Nova Scotia Exchange

The New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange Program provides eligible New England college students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at participating Nova Scotia campuses.

Students may choose from nine English-speaking universities or one French-speaking university, as well as professional schools which offer a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings.

While on exchange, students also have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Halifax, home to more than 35,000 college students as well as Nova Scotia’s awe-inspiring highlands, picturesque seacoast and a host of cultural attractions.

Participating Nova Scotia Institutions

Acadia University
Cape Breton University
Dalhousie University
Mount St. Vincent University
Nova Scotia Agricultural College*
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Mary’s University
University of King’s College
Université Sainte-Anne

*The Nova Scotia Agricultural College has merged with Dalhousie University as the Faculty of Agriculture.

Participating New England Institutions

Eastern Connecticut State University

University of Maine (Orono)
University of Southern Maine


Bridgewater State University
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Nichols College
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

New Hampshire

Colby-Sawyer College

Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island


Castleton University
Northern Vermont University (Johnson & Lyndon campuses)

New England students enrolled at a participating New England institution should contact their study abroad advisor and the New England Board of Higher Education to confirm that a Nova Scotia institution will be able to consider their application.

For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Gowin  •