully completed FREN 2401/2501 will normally be placed at B2 or C1 levels.

In addition to the language program requirements, students are expected to complete optional courses/electives. Current option courses include: "La gastronomie française," "Le rire et l'humour," "Le français des sciences," and "Le monde du travail."

Students with advanced French proficiency, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and who are interested in obtaining transfer credits in Economics, International Relations, Political Science and/or Sociology may apply to complete a term at the Sciences Po Strasbourg otherwise known as the Institut D'Etudes Politiques.  Ideally, students interested in this option would spend the fall term in the Strasbourg program at the IIEF and the winter term at the Sciences Po Strasbourg (IEP). Additional options taught in English are offered in the Département d'Études Anglophones.

Credit details
  • All students will take a placement test in Strasbourg a week before the term begins. Test results will determine the program level at which they are placed. On successful year-end completion of the Diplôme Supérieur examinations plus option courses as specified above, students will be awarded thirty credits at the 2000/3000 level by Mount Allison. Credits are recorded on the Mount Allison transcript in the same way as transfer credits: they are designated as CR, with no indication of mark received.
  • Students who successfully complete the B1/B2 (intermediate) examinations plus optional courses will be granted thirty transfer credits at the 3000 level provided that the overall standing on the examinations is "Assez Bien."
  • Additional coursework completed outside of the Institut can be transferred back to Mount Allison University.

Costs

University fees: Mount Allison tuition fees for the current academic year plus annual student fee.

Housing: in residence: housing in the university-affiliated residence is the least expensive: $280 per month in university residences, and about $480 in non-university residences.

*Note — Housing rebates are available to students, and vary according to the official rent charged for accommodation. These rebates will lower the cost of accommodation.

Food: In university restaurants, lunch and dinner cost approximately $4 per meal. There is no fixed meal plan; students can pay as they go. Students cooking for themselves should expect to spend about $75 per week on food. (All students can use university restaurants, whether or not they live in residence.)

Airfare: Costs vary depending on point of departure and type of ticket, but an open-return ticket, valid for one year, will cost approximately $1,200-$1,300 (CAD).

Airline regulations regarding availability of certain types of tickets are subject to change without notice, as are prices; a reliable travel agent is the best source of information.

Nearest international airport: SXB

 

How to apply

Please complete the Strasbourg program application form.

  • A current unofficial transcript will be reviewed as part of the application process. Students do not need to supply an official transcript.
  • Each applicant will be interviewed  as part of the application process. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as the application deadline has passed.
  • applicants will be required to write the Mount Allison University French Placement Test once they confirm their acceptance.   Please note however the Mount Allison placement test does not replace or duplicate the placement tests administered at the start of the academic year in Strasbourg which are obligatory for all students entering the IIEF.

Please note that students from other universities must apply as a visiting student to Mount Allison in order to participate in the program.

If you are a non-MtA student you are required to do the following:

  • complete a visiting student application for Mount Allison University. The $50 application fee is waived. Please note: you must indicate you are applying as a visiting student to the Strasbourg program so that this fee can be waived. 
  • fill out a Letter of Permission through your home university and then submit a copy of your transfer credit evaluation form to provide proof of transfer credits toward your degree

In the event that there are more applications than spaces available, acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

1) eligibility and priority as indicated in the Eligibility Section above.

2) ranking according to academic standing at the time of application, and date of submission of application.

 

Acceptance

Admission to the program is at the discretion of the International Centre, and if needed, in consultation with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Notification of acceptance will be made as soon as possible after interviews

Sciences Po Strasbourg, Institut D'Études Politiques

 

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Location

Strasbourg, France

Exchange duration

One semester or a full year

  • Semester A: mid-Sept.-Dec.
  • Semester B: Jan.-late May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.sciencespo-strasbourg.fr/

Academics  
Language requirements

Advanced French proficiency or francophone

Discipline focus
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Credit details

30 ECTS credits per term = 15 MtA credits

financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition
  • Mount Allison tuition fees
  • Student fees paid to the IEP
Accommodations

In residence: housing in the university-affiliated residence is the least expensive: $280 per month in university residences, and about $480 in non-university residences.

*Note — Housing rebates are available to students, and vary according to the official rent charged for accommodation. These rebates will lower the cost of accommodation.

Transportation

Costs vary depending on point of departure and type of ticket, but an open-return ticket, valid for one year, will cost approximately $1,200-$1,300.

Airline regulations regarding availability of certain types of tickets are subject to change without notice, as are prices; a reliable travel agent is the best source of information.

Food

In university restaurants, lunch and dinner cost approximately $4 per meal. There is no fixed meal plan; students can pay as they go. Students cooking for themselves should expect to spend about $75 per week on food. (All students can use university restaurants, whether or not they live in residence.)

 

Eligibility

Students must have advanced French proficiency or be Francophone to apply for this exchange. 

In addition, a student must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of application. 

To apply, students have two options: 

  • apply directly to this program for full entry for either one term or the full academic year 
  • a student who has advanced French proficiency can choose to spend the fall term on the "Strasbourg Program" and then spend the winter term at the Institut D'Etudes Politiques (IEP)

Accommodations

Currently, six places are reserved in a university-affiliated residence for Mount Allison students. A number of additional spaces are available in an all-female residence plus a number of other spaces in a private mixed residence.

Visa information

Canadian citizens who plan to stay in France longer than 90 days must apply for a visa before they go to France. They are required to present their visa application in person at the nearest consulate to them.

The nearest consulate to Mount Allison University is in Montreal and the address is:

Consulat général de France à Montréal
Service des visas
1501, rue McGill College — suite 1000
Montreal, QC H3A 3M8

Students must present their application in person because biometrics are collected on-site.  Application processing times are between two and three weeks. The visa is free. Originals documents which are not photocopied will not be returned.

For more information, visit the Consulat General of France in Montreal

Université Angers

 

quick facts  
Location

Angers, France

Exchange duration

1-2 semesters + internship

  • Semester A: Sept.-Jan.
  • Semester B: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.univ-angers.fr/

Academics  
Language requirements

Advanced French

Academics
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Internship details

Following the exchange semester, students may be placed in an internship in a related field if eligible and interested

Number of students

23,000

financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

$400 per month in university residence

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: NTE
Visa

Students require a visa if they are staying in France longer that three month.

Insurance

MASU or independent private insurance required ($200-400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Residence is available for exchange students, but placements are subject to availability. Residence rooms have a private bathroom and students in residence will have access to a communal kitchen. All residence rooms come furnished. 

If you apply but cannot get a room in one of the university halls of residence, a list of youth hostels or homes will be sent to you by email. 

Finally, if you prefer to rent private accommodation, contact the C.L.O.U.S. (Local Centre for School and University Services), and they will help you find suitable accommodation.
Tel : 02 30 06 02 49
www.crous-nantes.fr

Visa information

Canadian citizens who plan to stay in France longer than 90 days must apply for a visa before they go to France.

They are required to send their visa application by mail, in an express post envelope, to the following address: 

Consulat général de France à Montréal 
Service des visas 
1501, rue McGill College – suite 1000 
Montreal, QC  H3A 3M8  

A pre-paid Xpresspost envelope (size 241x318mm) must be included with your application to return your passport and visa. Envelopes from courier services like Purolator, Fedex, and UPS are not accepted.  

Application processing times are between two and three weeks. The visa is free. Originals documents which are not photocopied will not be returned.


Germany

Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen

 

quick facts  
Location

Tübingen, Germany

Exchange duration

One semester or one year

  • Semester A: mid-Oct.-Feb.
  • Semester B: mid-April-July
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://uni-tuebingen.de/

Academics  
Language requirements

Advanced German

Academics
  • Theology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Protohistory and Medieval Archaeology
  • Early Prehistory and Quarternary Ecology
  • Art History
  • Musicology
  • Comparative Studies of Religions
  • Asian Oriental Sciences
  • Ethnology
  • Asian Oriental Sciences
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science
  • Business Administration
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Informatics
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy and Biochemistry
  • Psychology
Exclusions
  • Media studies
  • Medicine
  • Law
Credit details
  • 6-15 ECTS credits per course
  • 30 ECTS credits per semester
Number of students
  • 28,000
financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

270 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,300-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: STR
Visa

All persons who wish to study at a university in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit.

Insurance

64 Euros per month (mandatory)

 

Accommodations

Accommodation is administered by the Studentenwerk (Student Services Organization, it is not affiliated with the University.) Students apply for housing online.

Contracts are available for the duration of a whole semester only. There is a 400 Euro deposit due upon arrival. Students can stay in their rooms until the end of their contract. Dorms are open year-round and students do not have to move out during breaks.

Visa information

There are two German Foreign Missions in Canada that accept residence permit applications from Canadian residents. You must submit your application only in person at the German consulate in Toronto or German Consulate in Vancouver.

Upon submission of all required documents, the residence permit application will be forwarded to the competent German Aliens Authority. Student visa applications take four to eight weeks to be processed.

After the application has been approved by the Aliens Authority, the German Foreign Mission will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa with the duration for the first three months. A final residence permit for the whole duration of studies will be granted in Germany by the Aliens Authority. The Aliens Authority requires all residence permit holders to register upon their first arrival.

Nordakademie

This exchange is ideal for MtA students taking a BComm or BA in Commerce. 

quick facts  
Location

Elmshorn, Germany

Exchange duration

One term (fall only)

  • July-December
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.nordakademie.de/

Academics  
Language requirements

None for International Business

Subjects

International Business

Notes
  • The International Business program is offered in English
  • The Business Administration program is offered in English and German
  • For students with advanced Germany proficiency, Business Information Technology and Applied Computer Science programs are also available at the undergraduate level
Credit details
  • Courses range in ECTS value
  • Typically courses are worth 6 ECTS credits (= 3 MtA credits)
  • A full course load per term = 30 ECTS credits (the equivalent to a full time MtA course load of 15 credits)
Number of students
  • 2,000
financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

1,300-1,500 Euros

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,300-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: HAM
Visa

n/a

Insurance

Guard.Me insurance required for all exchange students.

 

Accommodations

There are 60 single rooms on-campus. All rooms have an ensuite shower and Wifi and are furnished with a bed, desk, beside table and wardrobe. Off-campus accommodation is also available in the local area.

Visa information

Any student studying for more than three months in Germany must apply for a residence permit upon arrival.

Philipps Universitat Marburg

 

quick facts  
Location

Marburg, Germany

Exchange duration

Summer, 1 or 2 semesters

  • Semester A: late Aug.-Dec./Jan.
  • Semester B: end of Feb.-mid-June
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.uni-marburg.de/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Academic courses offered in English
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Studies
  • Geography
  • Linguistics and Language Technologies
  • Media Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • Web Technologies and the New Media  
Academic courses offered in German
  • Business Administration and Economics
  • Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Protestant Theology
  • Psychology
  • History and Cultural Studies
  • German Studies and History of the Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Cultures
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Education
Program details

There are two study program options for exchange students to choose from: (1) Regular Program and (2) International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP)

  1. The Regular Program requires students to have advanced German language ability. Students in this program can take regular courses at Marburg University offered in German.
  2. IUSP is for students who wish to study in English. Students in this program are required to take a German language course, a German history and culture course, and three electives of their choosing. No prior knowledge of German is necessary for the IUSP program. 
Credit details

30-35 ECTS credits per semester

Number of students

25,000

financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

250-300 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,200-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: FRA
Visa
  • 100 Euros
  • If you are a Canadian citizen students can enter Germany as a tourist with their passport. The tourist visa is valid for 90 days. After arrival in Marburg this will be changed to a student visa. This involves a 100 Euro fee. Students from other countries should check with the German embassy or consulate in their home country.
Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($150-300 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Single rooms in student dormitories are provided for students studying in the IUSP program and is included in the program fee (minus tuition).

Visa information

There are two German Foreign Missions in Canada that accept residence permit applications from Canadian residents. You must submit your application only in person at the German consulate in Toronto or German Consulate in Vancouver.

Upon submission of all required documents, the residence permit application will be forwarded to the competent German Aliens Authority. Student visa applications take four to eight weeks to be processed.

After the application has been approved by the Aliens Authority, the German Foreign Mission will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa with the duration for the first three months. A final residence permit for the whole duration of studies will be granted in Germany by the Aliens Authority. The Aliens Authority requires all residence permit holders to register upon their first arrival.

 

SUMMER PROGRAM

Program info: study history, politics, sociology, and culture all in the context of Germany and Europe. German language classes also available. Pre-knowledge of German not necessary.

Credit details: Gain 6 MtA credits — 3 in German language and 3 in the subject of your chosen seminar.

Cost: Tuition paid to Mount Allison for 6 credits. Program fee waived for nominated Mount Allison applicants, includes accommodation, meal subsidy, breakfast, Marburg public transportation pass, trips and activities.


India

Summer Studies in India

 

quick facts  
Location

Mysore, India
Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies

Exchange duration
  • 4-week summer program
  • Optional internship (10-12 weeks following program)
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.viis.in/

The Summer Studies in India Program offers students a unique opportunity for personal growth and academic discovery through a faculty-led, 4-week program delivered in partnership with the Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS).

Located in the southern city of Mysore (Karnataka), VIIS aims to connect students with Indian history, culture and contemporary issues through class work, discussion, field trips, and an array of extracurricular pursuits.

Six credits are available for coursework completed in Indian culture and sustainable development.

Students from other Canadian universities are all welcome to apply. Applicants can choose to complete a 10-12 week internship after the program ends at one of the local SVYM projects located in the Karnataka region.

Funding is available for Mount Allison University students for both the program itself and the completion of an internship. 

 

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects

There are two core courses offered:

  • Indian Culture and Civilization
  • Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development
Credit details
  • Students will earn six (6) academic credits through this program.
  • The core courses that students take at VIIS will appear on their Mount Allison transcripts according to their original VIIS course titles. Each course has been assessed at the 3000-level.
  • It is important to note that courses taken on the Summer Studies in India program will show up on students transcript as the title of the course taken at VIIS. They will not show up as direct course equivalents or substitutes.
  • Students who wish to use these courses towards degree requirements of a major or minor should consult their faculty advisor and ask that a note be appended to their degree audit form that will confirm that one or several of the courses taken on the program will fulfill the necessary degree requirement.
financial information  
Tuition

Tuition for the Summer Studies in India program is calculated on a per course basis.

Students pay for two courses (6 credits in total).

Please consult the Registrar's Office website for per-course tuition rates for New Brunswick, Canadian and international students. 

Program fees

The approximate total program fee cost of the program is $6,200* (CDN). 

This fee includes airfare to and from India, room and board (3 meals a day), materials, and field trip costs.

Exact figures will be available in February once we have better sense of how many students will be going, and what the costs in India will be.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition and the program fee, students are responsible for the $175 Study Abroad and Exchange Fee, the Indian visa costs, immunizations, or personal/incidental expenses.

Refund policy

Students are required to confirm their acceptance by the end of February.  

Students confirm by paying a $175 non-refundable Study Abroad and Exchange Fee and the $2,000 confirmation deposit.

A second installment will be required by the end of March. 

The remainder of the program fees must be paid by the end of April.

If you withdraw from the program after the first installment payment, you will receive the refundable portion of your airfare charge only. If you withdraw after the second installment payment you will receive the refundable portion of your airfare and insurance charges and 50 per cent of the meals and accommodation charges in India. There will be no refund on other program fees (including tuition).

 

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

The Summer Studies in India Program takes place over four and a half weeks from early May until early June.

 Eligibility requirements:

  • Ideally, students who have completed two years of undergraduate study and have a particular academic interest in Indian Studies
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • must have a valid passport with at least six (6) months remaining after the end of the Summer Studies in India program  

Selection will be based on the merit of the student's application and suitability in the program. 

If you are a non-MtA student and have been conditionally accepted to the program, you will be required to do the following:

  • Complete a visiting student application for Mount Allison University. The $50 application fee is waived for students who are participating in the Summer Studies in India program. Please note: you must indicate you are applying as a visiting student to the Summer Studies in India program so that this fee can be waived. Applications should be sent electronically to studyabroad@mta.ca
  • Send an official transcript from your home university to Mount Allison University.    Transcripts should be sent to the International Centre at 62 York St., Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 1E2. 
  • Fill out a Letter of Permission (LOP) through your home university and then submit a copy of your transfer credit evaluation form to provide proof of transfer credits toward your degree.  

Accommodations

Students will stay at a VIIS-owned and managed residence which features double rooms and attached bathrooms. Wireless internet access is available in each room. Since the institute also runs Masters' programs for Indian students interested in working in non-governmental organizations, program participants will have the opportunity to interact with engaged, socially aware Indians from all parts of the country.

Meals are vegetarian and served on campus by a VIIS-approved caterer. A range of other meal options are available within a short walk or rickshaw ride from campus.

Getting your bearings: VIIS and Mysore

VIIS is situated on a compact campus located 7km from the heart of downtown Mysore. Its facilities include a computer lab, well-equipped classrooms and residence facilities, dining and laundry facilities, and on-site security. The institute is affiliated with an excellent faculty, who will serve as instructors for courses taken as University credit.

Mysore is a city of a million people and is home to a number of universities, heritage buildings, and institutions that make it the cultural capital of the state of Karnataka. Mysore enjoys a reputation as The City of Palaces and is proud of its place as one of the historic centres of yoga study and instruction.

The moderate summer weather never exceeds 30 degrees Celsius. The city's tree-lined boulevards and nature parks offer a pleasant setting for visiting students and tourists.

Mysore is three hours by road from the state capital of Bangalore, home to the nearest international airport and the principal point of arrival for the program's participants.

Swami Vivekanada Youth Movement (SVYM) Internship Opportunities 

Applicants to the Summer Studies in India program can choose to complete a 10-12 week internship once the program ends at one of the projects through the SVYM. Applicants will indicate on their Summer Studies in India application their interest and intention to apply for an internship.  A project database will then be available at the end of January to choose an internship based on a students' interest.

Students will be notified of their internship status by the end of February. For more information about SVYM.

The cost to participate in an SYVM internship is approximately $280 US ($365 CAN) per week and includes accommodation, meals and transportation to and from the project site.

For help funding your travels, visit funding for student activities.


Italy

Archaeological Field School in Pompeii

 

quick facts  
Location

Pompeii, Italy

Exchange duration

5-week spring program

  • May - June

 

The Venus Pompeiana Project is a collaboration among the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Mount Allison University and the University of Missouri.

The aim of this research program is to investigate the Sanctuary of Venus in Pompeii and its architectural and cultural history, with special focus on the pre-Roman phase of the site and the impact that the Roman conquest of Pompeii had on its architectural forms and cultic system.

For more details, visit Pompeii Field School on the Classics website.


Republic of Ireland

University of Limerick

 

quick facts  
Location

Limerick, Ireland

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Sept.-Dec.
  • Semester B: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.ul.ie/international/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Academic Programs
  • Law and Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • International Business
  • Technology Management
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Journalism
  • European Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Applied Languages
  • Irish Language and Culture
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics 
Credit details
  • Courses at UL are called Modules. Each module is 6 credits each (ECTS).
  • MtA students at UL should take 5 modules. 30 ECTS per semester at UL is equivalent to a MtA full-time course load (15 credits)
Number of students

11,000

financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

250-500 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: SNN
Visa

Exchange students are required by the Irish Department of Justice to register with the local Gardai (Irish police). Immigration Fee is 300 Euros.

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($200-$400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Once an exchange students placement is confirmed, the International Education Division will send students an on-campus accommodation form.

A number of single rooms have been reserved for exchange students in the five student villages on campus. Campus accommodation is limited and is allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Booking forms must be accompanied by a 250 Euro booking deposit in order to reserve your accommodation. There are also several off-campus residences available for exchange students.


Japan

Kwansei Gakuin University

 

quick facts  
Location

Nishinomiya, Japan (20 min. from Osaka by train)

Exchange duration

One year

  • Fall semester: Sept.-Jan.
  • Winter semester: Feb.-March
  • Spring semester: March-Aug.
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://global.kwansei.ac.jp/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Discipline focus
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • History
  • International Relations
Credit details

3 credits (avg) per course/ 12-15 credits per semester

Program focus

There are two study tracks for exchange students to choose from:

(1) Japanese Language Track (JLT)
(2) Modern Japan Track (MJT)

JLT is for students who wish to develop their command of the Japanese language by concentrating on Japanese Language Studies. Students in the JLT can apply to be paired with KGU students as Japanese conversation partners to meet once a week for the duration of the semester. Students wishing to participate in this track must have completed both Intro to Japanese 1001 and 1011.

MJT is for students who wish to study various aspects of modern Japan. The Modern Japan Track courses are all taught in English. No previous knowledge of Japanese is required. This track offers electives in International Studies, Business and Accounting, and intro to Japanese language.

Number of students

24,000+

financial information  
Currency

Japanese Yen

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

270,000 ¥ (Homestay)

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,200 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: ITM
Visa

If you are from Atlantic Canada or are living in Atlantic Canada, exchange students must present their visa application in person at the Japanese Consulate General in Montreal.

Insurance

6,000-10,000 ¥ for mandatory insurance + MASU or private health insurance is required

 

Accommodations

The Center for International Education and Cooperation at Kwansei Gakuin University guarantees accommodations to incoming exchange students and as a basic rule, this accommodation will be in the form of a homestay.

Students are nomally provided with their own room, furnished with bedding, wardrobe, desk, chair, and heater. While living with a host family, students are provided with breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and three meals on Saturday, Sunday, and Japanese National Holidays. A limited number of dormitory spaces are available for exchange students as well.

Visa information

Mount Allison students ordinarily apply for a visa through the Consulate General of Japan at Montreal. The Consulate is responsible for all applications from New Brunswick.

Contact the Consulate directly if you intend to apply at/through a different visa centre.

For more information about the visa application process, visit the Consulate General of Japan website.

Cross-Cultural College

Cross-Cultural College (CCC) Global Career Seminar for Winter 2022 (November 2021-February 2022)- Online Exchange Opportunity. 

Exchange duration: 12 online sessions between November and January + 5 days (over MTA Winter Reading Break in February 20-24, 2022)
# of MTA students: 5
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, October 12th.
Click here for the application.   Send completed application to studyabroad@mta.ca.

Join students from Queen's University, the University of Toronto, King's University College at Western and Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) as part of a jointly-developed certificate program that focuses on contemporary issues in Japanese and business, politics and culture. The aim of the program is to educate world citizens with the multicultural understanding and communication skills to enable them to be leaders of the future.

The Cross-Cultural College (CCC) winter 2022 Global Career Seminar (GCS) begins in November 2021 and runs until February 2022 however the majority of the work occurs during the 5 days in February.

The GCS is a 3-credit course, consisting of twelve online pre-seminar sessions in November, December and January and then synchronous work is scheduled to take place between February 20-24, 2022.

For MtA students, the course will run from 8-10 pm over those five days in February. A total of 40 students will work together to analyze and solve real business issues posed by industry representatives.  Students will be assigned to groups and companies in early November.

The course is taught in English.

The companies and organizations that were involved last year (2020) were: Air Canada, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Ernst & Young LLP, Kubota Canada, Uniqlo Canada, Venture for Canada, Japan Foundation, Manulife, Toyota Canada.

There is no program fee or tuition charged for MtA students to participate in this  3-credit course provided that students are not overloading either for the fall or the winter terms. 

Students must have completed two terms (minimum 24 credits) by January 2022 to apply. 

More information can be found here

Waseda University

 

quick facts  
Location

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Exchange duration

One semester or one year

  • One term: April-July
  • One year: September-July
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.waseda.jp/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Discipline focus
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • History
  • International Relation
  • Japanese Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Political Science
Program information

SILS offers a one-year study abroad program to Mount Allison students. Exchange students can take courses with regular (four-year) SILS students in this program.

SILS offers courses on a wide range of subjects listed above. With the exception of Japanese language classes, all courses are conducted in English. Japanese language course levels range from elementary to pre-advanced.

Number of students

53,100+

financial information  
Currency

Japanese Yen

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

53,000 ¥ per month + 60,000 ¥ as an initial deposit

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,600-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: NRT
Visa

There is no cost to apply for a Japanese visa; however, you must present your visa application in person to the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate. For Mount Allison students, the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal processes visa applications, so there is the cost of getting to and from Montreal.

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($250-$500 per year)

 

Accommodations

Due to limited space in dormitories for exchange students at Waseda University, some students make their own arrangements to reside off-campus in shared houses or apartments.

For students who wish to live in Waseda University's dormitories, there are several options. Applications for Waseda University's dormitory rooms are held immediately after the announcement of acceptance in June for students who will begin their studies in September. As priorities for dormitory rooms are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, student who wish to live in the dormitories are highly recommended to apply as early as possible.

Visa information

Mount Allison students ordinarily apply for a visa through the Consulate General of Japan at Montreal. The Consulate is responsible for all applications from New Brunswick.

Contact the Consulate directly if you intend to apply at/through a different visa centre.

For more information about the visa application process, visit the Consulate General of Japan website.


Netherlands

The Hague University

 

quick facts  
Location

The Hague, Netherlands

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Sept.-late-Jan.
  • Semester B: Feb.-June
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.thehagueuniversity.com/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • European Studies & Communication Management
  • International Business and Management Studies
Exclusions
  • Facility Management
  • Sports Studies
  • Social Work
  • Academy of Health
  • Law
  • ICT & Media
Credit details
  • 3-15 ECTS credits per course / 30 ECTS credits per semester
  • In order to receive transfer credit for coursework completed, exchange students must take courses that have an ECTS credit value or 5 or higher
Number of students

21,300

financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

250-450 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,200-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: RPM
Visa

A residence permit is required.

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required

 

Accommodations

The Hague University does not provide student accommodation but they are happy to help students find a room through DUWO, a housing agency specialized in renting reasonably priced furnished rooms to international students.

Like anywhere else, room prices are dictated by size, location and facilities. Newly arrived students starting an exchange program are the first to qualify for a reserved room.

Visa information

Canadian citizens do not require a visa but they do require a residence permit to stay in Holland for more than three months.

A residence permit is applied for at the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) within three working days after your arrival in the Netherlands.  The IND will place a sticker in your passport confirming your residence status, and a note that you are/are not allowed to work and that you do/do not require a work permit to work.

After two to three weeks, you will receive a formal decision from the IND regarding your residence status.


New Zealand

University of Otago

 

quick facts  
Location

Dunedin, New Zealand

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Feb.-June
  • Semester B: July-Nov.
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.otago.ac.nz/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Discipline focus
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Botany
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Christian Thought
  • Classical Music
  • Classics
  • Commerce
  • Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film & Media Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japaneses
  • Latin American Studies
  • Maori Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Politics & Political Thought
  • Music
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Pacific Islands Studies
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Zoology
Exclusions
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Psychiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy or any other clinical course are not open to exchange students.
  • Some Otago courses such as MBA, Wildlife Management and Marine Science are restricted in admissions — see the notes in the course catalogue.
Credit details
  • 1 course = 1 'paper' / 1 paper = 18 points
  • MtA students on exchange to the University of Otago should take 4 papers (4 x 18 points = 72 points). Taking 4 papers will transfer back to Mount Allison as 15 credits.
Number of students

21,000

financial information  
Currency

New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

Shared flat, off-campus: avg. $120 NZD/week + $30 NZD/week utilities

Transportation
  • From Halifax $3,000-3,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: DUD
Visa

$225 USD (Visa) + $38 USD (processing fee)

Insurance

Mandatory NZ insurance (approx. $300 NZD/semester)       

 

Accommodations

Accommodation options (e.g. residential colleges) at the University of Otago are in high demand, particularly for the February intake (Semester 1). 

Students coming to Otago in the July intake (Semester 2) will have more options, making this possibly a better start option for students coming to Otago for one semester only.

Applications for accommodation for Semester 1 need to be made before Dec. 1. Applications for Semester 2 need to be made between Apr. 1 and June 1. A popular option among one-semester exchange students is 'flatting' or sharing an off-campus apartment with other Otago students.  More information about 'flatting' can be found on Otago's Accommodation homepage.

Insurance

The New Zealand Government requires that all international students have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. Students will sign up for StudentSafe (Otago’s recommended insurance policy) as part of the online process.

Students wishing to have an alternative insurance policy assessed must apply up to six weeks before the start of their studies at Otago. Alternative insurance policies may be accepted if they comply with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students insurance content requirements which may be found at http://www.otago.ac.nz/international/healthcare.html.

Any alternative insurance policy submitted less than six weeks prior to the start of the student’s course (as per their Offer of Place) will not be accepted for evaluation and they will automatically be enrolled in the Studentsafe-University scheme.

Visa information

All exchange students must obtain a student visa prior to their arrival in New Zealand. Students who do not hold a valid student visa and permit will not be permitted to enrol in any course at the University of Otago.

Information about visas and permits (including forms) can be found at: www.immigration.govt.nz 

For applicants in Canada, the nearest NZ visa application centre is in Washington DC: 

Visa Application Centre
1120 19th Street NW, Suite #415 
Washington, DC  20036
Tel. (202) 223-3400
Email: ttswashingtonnz@ttepl.com
Web: http://www.ttsnzvisa.com


Norway

BI Norwegian Business School

 

quick facts  
Location

Oslo, Norway

Exchange duration

One semester or 4-week summer program

  • Autumn semester: mid-Aug.-Dec.
  • Spring semester: early Jan.-June
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.bi.edu/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • International Law
  • Maritime Industry
Credit details
  • 7.5 ECTS credits per course
  • 30 ECTS credits per semester 
Number of students

18,000

financial information  
Currency

NOK (Norwegian Krone)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

2,500-7,500 NOK/month (BI cooperates with two student housing providers BSN Nydalan and SiO)

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: OSL
Visa

Residence permit required. 2,500-3,000 NOK

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required

 

Accommodations

BI Norwegian Business School assists exchange students with finding student accommodation.

To benefit from BI's assistance, nominated exchange students must fill in a pre-application for housing. Student accommodation is usually the cheapest housing option in Oslo. It is also a good way to meet other students. 

Dormitories are spread out across the city. Some are situated close to campus, others are closer to the city centre or offer direct access to the nature areas surrounding Oslo. Prices and facilities vary.

Visa information

Canadian citizens do not need an entry visa to enter Norway, but must apply for a residence permit.

Exchange students can enter Norway before their residence permit has been granted or apply when they are already in Norway.

Students are strongly advised to apply from home. Canadian citizens apply online and then book an appointment with the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate to submit your supporting documents.

After students have their appointment at the Embassy/Consulate, students need to book a new appointment with the Oslo Police District, Department of Immigration to have your picture and fingerprints taken for a Residence Card which is issued upon arrival in Norway.


South Korea

Dongguk University

 

quick facts  
Location

Seoul, South Korea

Exchange duration

One semester or one year

  • Autumn semester: Aug.-Dec.
  • Spring semester: later Feb.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

http://www.dongguk.edu/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Korean Language
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • English
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Commerce
  • Biology and Environmental Science
  • Drama
  • Art History
Credit details

3 credits (avg.) per course / 12-15 credits per semester 

Number of students

12,000 (undergraduate)

financial information  
Currency

Korean Won

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

Namsan Residence Hall (double rooms only) approximately $1,500 CAD per term

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,300-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: Incheon
Visa

https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($200-$400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Dongguk provides on-campus accommodation but space is limited. Students are advised to apply promptly according to the dates and procedures listed on and in connection with Dongguk's International Centre. 

Visa information

Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for the entry purpose of a short term visit (e.g tourism, visiting friends or relatives, attending business meetings) up to 180 days. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in commercial activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa.

Ewha Womans University
Quick Facts  
Location Seoul, South Korea
Exchange duration One semester or one year
  • Fall semester: Sep. - Dec.
  • Spring semester: Mar. - Jun
Application deadline
  • Fall application period: April 15 - May 15
  • Spring application period: Oct. 15 - Nov. 15
Partner exchange site https://www.ewha.ac.kr/ewhaen/index.do
Academics  
Language requirements None
Subjects General courses are available.
  • Restriction may apply to Art & Design, Music, ELTEC Engineering, Education, Scranton Honors Program.
  • Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy are not available.
Credit details 1 credit:15 hrs per semester/9 - 18 credits per semester
Number of students 21,515
Financial Information  
Currency Korean Won
Tuition Paid directly to Mount Allison
Accommodation (One term) I-HOUSE (On-campus dormitory)
approximately $1,400-$2,000 CAD per term
Visa https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/
Insurance MASU or private health insurance required
($200-$400 CAD per semester)
   

Accommodations

The I-House provides students an opportunity to experience various cultures with students from diverse backgrounds. The buildings are equipped with common rooms, and facilities for academic, recreational, and cultural activities. As subsidiary facilities, there are computer labs, laundry rooms, reading rooms, seminar rooms, kitchenettes, ironing rooms, a gym, lounges, and a convenience store. Internet access is available in all rooms.

Visa information

Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for the entry purpose of a short term visit (e.g tourism, visiting friends or relatives, attending business meetings) up to 180 days. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in commercial activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa.


Spain

Universidad de Extremadura

 

quick facts  
Location

Four campuses:

  • Badajoz
  • Caceres
  • Merida
  • Plasencia
Exchange duration

One semester

  • Semester A: Sept.-Feb.
  • Semester B: Feb.-June
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.unex.es/

Academics  
Language requirements

Advanced Spanish

Subjects
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Biology
  • Food Science
  • Animal Science
  • Oceanography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages and cultures
Credit details
  • 1 ECTS credit = 25 working hours (including home work, revision, tutorials / 30 ECTS credits per semester 
Number of students
  • 25,000
financial information  
Currency

Euro

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

130-150 Euros/month + utilities

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,500-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: BJZ
Visa

A visa is required. Cost is $125 CAD.

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($200-$400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Most students prefer to live in shared apartments with other students. There is a reasonable range of furnished apartments. Linen is not included.

It is recommended that exchange students overnight in a provisional accommodation while searching for a permanent one. Two or three nights is the estimated time to find a permanent accommodation.

Visa information

Canadian citizens who reside in the Maritimes will apply for their study visa at the Consulate-General of Spain in Montreal. A long-term study visa application must be completed and then dropped off in person. The application fee must be paid at the time of drop-off.

It is recommended that exchange students apply for the study visa at least two months prior to the start of their exchange.


Sweden

Mid Sweden University

 

quick facts  
Location

Two campuses:

  • Sundsvall
  • Ostersund
Exchange duration

One semester

  • Autumn term: Sept.-early Jan.
  • Spring term: late-Jan.-Jun
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.miun.se/en

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Compatible MtA programs
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Credit details
  • 6-15 ECTS credits per course/ 30 ECTS credits per semester
Number of students
  • 16,000
financial information  
Currency

Swedish Krona (SEK)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

2,800 SEK /month

  • Off-campus housing through housing organizations
Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,600-2,000 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: SDL
Visa

2,800 SEK

Insurance

Insurance required

 

Accommodations

The choice of housing varies from campus to campus, but all types of student accommodation in Sweden are generally of a high standard, and students are usually offered a furnished single room or a small (shared) flat for around SEK 2,800 per month.

As a nominated exchange student to Mid Sweden University, students can easily book a room by sending an e-mail to the proprietor of their choice through the accommodation portal on the Mid Sweden website.

Visa information

Canadian citizens must apply for a residence permit at the Swedish Embassy or Consulate in Ottawa or Vancouver. This is usually time-consuming so it is wise to apply immediately after receiving notification of results/confirmation of enrolment at Mid Sweden University.


Turkey

Bilkent University

 

quick facts  
Location

Ankara, Turkey

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Autumn semester: Sept.-Dec.
  • Spring semester: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.bilkent.edu.tr/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • Fine Arts
  • Communication and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
  • Economics
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • American Culture and Literature
  • Archaeology
  • English Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Turkish Literature
  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Physics
Credit details

6-15 ECTS credits per course/ 30 ECTS credits per semester

Number of students

13,000

financial information  
Currency

Turkish Lire (but USD and Euros are common)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

Free on-campus accommodations

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,800-2,500 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: ESB
Visa

75 Euros. All persons who wish to study at a university in Turkey are required to obtain a residence permit.

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required

 

Accommodations

Bilkent University offers free on-campus accommodation for incoming exchange students. Subject to availability, this offer is valid for double rooms at Bilkent's students dormitories.

Students are expected to file their requests before the relevant deadline. Allocations are on a first come first serve basis. Room type may differ based on availability.

Students who want to stay in a single room can book a single room paying the difference.

Bilkent strongly recommends exchange students stay in dormitories in campus, so that they can learn more about Turkish social culture. Dormitories are located within walking distance to the classrooms, laboratories, library, sport facilities, and cafeterias. Accommodation is guaranteed for exchange students upon reservation.

The dormitories at Bilkent consist of 26 buildings with various designs and features, and provide a peaceful, secure, comfortable, pleasant and hygienic atmosphere for more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds who have chosen to take advantage of the excellence in higher education offered by Bilkent University. Bilkent's special and standard dormitories, all located on the Main and East Campuses, offer single, double, triple, quadruple, and suite accommodation alternatives for students, at varying rates.

Visa information

Students will need a student visa to enter Turkey. Students should apply for the student visa at the Turkish Consulate in their home country as soon as they receive their acceptance letter. Students should make travel arrangements accordingly, allowing adequate time for their visa to be processed prior to their departure.

Students are required to apply for a residence permit in person within a month of their arrival. This permit is obtained from the Ankara Emniyet Müdürlüğü (Department of Security). The Office of Exchange Programs personnel will accompany the student when they apply for a residence permit during orientation weeks.

Application fee: 100 USD or 75 Euros.


United Kingdom

University of Kent

 

quick facts  
Location

Canterbury, Kent, England

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Fall semester: Sept.-Dec.
  • Winter semester: Jan.-April
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.kent.ac.uk/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology and Conservation
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Bioscience
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Digital Arts and Design
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature and Film
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Criminology
  • Sports Science
Credit details
  • Courses at the University of Kent are called modules. Each module is 15 credits.
  • MTA exchange students at the University of Kent should take 4 modules per semester (if each module is 15 credits), this is equivalent to a full time MTA course-load.    
Number of students
  • 19,265
financial information  
Currency

UK pound (GBP)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

250-500 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,200-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: LHR
Visa

n/a

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($200-$400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

Students who start their studies in September are given the option of living on campus, providing they submit their application by the end of July.

Accommodation on campus is either in colleges or in self-catered houses or flats. Students who would prefer to live off campus can seek out their own private accommodation.

University of Stirling

 

quick facts  
Location

Stirling, Scotland

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Autumn semester: Sept.-Dec.
  • Spring: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.stir.ac.uk/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Animal and Marine Biology
  • Aquaculture
  • Biology and Cell Biology
  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film and Media
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International and Cultural Studies
  • Journalism
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Maths
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology 
Credit details
  • Courses at the University of Stirling are called modules. Each module is 20 credits each
  • MTA students on exchange at Stirling should take 3 modules per semester (3x20 = 60 credits), which is equivalent to 15 credits per semester at Mount Allison
Number of students

12,300

financial information  
Currency

UK pound

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

225-275 Euros/month

Transportation
  • From Halifax $1,200-1,800 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: EDI
Visa

n/a for exchange students (of non-EU/EEA countries) intending to study in Scotland for less than six months

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required ($200-$400 CAD per semester)

 

Accommodations

University of Stirling prioritizes accommodation for all new exchange students who apply by the advertised deadline dates. Accommodation will be in either University owned or managed housing which is located both on and off campus.

Off-campus accommodation is nearby in Stirling city centre, with easy access to University bus routes. Information about applying for accommodation will be sent after students are accepted to their course of study.

All accommodation is self-catered with kitchen facilities for students, and there are a number of catering outlets on campus.


United States

Bowling Green State University

This is a priority exchange for Music students.

Students from other faculties will be considered on the basis of space and availability.

quick facts  
Location

Bowling Green, Ohio, United States

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Fall semester: Aug.-Dec.
  • Spring semester: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.bgsu.edu/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Subjects

Music (Arts, Sciences, & Business Administration) 

Credit details

3 credit units per course/12-15 credit units per semester

Number of students

20,000+

financial information  
Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)
  • Shared: $2,500-$3,000
  • Single: $3,100-$3,600
Meal plan (one term)

$1,550-$1,990 USD

Transportation
  • From Moncton $750-900 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: Toledo
Visa

J-1 Visa ($160+)

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required

 

Accommodations

BGSU provides a range of on-campus housing options. Shared double rooms, three-room apartments, single rooms, and super single rooms are among some of the options. Students should contact BGSU's Office of Residence Life for more details about residences, rooms, costs, and application procedures. Housing is assigned on a rolling application basis, so students are advised to apply early/according to stated deadlines.

Visa information

Non-US students require a J-1 Visa to study in the United States. Contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate for more information about the application process and cost. 

The nearest US Consulate to Mount Allison is in Halifax:

Consulate General of the United States
1969 Upper Water St., Suite #904 
Halifax, NS  B3J 3R7
Tel. (902) 429-2480
Email: consularh@state.gov

Georgia Southern University
quick facts  
Location

Statesboro, Georgia, United States

Exchange duration

One semester

  • Fall semester: Aug.-Dec.
  • Spring semester: Jan.-May
Application deadline  
Partner exchange site

https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/

Academics  
Language requirements

None

Discipline focus
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Art
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Irish Studies
  • Literature & Philosophy
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Writing & Linguistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • European Union Studies
Exclusions
  • Commerce (College of Business Administration)
Credit details

3 credit units per course/12-15 credit units per semester

Number of students

20,500+

financial information  
Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Tuition

Paid directly to Mount Allison

Accommodation (one term)

$2,970-$3,515 USD (University Villa)

Meal plan (one term)

$1,700-$1,850 USD

Transportation
  • From Halifax $650-900 CAD
    roundtrip airfare
  • Nearest int'l airport: Savannah (SAV)
Visa

J-1 Visa ($160+)

Insurance

MASU or private health insurance required

 

Accommodations

GSU recommends that exchange students live in the University Villas. University Villas (UV) is Georgia Southern’s lakeside living environment and is a community for upper-class students who enjoy individual bedrooms with a large living room and kitchen, a swimming pool and a pond.

After acceptance, you will be given instructions on how to reserve your housing in University Villas. Students who wish to stay off-campus must reserve their own accommodations. Be sure to inquire about distance from campus and the possibility for a short-term lease.    

Visa information

Non-US students require a J-1 Visa to study in the United States. Contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate for more information about the application process and cost. 

The nearest US Consulate to Mount Allison is in Halifax:

Consulate General of the United States
1969 Upper Water St., Suite #904 
Halifax, NS  B3J 3R7
Tel. (902) 429-2480
Email: consularh@state.gov

 Killam Fellowship

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Canadians

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States.

Mount Allison students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).

Mount Allison students interested in the direct exchange program must be registered as a full-time student and be planning to return to full-time academic studies in the following year at Mount Allison University.    

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for the full academic year), a three-day orientation in Ottawa, and a three-day spring seminar in Washington.

In addition, the Foundation provides all Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 US. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 US. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the culture of the United States.

Mount Allison students who are interested in applying for a Killam Fellowship must complete the application and submit it to the Killam Fellowship program directly.  Applications are then forwarded to the International Centre and students will be interviewed and nominated internally before being sent back to the Killam Foundation for final decisions.  Students normally are notified in March of their candidacy.    The application period for 2022-2023 is now open.  The application deadline is December 17, 2021. 

A completed application consists of:

  • Killam application
  • one-page personal statement
  • CV or resumé
  • list of interested courses (acc. to preferred universities)
  • two reference forms
  • official transcript
  • photocopy of passport or birth certificate.

If you have questions about this program, please contact the International Programs Coordinator if you want clarification on any of these items or strategies about how to make a stronger application. Mount Allison students should be careful to follow the "Direct Exchange Program" application instructions as posted on the Killam Fellowship website.

Killam Advisors:

  • Dr. Susie Andrews (Religious Studies)
  • Robin Walker (International Programs Coordinator)

To apply, visit the Fulbrght Canada website.


To apply, visit how to apply for an exchange

Interested in studying at different international university?

You can also do an independent study abroad at an international university of your choice.