Services for International Students Studying at Saint Mary's
International Student Centre Services
At the International Student Centre, you’ll find a wealth of services designed to help you adapt to university life. We can help you with settling in and making the most of your new environment, student visas and work permits, tax preparation and much more. We’re your first contact for many of your personal needs.
- Services to help students arrive safely, make friends and settle in when they come to Saint Mary's. We also organize welcome sessions in September, January, May and July.
- International Student Centre Events
We organize an array of events to promote cultural awareness and diversity, and to encourage interaction among Canadian and international students.
- SAGA Volunteers
A group of international and Canadian students who come together to create events and activities on and off-campus to promote awareness of the different cultures represented at Saint Mary's University.
- Social Media
The International Student Centre posts news and photographs on Facebook and Twitter.
- Lunch n' Learn Workshops
The International Student Centre hosts monthly workshops on topics to help international students understand aspects of Canadian culture and build skills for success.
- Study Permit Help Sessions
The International Student Centre provides study permit renewal help sessions on a weekly basis during the academic year.
- Income Tax Help Sessions
The International Student Centre provides help for all international students in filing their income tax returns. Income Tax Questions? Income Tax Personal Information Sheet
Other University Resources and Services
- Ask A SMUdent
We have Saint Mary's students ready to answer your questions by email.
- A Day in the Life of a SMU student
Watch our video about life at Saint Mary's.
- Learn about life in residence or off-campus housing :Kijiji, Yomes or Searchforstudenthousing
The very active Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association (SMUSA) is the official representative organization of the students of Saint Mary’s University.
- Saint Mary’s University Service Centre
The Service Centre houses Student Accounts, the Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid & Awards.
- The Writing Centre
The centre provides free, academic support for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Training
The Language Centre offers many ESL programs including English for Academic Purposes (EAP), the University Bridging Program (UBP) and the one-month ELS Immersion (IMM). Improve your English as a second language at The Language Centre, one of the leading English language centres in Canada.
Need help settling in? Looking for some advice? We’re here to help.
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Saint Mary's University
Room 305, Student Centre
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3