An intercultural environment

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A unique blend of perspectives and experiences

Nearly a third of the population at Saint Mary's is made up of international students from a broad range of countries, giving the campus a unique blend of perspectives and experiences.

The presence of students from diverse backgrounds creates a rich and inclusive learning environment. Interacting with peers from different countries and cultures broadens perspectives, promotes cross-cultural understanding, and fosters a global mindset among students. This exposure to diverse viewpoints enhances critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and empathy.

The international community at Saint Mary's brings with it a wealth of knowledge and experiences that enrich academic discussions and classroom dynamics. Students can engage in cross-cultural collaborations, expanding their networks and forging lifelong friendships. 

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We are in Mi’kma’ki

The community at Saint Mary's is always mindful that the university is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq Nation. We take great joy in the presence of Mi'kma'ki and other indigenous students from Nova Scotia, across Canada and around the world.

Indigenous Students Enrich Saint Mary's

Global learning and intercultural support

Students at Saint Mary’s have the opportunity to round out your education with hands-on experience and international connections by studying abroad. Whether you choose to study abroad as a Saint Mary’s exchange student or participate in an international field study course, you’re guaranteed to gain a new, more global perspective.