Study Abroad at Saint Mary's University

Canada Atlantic Region Halifax

Saint Mary’s boasts a vibrant campus filled with students from more than 117 countries, making this one of SAF’s most multicultural campuses. This global community of academics is known for its supportive and personalized manner of instruction and social engagement. What’s more, from this Halifax-located campus you may enjoy beautiful views, accessible beaches and attainable excursions to Quebec and New York City. Go forth and go North!

Academic strength: Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Language, Linguistics & Cultural Studies
Rankings: Globally Recognized
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Sound academic performance

About the University

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.

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Yukako Suzuki
“St Mary's University offers the Talk Project, an opportunity to interact with local students. Every time we have a theme such as travel, food, and art, we all talk freely about that theme. The teachers and local students are all very kind, and when I talked about Japan, I was glad that they listened to me with such interest. I really enjoy this special time. ”
Yukako Suzuki, Past SAF Student

Get to Know Nova Scotia

Learning means more when you live it

Immersing yourself in the English language learning experience is the most effective way to improve your language skills - and with such a vibrant community at Saint Mary's, it's also a lot of fun. Find out more about Saint Mary's unique approach to learning. 

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

Schedule a Consultation

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