Saint Mary's University - International Activities

at 5920 Gorsebrook Ave., Halifax , B3H 3C3

Established in 1992, the International Activities office at Saint Mary's University works in co-operation with other parts of the university to develop and manage international linkages and projects.

Saint Mary's University - International Activities
5920 Gorsebrook Ave.
Halifax , NS B3H 3C3


Our primary role is to support the broader goal of the internationalization of the Saint Mary’s campus. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of students, faculty and staff through the development and enhancement of international experiences and perspectives. We create opportunities for you to select the exact international experience to suit your needs, whether on campus or in other parts of the world. Through our international network of contacts, we are able to provide a high level of support to anyone in the Saint Mary’s community who is interested in becoming involved in a broad range of activities with an international focus.

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An announcement from the Department of Modern Languages and Classics... Japanese Linguafest is taking place tomorrow! The Japanese Language Festival is being held as follows: -Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 -Time: 5pm- -Place: Saint Mary's University Atrium 216 All are welcome to attend and join in the celebration! Also, big congratulations from International Activities to the participants and their supporters at the 17th Atlantic Canada Japanese Language Speech Contest held on March 7 2015!!! As well, a round of sincere applause to Avdulov-sensei and McGee-sensei, our fantastic Japanese instructors at Saint Mary's University!

Published on 2015-03-12 17:07:34 GMT

Hi Everyone! The 17th Atlantic Canada Japanese Language Speech Contest will be held at Saint Mary's University Scotia Bank Theatre in the Sobey Building on Saturday March 7 2015 at 1pm! The International Activities Office wishes the participants all the best with their speeches! Admission is free, so we hope many of you will be there to cheer them on and celebrate their hard work! The Speech Contest is co-organized by Saint Mary's University and Consulate General of Japan in Montreal with the support from Japan Foundation and Mitsui Canada.

Published on 2015-03-06 00:30:12 GMT

Hi Everyone, The SMU Exchange application and selection process is well underway for the summer abroad program 2015 and the fall/winter semester exchanges in 2015-16! We would like to give A BIG THANK YOU to not only the applicants but also to their supporters (family, professors, mentors, peers and all others) for being there and encouraging them to study abroad!!!

Published on 2015-02-11 13:58:14 GMT

Hi Everyone! Summer greetings from the International Activities Office! We would like to give our warmest welcome to 35 visiting exchange students who will be arriving in Halifax this week to study with us at Saint Mary's this fall semester! Ugo, Jonas, Cristina, Adriana, Johanna, Misaki, Erina, Rutian, Zhixin, Lan, Linjie, Chen, Danlei, Yingzhi, Soyoung, Brianna, Marina, Melanie, Adelaide, Laurence, Marcus, Yasmine, Louisa, Christina, Annalena, Melanie, Aline, Lisa, Sangeun, Thanh Thi, Oyvind, Emma, Petri, Jorge, and Maria, have a very safe trip to Halifax and see you soon! These visiting exchange students are from our partner schools in France, Spain Scotland, Japan, China, Korea, US, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, Mexico, and Dominican Republic! Would you like to meet them, help them out in their transition to Canadian culture, or find out more about their home country? Send an e-mail to and let us know!

Published on 2014-08-25 17:33:07 GMT

Hi Everyone! Celene's photos must have made everyone want to study in France! The Angers Program, coordinated by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, has just started for the months of July & August, and eight Saint Mary's students are studying there now! Yuan, Kirsten, Wentao, Tianci, Jiawei, Pedro, Zhao and Ying, have a wonderful experience!

Published on 2014-07-04 20:07:07 GMT

The JET Programme Information Session/Drop-in is taking place today, Sep 21, from 3pm to 5pm at the SMU Oaks Building Sunroom. Everyone welcome! (Coffee and cookies provided)

Published on 2015-09-21 11:57:45 GMT

Hi Everyone! Thanks to all returned exchange students who came to help out at the Annual Volunteer Fair today! Lydia, Jenna, Diane, Curtis, Julia, Rachel, Meagan, Maxine, Michala, Samantha, Jon, Emily, Scott, and everyone else, you were bursting with so much energy and enthusiasm, and you helped many students getting interested in SMU Exchange, thank you! Isaac, it was great to see you, too!

Published on 2015-09-15 19:36:27 GMT

Hi Everyone! Happy first day of classes today! And we hope to see many of you at our Study Abroad booth during the Society Expo tomorrow, Sep 10,10am-4pm in the quad (or in the Homburg Centre if it rained)!

Published on 2015-09-09 11:46:39 GMT

Hi Everyone! We will be hosting the Study Abroad Information Booth at the "New Student Business Services & International Society Expo"! Date: Friday, September 4, 2015 Place: The McNally Theatre Auditorium Time: 10am-3pm Interested in going on exchange for a summer, semester or full-year? Drop by our booth!!! This event is part of the SMU Welcome Week.

Published on 2015-09-03 00:54:45 GMT

Hi Everyone! As our outbound exchange students start to depart for their respective destination countries, we will be welcoming 39 visiting exchange students from France, Japan, China, Korea, Scotland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, and Colombia in 2015-16! Our warmest welcome to Marc, Céline, Natsuko, Ayaka, Shoko, Ai, Danqi, Jie, Wanyao, Wenting, Yuheng, Marilyn, Jieun, Ye Eun, Lisa, Larissa, Sarah, Lucille, Solène, Myriam, Quinten, Pinar, Gabriella, Nicole, Sebastian, Johannes, Felix, Suin, Erlend, Kristine, Raeleen, Martin, Jose Alejandro, Dánica, Aiane, Petr, Andreina, David, and Diego!

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