Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
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The Laurentian University has two main campuses:
On campus, Laurentian's student amenities are conveniently located a short walk away from one another, yet still only minutes from downtown and equipped with its own private beach.
If you do not reserve your residence space before the application deadline of June 2, you will need to find off-campus housing. The following are some options for off-campus housing:
Renting an apartment: Apartments in Sudbury are usually available with one-,two-, or three-bedrooms. You are responsible for buying and cooking your own food, doing your laundry, purchasing furniture (usually) and other necessities such as bed linens, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware, etc. The apartment may or may not be equipped with a fridge and stove.
Cost: between $550.00 and $800.00 CDN per month, which may or may not include utilities, and usually does not include telephone or cable television. This might be a suitable arrangement for someone who is planning to study for a period longer than eight months since most apartments require you to stay for one year. Because this option cannot be pre-arranged, you should be prepared to spend the first few days in a hotel or temporary housing.
Homestay is designed to assist international students in maximizing their educational experience in Canada. Living with a homestay family allows students to gain extensive experience with the English and or French language as well as learn about Canadian culture first-hand. Students will have the opportunity to establish friendships with people who can help ease the adjustment to the new environment.
There are many benefits to living with a family in Canada. Homestay homes are fully furnished, including a private student room equipped with proper bedroom and bathroom furnishings (linens, pillows and blankets, towels and toilet paper). Students also have reasonable access to the host family’s telephone for local calls (long-distance charges must be charged to a calling card).
Most importantly, homestay homes are safe! All homestay homes and household members are fully screened by the Homestay Coordinator to ensure the safety and comfort of the student.