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INTERNATIONAL VIEWBOOK

IN CANADA

The small university of big opportunities


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Anthony Bryan, Trinidad and Tobago


St. Thomas ranked in the

SMALLER IS BETTER

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ten in these categories:

Professors who know your name Teaching critical thinking Scholarships and bursaries Class size Maclean’s University Rankings 2015

Your degree. Your career.

A degree from St. Thomas will help you discover a career that is meaningful to you. Our graduates are working all over the world in law, business, social work, finance, government, health care, education, law enforcement, international relations—the list is endless.

NESTLED ON THE EAST COAST OF CANADA, IN FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK Our small size is the reason you will be able to interact with professors in small classes, to get to know classmates, be involved on campus, have an impact in the community, study abroad, and use what you learn in class to help others.

OUR SMALL SIZE IS THE REASON YOU WILL HAVE A BIG UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

ST. THOMAS RANKED

#1 IN CANADA

FOR % OF EXPENDITURES DEVOTED TO STUDENT SERVICES

Small things make a big difference

The St. Thomas University advantage You will have the flexibility to combine fields of study as you pursue one or two more deeply in upper years. This allows you to learn more than you imagined possible within one degree. It means acquiring a diverse skillset. It means being more prepared for everything that comes next.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE STRUCTURE Our Bachelor of Arts consists of a variety of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, pure sciences, and fine arts. You will progress from your first to your final year, gradually narrowing the focus of your studies and increasing the level of difficulty of your course work. When you graduate, you will have completed the requirements to fulfill a Major or Honours program within your Bachelor of Arts degree. This includes, but is not limited to: the successful completion of four years of a full-time course load (120 credit hours) a concentration in a specific subject area constituting a Major or Honours a minimum number of completed courses at the upper-year level acceptable annual grade point average course credits from designated groups as outlined in the Academic Calendar

Globe and Mail UNIVERSITY REPORT*

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Class Sizes Campus Attractiveness Campus Atmosphere Quality of Learning 2

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AN ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU TO

SUCCEED

Our four-year program is rigorous and challenging, but our commitment to small class sizes means you will have the support of your professors. Our small campus community means resources are accessible. Our promise to provide you with big opportunities means your education will be complemented with out-of-class learning.

HONOURS

PROGRAMS

Many academic departments offer an Honours program, which is designed for students with a high level of ability who seek a more challenging and more specialized course of study. Typically, an Honours program includes a greater number of courses in a subject, and advanced-level courses. Oftentimes, a thesis is required. Honours is commonly required for admission to Master’s programs.

OPTION TO

MINOR

If you complete a number of courses from a particular subject area, but not enough for a Major, you may be eligible for a Minor depending on the department.


Academic Majors Anthropology

Gerontology

Catholic Studies

Great Books

Communications and Public Policy

History

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Interdisciplinary Studies

Digital Journalism and New Media

Mathematics

Human Rights International Relations Native Studies

Economics Economics with Business English Language and Literature English with a Concentration in Creative Writing English with a Concentration in Drama

Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Science and Technology Studies Sociology

Environment and Society

Spanish

Fine Arts

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

Fine Arts with Music French

POST-DEGREE Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Social Work

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS PROGRAMS Criminal Justice Gerontology

42 Students from

COUNTRIES

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First year “I was nervous about leaving Honduras, but soon after I arrived at St. Thomas, I realized it was the best decision for me. I’ve met the smartest and kindest people. I’ve grown and matured, and I’ve seen how dreams come true if you work hard. All of this I owe to St Thomas University. This is my second home now.” Maria Burgos, Honduras Journalism, Economics

In your first year, you will take courses that interest you. By exploring more than one academic field, you will acquire diverse subject knowledge and skills from various fields. In upper years, you will concentrate in one or two fields. 4


SMALL UNIVERSITY WARMTH WITH BIG UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES SMALL CLASSES: be more engaged in your classes—ask questions and share your opinions get to know your classmates

IN OUR STUDENT COMMUNITY, YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO:

have more opportunities to interact with the professor

attend campus social events, public lectures, home games, and campus cultural events

learn in hands-on ways like presentations, debates, and group work

participate in community service/volunteer activities be employed on campus

AS A STUDENT AT ST. THOMAS, YOU WILL: benefit from the university’s priority on you and your degree learn to add context to what’s taking place in your community and around the world join a university focused on social justice

Canadian University Survey Consortium, 2015

PROFESSORS Our professors get to know their students. They’ll call you by name and give you the mentorship you’ll need to succeed. Meet one-on-one to discuss your assignments Secure references you can count on Work as a research assistant

Though all classes in all years are

60 students,

capped at

an average first-year class has 32 students

Find a mentor for your Honours thesis Get grad school and career advice

Smaller classes mean better relationships with professors

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Thinking about pursuing a career in business? Add Harvard to your resumé THE LIBERAL ARTS MEAN BUSINESS! As the only Canadian partner of HBX CORe of the Harvard Business School, you will have the opportunity to earn a Credential of Readiness that provides an introduction to the language and concepts of business.

“Taking courses from Harvard was an amazing opportunity. The experience has improved my work efficiency, and helped me better understand corporate communications, business management, and business analysis.” Yilin (Catrina) Ren Communications and Public Policy

Your degree from St. Thomas will be recognized wherever you go after graduation

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Law school in your future? Get courtroom experience AS PART OF OUR HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM, you will have the opportunity to travel to moot court competitions throughout the United States to argue Supreme Court cases in front of real judges. The STU team recently made it all the way to the national championship in California!

“Moot court has been one of the highlights of my university experience. It’s one of those valuable, rare programs that demonstrate both STU’s unique educational approach, and how this approach can be applied to the outside world.” Stefen Savoy Human Rights, Sociology

STU is home to many unique-to-the-area programs like Communications and Public Policy, Criminology, Human Rights, and Digital Journalism and New Media

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One of the most beautiful university campuses in Canada The Huffington Post Canada, 2014

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OPENING DOORS TO YOUR FUTURE WHEN YOU GRADUATE WITH YOUR BACHELOR OF ARTS, you will have earned the knowledge and skills to move into the next stage of your life. You will be ready to pursue employment, graduate school, law school, or any other path you choose for yourself.

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97%

of alumni are happy with their decision to attend STU

2014 Alumni Survey

When you graduate from St. Thomas, you will have highly employable skills that organizations rank as the most in-demand. 1 Ability to work as part of a team 2 Ability to make decisions and solve problems

IN-DEMAND SKILLS:

3 Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside of your organization 4 Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work 5 Ability to obtain and process information 6 Ability to analyze quantitative data 7 Technical knowledge related to the job 8 Proficiency with computer software programs 9 Ability to create and/or edit written reports

10 Ability to sell and influence others The National Association of Colleges and Employers

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“The best thing about studying at St. Thomas, as an international student, was feeling supported by the tight-knit community; STU felt like home. The campus is beautiful, the sense of community is palpable, and the small class sizes impacted my learning.” Maisa Wolf Leibovitz, BA ’12, Brazil Event Coordinator

“STU has given me the educational experience I’ve always yearned for. When I came here, I got the kind of course variety I wanted and the training I needed. I also feel that references from my STU professors played a role in my admission to law school.” Rubaina Singh, BA’15 India Law Student

“The liberal arts at St. Thomas teach you to think critically. My background helped me approach policy analysis with the knowledge that there are diverse ways of looking at issues and that problems are always best solved when we can get at their root causes.” Mikhail Bullard, BA ’10 Bahamas Third Secretary/Vice-Consul, Embassy of Bahamas

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LIVING ON CAMPUS Six reasons St. Thomas alumni consistently report living on campus as one of their best memories from university:

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Instantly feel like part of the community

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Your grades benefit from being close to classes

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Live with and make friends from around the world

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Be more involved with clubs and societies

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Stress-free living by not worrying about bills or groceries

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In-house kitchens and lounges

International students are guaranteed a room in residence for their four years at St. Thomas

City bus pass included in tuition 12

Justin Trudeau at St. Thomas University days before being elected Prime Minister of Canada

Welcome Week


LONG NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION The Long Night Against Procrastination is an event to help you get focused and make progress on final papers and exam preparation. It also helps you de-stress with the help of therapy dogs, dance, and midnight snacks!

Travel Study

STUDENT LIFE SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON Two free hours of peer tutoring a week Academic Advising for degree planning Career Advising when you begin to define your path On-campus counselling services if you need it Peer Mentoring Program to help you out along the way Financial Aid Advising to manage funds Writing Centre to help you out with papers Residence Advisors in your building to help you feel at home Campus Health Clinic for your medical needs

Multicultural Fair

Athletic Events PHOTO CREDIT: CCAA

GET INVOLVED WITH:

Model UN

Rotary Club Student Newspaper International Student Association Human Rights Club Students’ Union Model United Nations … and many others!

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Fredericton YOUR PERFECT COLLEGE CITY Fredericton is the ideal place for you to be a university student. With a population of approximately 85,000, the city offers you a great balance of small town charm and safety with big city spirit and opportunity.

CANADA Fredericton

Enjoy city-wide Wi-Fi! Average summer high temperature is 26째C (79째F) Average winter high temperature is -1째C (30째F) 14

UNITED S T AT E S


SPEND YOUR TIME OFF HAVING FUN IN THE CITY: Art Galleries Downtown coffee shops Music and art festivals International restaurants and markets A nearby downhill ski hill Farmer’s markets Malls Airport 13 kms from campus (let us pick you up!)

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

85 kilometres of trails throughout the city for

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ADMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with appropriate subject distribution and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. For country specific admission requirements, please visit our website stu.ca/international. St. Thomas is test optional (SAT/ACT).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY International students whose primary language is not English are required to submit scores from one of the three tests below: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) CAEL For English language proficiency score requirements, please visit: stu.ca/international

AP, IB, AND A-LEVEL TRANSFER CREDIT Applicants who achieve the following scores on one of these tests are eligible for credits towards their degrees: AP: 4 or 5 IB Higher Level: 5, 6, 7 GCEA-Level: C, or higher

INTERNATIONAL TUITION AND FEES – $15,145* ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS – $8,934* *Costs are in Canadian Dollars for 2016-2017

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES You’ve worked hard, and we want to recognize you for that. St. Thomas is a need-blind institution and offers academic scholarships up to full international tuition. Major Academic Scholarships Entrance Scholarships Student Leaders Scholarships Upper-year Scholarships

FINANCIAL NEED BURSARIES Students in financial need should submit an application for need-based bursaries. For a complete list of bursaries for incoming, first-year students, please visit stu.ca/scholarships and browse the Entrance section.

WORK ON/OFF CAMPUS International students are permitted to work on or off campus while studying full-time, allowing them to gain valuable work experience while earning some extra money. Upon graduation, you are eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit to stay in Canada.


HOW TO APPLY

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CREATE A FUTURE STUDENT ACCOUNT AT CONNECTSTU.CA If you met with an Admissions Counsellor and filled out a card at your school, your account has already been set up for you. Remember to check your email!

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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION THROUGH YOUR CONNECTSTU.CA ACCOUNT Early Admission: October – December 2016 Regular Admission: January – June 2017

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HAVE YOUR SCHOOL SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE Fax: 506-452-0617 Email: international@stu.ca

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES (BEFORE MARCH 1) INCLUDING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS • Statement letter • Reference letter • Resumé

APPLY FOR RESIDENCE THROUGH YOUR CONNECTSTU ACCOUNT (BEFORE APRIL 15)

MARCH

1

APRIL

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CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE THROUGH YOUR CONNECTSTU ACCOUNT

REGISTER FOR FIRST-YEAR CLASSES (MAY 2017) 17


JOIN US ONLINE FOR OUR WEBINARS Email international@stu.ca to sign up

international@stu.ca +1 506-452-0532 51 Dineen Drive Fredericton New Brunswick Canada E3B 5G3

STU.ca/international

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Visit our Future Student section of STU.ca to chat with us LIVE

CONTACT US ANY TIME!

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Team at international@stu.ca or contact Kaylee or Camila directly

Find out when St. Thomas is in your part of the world at stu.ca/international

Camila Vasquez

International Admissions Counsellor cvasquez@stu.ca +1 506-470-7953 @camilav_stu camilavasquezSTU cvasquezstu

Kaylee Moore

International Admissions Counsellor kaylee@stu.ca +1 506-476-4537 @kayleemooreSTU kayleemooreSTU kayleemoorestu kayleemoorestu

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@StThomasU

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