International Students



As an international student, you are looking for a place where you can get the education you need to achieve your goals in life. You want to find a place that can be your home away from home where you can be encouraged to grow. You want to be part of a vibrant community while you excel and achieve your educational goals. Acadia University is a place that can be all these things for you.

Founded in 1838, Acadia is one of Canada’s oldest, and most respected liberal arts universities. Acadia has a long tradition of academic excellence, and creating dynamic, responsible, global leaders. While being consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada for undergraduate studies, Acadia is a laureate of Washington’s Smithsonian Institution and a part of the permanent research collection of the National Museum of American History. It is the only Canadian university selected for inclusion in the Education and Academia category of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award. As over 50 different nationalities are represented on campus, this is an institution that encourages, and celebrates its diversity while students learn from our strong academic programs taught by award winning professors.

An education at Acadia is both dynamic and rigorous as it prepares a student for life on the global stage. Students here get the chance to not just learn, but also participate in meaningful research at both the undergraduate, and graduate level. Students at Acadia have the unique opportunity to participate in the Co-operative Education Program gaining work experience that is directly related to their field of study. Through interactive learning and co-curricular activities students experience a high level of of education that continues to be recognized nationally and internationally, for its excellence and innovation.

A home away from home is also important. Acadia University is a part of Wolfville, a small town nestled in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. It is an hour’s drive outside of the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, and is a small, but globally conscious town that is both safe and inviting. This is a perfect place to pursue an education and grow as an individual.
Come to Acadia, a place that will help you realize your full potential, and be a home away from home for the rest of your life.

Study in China this Summer - Transfer your Credits back to Acadia!

Do you have some elective courses to complete? Are you looking for an interesting cross-cultural experience?

How about studying in Zhuhai, China from May – June 2017 at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai campus

You can complete 9 credit hours in English while learning about Chinese literature, politics, business, law and culture in the beautiful city of Zhuhai.  These credits will be transferred back to Acadia University. This is open to ALL Acadia students. Courses are taught in English. This is a great way to complete 3 electives in 5 weeks.  There is a one week internship included in the program. The cost is approximately 1800 CAD for tuition, plus 900 CAD (based on 2016 fees) for room and meals. Airfare, visa, etc. are extra.

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International Students
Wong International Centre
27 Acadia Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6