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Mount Allison University

Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

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Mount Allison is a 4-year comprehensive institution located in New Brunswick, Canada.  This university offers a wide range of academic disciplines available to exchange students.  With small classes sizes, a residential campus, and plenty of services and amenities, students will make an easy transition while studying abroad.

Mount Allison University Homepage
Site for Visiting Exchange Students

Basic Information
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Best for majors/minors: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Foreign Language (Greek), French Language, Geography & GIS, German Language, History, International Studies, Japanese Language*, Japanese Studies, Latin, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics (includes Applied and Astronomy), Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Language, Theatre & Drama, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Fine/Visual Arts and Music may be available with special permission.  Please visit the Office of International Programs & Services to learn more.

*Offered through the intermediate level only

Eligibility: Students should have completed 45 credit hours and have an institutional GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.

Fall term: September – December
Spring term: January – April
Click here for the academic calendar.

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Accommodations: On-campus residence halls are available and easily accessible for exchange students, with seven different options to choose from.  Most students should expect to live in a double room with an attached bath.  All residence hall do provide access to laundry facilities and offer wi-fi.  Learn more about accommodations at Mount Allison.

Meal options: Mount Allison offers a variety of dining halls and services on the campus.  Students can opt-in to an all-you-can-eat unlimited meal plan.  This is highly recommended, though not required.  Students can also add “Mountie Money” on their student ID in order to pay for other items and services available on the Mount Allison campus.  There are also a variety of restaurants and grocery stores located in Sackville near the campus.

Estimated Cost of Participation: Students pay their tuition, fees, and medical insurance costs to Georgia Southern, and can access their financial aid while studying abroad.  The cost of accommodations, meals, and services will be paid directly to Mount Allison. Click here to view the breakdown of fees and estimated expenses for a term at Mount Allison.

Link to International Student Guide

How to Apply
In order to apply to participate on the exchange to Mount Allison, students will need to carefully complete and submit the forms/information listed below.  All materials should be submitted to the Office of International Programs & Services by the posted deadline.  Students are encouraged to submit all items together.

  1. Georgia Southern Application for Exchange
  2. Mount Allison Visiting Exchange Student Application
  3. 500-750 word essay of motivation/educational intent
  4. Two letters of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor
  5. Official copy of your Georgia Southern transcript
  6. Host Institution Course Request List
  7. Copy of your passport information page
  8. Copy of your current course schedule

Students who submit all materials by the deadline and meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to the Office of International Programs & Services for a brief interview before committee.

How to Search for Courses
Students should note that Mount Allison does not waive pre-requisite courses for visiting exchange students.  While searching for courses, students should make sure they have completed the equivalent of the pre-requisites listed by Mount Allison.

To find courses, use the CONNECT@MTA student portal website.  Click the “Search for Classes” link on the bottom-left of the page.  On the search page, select the proper term and choose your intended subjects from the drop-down menus.  Note that the equivalent of the Spring term at Georgia Southern is referred to as the Winter term at Mount Allison.  Students can search for up to 5 academics subjects simultaneously.  Next, click “Submit” and the list of courses in those subjects being offered in that term will be displayed.  Clicking on the highlighted course title will provide additional information such as pre-requisites, course meeting days and times, and the instructor.

Understanding Grades and Credits
Students should plan to take the equivalent of at least 12 Georgia Southern credit hours while abroad.  In the New Brunswick system, courses are typically 3 credit hours each, which is the equivalent of 3 Georgia Southern credit hours.  So students should plan to take 4-5 courses while attending Mount Allison, depending on how many credits they would like to earn during the semester.

Grades will also transfer back as they equate to the grading scale at Georgia Southern.  To see how grades transfer from Mount Allison to Georgia Southern, click here.

Last updated: 10/26/2015