Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Memorial University, or "MUN," is the largest university in Canada's Atlantic region. MUN is dedicated to its reputation for academic excellence, particulary strong in the areas of education, engineering, business, geology and medicine. The university's Marine Institute is one of the world's most respected instutition for marine education.
St. John's claims the title of the oldest city in North America. The city is home to several museums and massive urban parks. The areas largest park, Pippy Park, is well over 3,000 acres with a wide range of outdoor activities to engage in.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
List of study areas
Arts and Sciences
MUN offers housing both on-campus and off-campus. Students enrolling during the Fall semester are not eligible for on-campus housing. Most students staying for only one semester will live in off-campus housing, usually in apartments. Students living off-campus are required to make their own accommodations, however, several locations that have been pre-approved by the university and are recommended. For more information on off-campus housing options, click the following link: http://www.mun.ca/isa/new/offcampus.php
This is an Exchange Program:
As an exchange student, you will have the opportunity to experience university life in a completely different way. For example, you might find that courses abroad are not equal to three UM credits. The format of assessment might be different, with great emphasis being placed on one big test versus smaller assignments throughout the semester. The amount of time spent in class can vary greatly from country to country as well as the amount of independent learning that is expected. Exchange students are guests of the host university and will not receive any services that the local, degree-seeking students do not receive. The university abroad may not provide the same amenities as the University of Miami and the level of customer service can vary.
Exchange programs open the door for students to have the experience of a university student in a different country. It is important to talk to your study abroad advisor about your level of comfort with the challenges that await you abroad. Your advisor may be able to suggest an exchange program that offers more of the services to which you have become accustomed, or can direct you to a semester on location program. Students who have chosen to embark on an exchange program have reported that by overcoming obstacles encountered abroad, they have gained independence and self-confidence, and were challenged to broaden their perspectives.
Fall Semester: Early September to Mid December
Winter Semester: Early January to Late April