Welcome home to Sackville!
Whether you're from just across the border or from halfway around the world, staff in the International Centre look forward to welcoming you to Mount Allison and making you feel at home in Sackville.
The International Centre is home to an array of programs and services that are designed to make the transition to academic and social life at Mount Allison an easier one for international students. Our goal is for you to do more than survive; we want you to thrive. Mount Allison offers a highly-personal, supportive learning environment that allows students to branch out and discover new interests and untapped potential. During your time at Mount Allison, International Centre staff are committed to helping you achieve your academic and personal goals. Visit the following pages to learn more about the programs we offer and the ways that we can help you.
Before you arrive
For new international students who are preparing to come to Mount Allison. You've been accepted. What happens next? Visit this page for more information about pre-arrival preparation.
Come early and get a head-start. Prior to the start of the fall term, the International Centre coordinates a special orientation for new international students. A variety of trips, activities and sessions provide opportunities for new students to meet, adjust and explore before classes start and returning students come back. Visit the International Orientation homepage for more information about the schedule and how you can sign up.
International mentorship program
Find your way and find a friend. The International Mentorship Program matches new international students with upper-year international and Canadian students as a way to make the overall adjustment to life at Mount Allison an easier one. Visit the International Mentorship Program homepage to learn more about the program and how you can get involved.
Academic support services
Struggling with your academics? The Academic Support Program connects international students with staff and services which can help to identify and overcome common academic challenges. Visit the Academic Support Services homepage for a list of available services and how to sign up.
Entering Canada, studying in Canada and working in Canada. Make sure that you get the documents you need to enter and remain in Canada for the duration of your studies. The Citizenship & Immigration Canada website is the best resource for all your immigration needs, but the International Centre also possesses information and resources for international students. Visit the Immigration Resources page for more information about International Centre services.
Don't leave home without it! All international students require proof of valid health insurance coverage during their time at Mount Allison. Visit the Health Insurance homepage for more information about the Mount Allison Student Union basic health plan for international students and the extended health and dental plans for all students.
For international students who are interested in living, working or studying in Canada after graduation.