Studying English at Acadia University is a much different experience than learning English at most Canadian or American institutions. You will study at a small university in a small town, which will provide you with a friendly and welcoming learning environment.
Our classrooms and student service buildings are within easy walking distance of each other, and there's plenty to see and do on campus. The Acadia campus features gardens and hiking trails, and our Athletics Complex includes a gym, swimming pool, hockey arena, and football/soccer field. Restaurants, grocery stores, banks, and shops are only steps away from campus.
Unlike many universities, Acadia is located in a small town instead of a large city. We're located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley in the town of Wolfville. Wolfville is home to 4,000 people and over 3,000 Acadia University students.
Wolfville is a comfortable, charming town, and you'll find that living here can be a very special experience. While the town is small, it is focused on university students, and you'll find many restaurants, cafes, pubs, and stores downtown. In the Wolfville area, you'll be able to explore natural areas and hike, bike, and swim. Attractions like wineries, a shopping mall, and the Bay of Fundy coast are a short drive from campus, and the city of Halifax is only an hour away.
In Culture Class, you'll enjoy the experience of being a Canadian on the East Coast. A Culture Class group activity could be a long walk to the ocean, a visit to a museum, a barbecue on the beach, picking apples on a farm, and much more.
There's no better way to improve your English than by using your skills in the real world, and Culture Class will help you have fun and practice English outside the classroom. Culture Class sessions are held most Fridays during each EAP term.
The Acadia University campus is currently open for classes. There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any student travelling into Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Provinces. Please click here for more information about how COVID-19 is affecting Acadia University.
In the Acadia University Virtual-EAP (V-EAP) program, you can begin your studies from home. You do not need a study permit, you can save on the costs of travel and accommodations, and you can complete the classes from the comfort of your own home!