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7th Annual Student Affairs Hiking Trip to Mt. Katahdin
October 9-10, 2016 

For the past seven years, Student Affairs has been taking students to Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine (USA) and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. We bus down on the Sunday, hike on the Monday, and return to Sackville later the same night. It's two short days but one very big adventure.

To learn more about this year's trip, please attend the information session on Thursday, September 29 @ 5pm (Wu Auditorium). 

Sign-up & payment:
Sign-up begins at 8am on Friday, September 30. You can register in person at the International Centre or online via the following Eventbrite link: Registrations will be date + time-stamped and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration will not be confirmed until full payment is received. NOTE: there is $12.70 CAD service charge for using Eventbrite. This is an Eventbrite charge not a Mount Allison charge and is the cost of processing payment by credit card. To avoid this service charge, please pay in person at the International Centre (cash or cheque: Mount Allison University).

The trip cost is $220 CAD. This includes all meals and accommodation at the New England Outdoor Center. It also includes transportation to/from Baxter State Park as well as all relevant park fees. Students are responsible for any incidental snack expenses en route to/from the United States. NOTE: the trip cost has been calculated according on the basis of 40 participants. If our numbers are fewer, we may have to adjust the final price.

Entry into the United States
All participants must have the necessary documentation to enter the United States. For Canadians, this is a passport. For citizens of other countries, you may be required to present a visa or (for visa-waiver countries) pay a $6 USD entry charge.

If you are covered by the MASU insurance plan, you do not need additional insurance to enter the United States. If you are not covered by the MASU insurance plan, please indicate at the time of registration that you wish to purchase the $20 Student Guard weekend insurance package. 

Full refunds will be issued until 4pm on Tuesday, October 4. Partial refunds ($70) will be issued until 4pm on Friday, October 7. There will no refunds after 4pm on Friday (Oct.7) unless you can find a replacement traveller for the trip.

For more details, please contact Adam Christie, Director of Student Life, at

iew 2International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is celebrated worldwide every third week of November.  It is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the benefits of international education and exchange.  This year the week spans November 16-20, 2015. Our celebrations here at MTA coincide with those held in over 100 countries around the globe.  

Photo Contest

Student photos that highlight the value of international education will be on display during International Education Week.  Come to the second floor of the Student Centre from Tuesday, November 17 – Friday, November 20 to vote for your favorite photo!  

Student Stories

As part of IEW this year, the International Centre is highlighting student experiences that help showcase the international education opportunities available at MTA.  Not only does MTA offer opportunities to study abroad through partnerships with universities worldwide and international internship opportunities, we also have an incredibly diverse student body who contribute significantly to the internationalization of our community.  

Read more about these student experiences (both home and away) here:

brooke squareBrooke Cheeks
MTA Exchange Student
On exchange at The Hague University, Netherlands

Read more about Brooke’s experience here.



audunAudun Vasland
Visiting Exchange Student
On exchange from BI Norwegian Business School

Read more about Audun’s experience here.



hannah 5Hannah Fazio
Mansbridge Internship Recipient
US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (Washington, D.C.)

Read more about Hannah’s internship here.  



gillGillian Schmid
Bombardier Travel Grant Recipient
Research project in Mysore, India

Read more about Gillian’s research here.



alexandriaAlexandria Power
MTA Exchange Student
On exchange at City University of Hong Kong

Read more about Alexandria’s experience here.



jeppeJeppe Hejlsvig
Visiting Exchange Student
On exchange from University of Southern Denmark

Read more about Jeppe’s experience here.



JohnnyYuwei (Johnny) Zhang
MTA International Student
From Shanghai, China

Read more about Johnny’s experience here.



carolineCaroline Kovesi
MTA Exchange Student
On exchange at University of Limerick, Ireland

Read more about Caroline’s experience here.



jamesJames Hunt
MTA Exchange Student
On exchange at Université de Strasbourg

Read more about James’ experience here