Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
StFX international students living in Canada

Support for International Students


StFX welcomes students from around the world to Antigonish each year. The Office of Internationalization is the hub for information and support for students coming to study or those interested in education abroad opportunities.

International students who are beginning their studies at StFX in September 2020 are asked to register for and attend the International Student Orientation. The orientation aims to provide students who are new to Canada with the information they require to start their time at StFX on the right foot and find success during their studies, and beyond.


International Student Orientation - January 2020 Schedule

January 3 - Airport Arrival Day #1

January 4 - Airport Arrival Day #2

January 5 - International Orientation Info Session Day

January 6 - Classes Begin


New international students aim to arrive at the Halifax airport on January 3rd or 4th. We will be purchasing bus tickets for students arriving on these days. Buses are departing from the airport between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM each day. Students who arrive late at night may need to book a room in an airport hotel to rest for several hours before catching the bus. Students arriving later than 4:00 PM on January 4th should contact Donald Rasmussen at for assistance planning their arrival at StFX.

The International Student Arrival and Orientation program includes:

  • Airport welcome
  • Transportation to campus
  • Residence move-in
  • Campus and local tours
  • Introduction to International Student Society and fellow international students
  • Information sessions on living and learning at StFX including:
    • Health insurance and how to access health care in Nova Scotia
    • Adapting to the Canadian classroom
    • Supports and services at StFX
    • Housing information and life in the town of Antigonish
    • Immigration and working in Canada information

Please find the registration form for orientation through the following link:


StFX International Student’s Orientation January 2020 - Register Now!

International students who may have questions are welcome to contact the International Student Advisor, Donald Rasmussen –

Students attending StFX on exchange can contact International Exchange Coordinator, Ashley Sheppard –

Ashley Sheppard

International Exchange Coordinator

Room 424C Bloomfield Centre


Donald Rasmussen

International Student Engagement Coordinator

Room 424B Bloomfield Centre


For more information, contact:

Donald Rasmussen

Office of Internationalization

Room 424B Bloomfield Centre

StFX University

Antigonish, NS

Canada B2G 2W5

Phone: 1.902.867.3678


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