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.

2018 International Student Orientation begins August 30th!

The 2018 International Student Orientation begins August 30th and runs for two days. Programming covers academic advising, helping student secure their ID, paying student fees, a trip to New Minas for shopping, learning about GPA and transfer credits, understanding the laws in Canada, study permit information, games night, skating party and a tour of the Annapolis Valley! 160 new international students are expected to arrive and participate. 

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Annual Photo Contest Voting Begins!

Wong Centre’s Annual Photo Contest has begun!


for your Favourite Photos!!

Voting ends Friday March 9th at noon, before the International Banquet at the Fountain Commons on Saturday March 10th!

There is a prize for the photo that receives the top votes in each category!

For any questions, please contact Rodolfo Rendon

Email: ; Telephone: 902 585 1645



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Wong International Centre's Annual Photo Contest

The Wong International Centre is holding their Annual International Photo Contest!

“What’s your story?”  Sharing global experiences

*** Acadia University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to enter. ***

Submission Deadline: Saturday, February 17th 2018

The Four Contest Categories:

My Canadian Experience;  Nature; People & Traditions;  Architecture & Engineering 

Voting Details: Voting will be online and will be open from Monday, February 26th until Friday, March 9th.

The winner of each category will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant of your choice and will be announced at the 2018 International Banquet on March 10th.

Questions? : Email

 Submission Directions: Email your photos in .JPG format to

  • Indicate which category you would like to have your picture in.
  • Participants can enter one photograph for each category.
  • Each photo entered must be your own, original, work.
  • Please include a title for each entry, the location where it was taken and the story behind the photo.

By entering the contest, you are agreeing to Acadia Photo Release Terms and Conditions (see below).

If you would like your photo to be used for contest purposes only please email to let us know.

Submission Deadline: Saturday, February 17th 2018

Voting Details: Voting will be online and will be open from Monday, February 26th until Friday, March 9th

The winner of each category will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant of your choice and will be announced at the 2018 International Banquet on March 10th.

 Questions? : Email


I hereby grant the Wong International Centre (WIC) at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS, the right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute, and create derivative works of the photographed and/or filmed images taken by me or of me, for use in the WIC’s Annual Photo Contest or for promoting, publicizing, or explaining the WIC or its activities. I guarantee that all people in the picture are aware and in agreement with the submission of the photo. I can guarantee that each photo entered is my own original work, and therefore I hold full responsibilities for the photos that I submitted.
This grant includes, without limitation, and without reimbursement, the right to publish such images in the WIC’s promotional materials, etc., such as photo showcase in the library, at the International Banquet, in the WIC after the banquet, online voting website, advertisements, and any other WIC-related publication. There will be one winner of each photo category and a gift certificate will be awarded.
These images may appear in any of the wide variety of formats and media now available to the WIC and that may be available in the future, including but not limited to print, broadcast, videotape, DVD, and electronic/online media.

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International Students
Grace Raynard
International Student & Agent Liaison Officer