• The Strasbourg Program: This program offers the opportunity to spend a year of studies at the Institut international d’études françaises at the Université de Strasbourg. Students may earn up to 30 credits in French language, literature and/or cognates. These credits may be applied to the Minor, the Major and Honours programs.
  • Paris Spring Course (also offered in tandem with the Seville Spring Course)
  • Assistants d’anglais en France
  • Explore:  Discover another region of Canada! Although offered in Canada with sponsorship from the federal government, the Explore Program also provides students with an exceptional opportunity to improve proficiency in French in a different geographic context.  Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion bursary program. You can take the program in the spring or summer. Please visit for details.Mount Allison students planning to participate in the Explore Program are first required to obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar’s Office. Please apply as early as possible and at least one month prior to the commencement of the program.  All participating Explore institutions provide participants with an official certificate.  However, not all Explore institutions offer credit for the program. In order to earn transfer credits for the program you must attend an Explore institution that offers credit. Please confirm directly with the institution you will be attending whether they offer credit.  Upon successful completion of the program at a credit-granting institution, students can obtain six non-designated credits in French Immersion at the 1000 level. It is your responsibility to have an official transcript sent directly from the host institution to the Registrar’s Office at Mount Allison. Although offered in Canada with sponsorship from the federal government, the Explore Program also provides students with an exceptional opportunity to improve proficiency in French in a different geographic context.


  • CSSG: Kassel Summer Study Program: The Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) is managed through the German section of the MLL in partnership. It offers university-level language and culture studies in Kassel, in a unique and intensive immersion program. The CSSG is organized under the auspices of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and offers courses at the intermediate and advanced level. For a period of approximately 6 1/2 weeks, students participate in a full course (approximately 85 hours of classroom instruction) and in numerous additional activities: lectures at various museums, visits to theatres and operas, excursions to cities with cultural and historical significance, and a four-day trip to Berlin. The main feature of the program, though, is the students' rapid progress in linguistic skills enhanced mainly by the fact that they are immersed in German life, culture and civilization. The courses offered in Kassel are Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta courses and credits are transferred to Mount Allison participants upon successful completion of the program.
  • DAAD Program: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. It provides financial support to highly-qualified students for research and study in Germany. Students from Mount Allison apply for University summer course grants, but they also submit applications for the more substantial Undergraduate Scholarship which can allow for up to 10 months of study at a German university. Credit from the German universities attended is transferred to their programmes at Mount Allison.
  • PAD (English Language Assistant Program): The PAD program is an initiative of the government of Germany. It facilitates the employment of graduates from Canadian university as English language assistants in German high schools. This is a very popular program and our students at Mount Allison have benefitted from the experience of living and working in Germany for a protracted period of time. This program is administered through Acadia University, but students at Mount Allison apply through the German section at the MLL.
  • Tübingen Exchange Program: The Tübingen Exchange program is administered through International Studies at Mount Allison University.
  •  Philipps-Universität Marburg: There are two study program options for exchange students to choose from: (1) Regular Program and (2) International Undergraduate Study Program (IUSP).  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.  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.

Hispanic studies

  • University of Extremadura Exchange Program, Spain: Cáceres is a typical Spanish city nestled out of the way of tourists and situated near the border with Portugal, about two hours southwest of Madrid. Its isolation from English-speaking tourists makes its location ideal for Mount Allison students, as they will properly become immersed in the language in this environment. The program offers a for-pay language school, and one or two semester-long options in which students would take courses suitable for their academic career at Mount Allison and earn credits toward their degree while paying Mount Allison tuition fees. The cost of living in Cáceres is similar to that of Sackville and the area surrounding the university will ensure a unique cultural immersion as much as a linguistic one.
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Language and Culture Assistants in Spain: After graduating from Mount Allison several of our students have applied to work in Spain teaching English or French for eight months. This is a program that the Spanish Government offers to young Canadians. Students are sent to different parts of the country to work as teaching assistants, mainly in middle or secondary schools. The process begins with a direct application to the Ministry of Education of Spain, via the Embassy of Spain in Canada, and a recommendation letter from a Spanish professor who knows the applicant directly. Several of our students have chosen this unique opportunity that allows them to know the different cultures of the country and improve their knowledge of the Spanish language.
  • Seville Spring Course: (also offered in tandem with the Paris Spring Course)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso: 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.


  • KGU (Kwansei Gakuin University) Exchange Program: KGU is located near Kobe adjacent to the ancient city, Kyoto. This year-long program (September to July) consists of intensive Japanese language studies and Japan/East Asia studies.  Students who have completed at least 1000-level Japanese (2000-level recommended) at Mount Allison are eligible. When the KGU program is successfully completed, transfer credits may be earned and applied in fulfillment of the minor/major in Japanese Studies. Up to three students from each university are exchanged every year.
  • KGU Cross-Cultural College (CCC): With a subsidy from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), KGU launched this program in collaboration with three universities in Canada - Queen's University, the University of Toronto and Mount Allison University - in the spring of 2012. Students from both countries work together on the key courses of multicultural studies and international relations in the form of seminar/ internships. The course activities take place in both Japan and Canada throughout the year.
  • Waseda University Exchange Program: Waseda University is located in the heart of Tokyo. Mount Allison University has an exchange agreement with the School of International Liberal Studies (SILS). SILS offers a one-year program and a spring semester (March-July) program. In addition to Japanese language courses, SILS offers courses in a wide range of subjects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.