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The University

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Mount Allison has been ranked Canada's #1 undergraduate university by Maclean's magazine more times than any other university. With a student body of approximately 2,100, Mount Allison University encourages personalized combinations of courses and offers a very strong academic and extracurricular experience. To date 55 Mount Allison students have become Rhodes Scholars — one of the best records in Canada — and counts many of Canada's top business, cultural, and community leaders among its graduates.

Mount Allison University is located on Canada's East Coast in picturesque Sackville, New Brunswick. Whether you come here from a small town or a big city, you will soon fall in love with living in the ideal university town. In Sackville, you will connect with people and with nature and enjoy always being just a short walk away. The opportunities to get involved in this engaging community, and the undeniable beauty of this place will become part of who you are and help you figure out who you want to be.

Exchange information

  • Undergraduate level exchange only.
  • Academic Year: September - May (Fall Term: September - December; Winter Term: January - May).
  • Minimal course load: 3 courses per semester; maximum course load: 5 courses per semester.
  • Course progression system: 1000-level - introductory; 2000-level - 2nd year; 3000-level - 3rd year; 4000-level -4th year.
  • Each course is worth 3 credits which means students are in class for 3 hours per week for 13 weeks for a total of 39 contact hours. Labs and tutorials for many Science and Language courses are required if they are attached to the course and exchange students are required to complete this portion of the course as well.
  • On-campus accommodation is recommended for exchange students who will be studying at Mount Allison for one or two semesters. There are 11 different on-campus residences for exchange students to choose from, in either a single-room or a double-room.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange, please contact an Exchange Adviser.

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