Atlantic Canada Road Trip: Nova Scotia

Atlantic Canada Road Trip: Nova Scotia

[Music] one of the things that makes me most proud is that uh international students really do get to feel welcoming once they come to cape breton actually the the motto of cape breton is uh sied mill filter which is gaelic for uh 100 000 welcomes and we tried to live up to that that expectation and if we ask people from across canada about cape breton one of the first words that comes to people’s mind tends to be welcoming when you come to cape breton you come to cbu it feels like home people are so wonderful here they’re super warm kind loving like you will not find a single person who does not support you to do better hate brighton university is one of five institutions in canada that offers a bachelor of engineering technology program this is available as a two-year diploma three-year degree or also a four-year degree in some streets for those students that already have a degree in science or engineering they can also do an advanced standing qualification where we recognize their previous degree and they can get the undergraduate qualification often within two years so we actually currently have a number of international students from india who have come for the two-year program they’ve completed their two-year studies they’ve gone off they’ve become permanent residents and now a few years later have actually come back to complete the qualification by paying domestic fees [Music] acadia is very unique in the sense that we’re one of the few remaining primarily undergraduate universities we are what’s called a liberal arts style of school which means that there’s a lot of flexibility within the students degrees for example for the research labs that we’re looking at those could be biology students that are also majoring in french this was one of my favorite classrooms on campus when i was a student here as you can see it’s really hard to fit more than about 20 people in here our average class size at acadia is 28 overall but in a lot of my programs i would see classes on average about 14 or 15. when you’re in a classroom space like this you have access to your professor it’s more of a socratic style of discussion where things are happening organically you can see them look them in the eyes and know that they’re actually listening to you and paying attention it’s almost impossible to be anonymous here because you’re literally sitting at the table with them it is very important for us to be able to provide options and opportunities for students whether it’s in the classroom and outside of the classroom and obviously living is a big part of that so whether students are living on campus which is guaranteed for all four years if they so choose they can also live in the beautiful bustling town of wolfville we’ve got some beautiful old buildings that are owned by private landlords we’ve got some newer buildings and accommodations that kind of fit that hotel style that students are looking for we offer co-op and 80 of our programs we’re very proud of that fact they are earning on average about 12 000 canadian dollars per co-op term 90 of our co-op students will graduate debt-free and we have a job placement rate of about 99 percent [Music] i finished my medical degree back in china and then i feel like i need to really broaden my horizon and really to think about the career path in my future and i feel like to do some research on health and nutrition kind of stuff is really cool so one day i googled nutrition in canada and then months and mentioned jump jump out and when i clicked on the mount website and i checked some programs here and especially uh some faculty’s profile i just fell in love with this school immediately literally and then i googled the city here uh googled halifax and i just fell in love the city immediately and then i decided okay this is the place i want to go this is the destination this is the career i want the building as many people i feel like talk about when they travel to atlanta canada you can tell kind of where things change a little bit people are a little extra friendly than normal not to say that people aren’t throughout the rest of the world it’s just more common here to experience different community aspects coming into halifax what made me feel more at home is that people wanted me to be here that was new to me in university i was in a large high school that didn’t have many clubs or activities that i was even interested in however here they’re put all fourth in your face so that they’re not too hard to find there’s plenty of options for everyone as well as a different sports teams and other clubs we have a black student support advisor on campus named randy who works with all our black afro-centric african canadian black indigenous students and we also currently are in a significant fundraising mode for black centric scholarships for all our students so yeah this is one of our flagship and capstone advising supports that we offer at the university [Music] you
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Atlantic Canada Road Trip: Nova Scotia

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