MASSIE for each season.

MASSIE offers three programs for visiting students from Mount Allison's partner universities.

Spring/Summer (May - August)
The spring/summer MASSIE program begins in early May and ends in mid-August.  Highlights of the spring/summer program include:

  • 22-25 hours of class-time per week x 12 weeks of classes
  • 2-week community volunteer component at the end of the program
  • an opportunity to experience Atlantic Canada during the warmer months of spring and summer: outdoor festivals, beach trips, holiday travel
  • private residence rooms (single rooms in the same residence building)
  • residence assistants: help, support and friendship provided by Mount Allison student staff who live in the same residence
  • conversation partners: Mount Allison students volunteer as English conversation partners and meet with you on a weekly basis
  • partner families: local families volunteer to spend time over the summer months with pairs of MASSIE students
  • trips (e.g. Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York City, etc.)
  • activities (e.g. canoeing, camping, white-water rafting, horseback-riding, hiking, and more)

Fall (September - December)
The fall MASSIE program begins in late-August and ends in mid-December.  Highlights of the fall program include:

  • 22-25 hours of class-time per week x 12 weeks of classes
  • 2-week community volunteer component at the end of the program
  • an opportunity to experience the start of a new academic year at Mount Allison: meet students, join clubs, and be a part of campus life
  • experience the beauty of the fall season in Atlantic Canada
  • live in residence alongside Mount Allison students (shared accommodation in a double room)
  • residence staff: Mount Allison students work as residence assistants and house executive committee members to help and support you
  • conversation partners: Mount Allison students volunteer as English conversation partners and meet with you on a weekly basis
  • trips (e.g. Halifax, Prince Edward Island, New York City, etc.)
  • activities (e.g. canoeing, horseback-riding, apple-picking, curling, attending hockey games, etc.)

Winter (February - March)
The winter MASSIE program begins in early February and ends in mid-March.  Highlights of the winter program include:

  • 22 hours of class-time per week x 6 weeks of classes
  • An opportunity to experience life in Canada without missing time at your home university (the program runs between semesters for Japanese universities)
  • An opportunity to experience the winter/spring term at Mount Allison: meet students, participate in student activities, and be part of campus life
  • live in residence alongside Mount Allison students (shared accommodation in a double room)
  • residence staff: Mount Allison students work as residence assistants and house executive committee members to help and support you
  • conversation partners: Mount Allison students volunteer as English conversation partners and meet with you on a weekly basis
  • trips and activities (e.g. skating, curling, skiing & snowboarding, snowshoeing, attending hockey games, maple-syrup tasting, local crafts, etc.)
  • An opportunity for local volunteering (e.g. school visits + international cooking exchanges)