Experience Halifax!

Canada Atlantic Region Halifax

On the Atlantic coast, Nova Scotia, is a haven of pristine lakes, clear rivers, and untouched ocean shorelines. A maritime city, Halifax has a strong community feel and abundant scenic neighborhoods and trails to explore, with the central business district built around the historic harbor. 

Population: 439,000
Native language: English
Climate: Continental
Type of area:
Highly diverse population
Great public transport

Where Will You Live

Saint Mary’s University

Canada ranks consistently as one of the world’s friendliest and safest countries, so you are bound to feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you arrive. A few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Saint Mary’s University celebrates its beautiful home of Halifax, Nova Scotia, by offering myriad outdoor clubs and opportunities for students, from kayaking and horseriding to skiing and hiking.

You will look back on your time at SMU and remember lively, engaging classes and friend-filled adventures exploring Canada and the United States East Coast.

Learn more at Saint Mary's University's official website.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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