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Why Dalhousie?


Dalhousie University combines a tradition of excellence with the hospitality of Canada’s beautiful East Coast.

Along with the prestige of a big-name school, Dalhousie students enjoy one of the lowest student-professor ratios in Canada (15:1), engaging you directly with Dalhousie’s award-winning professors. Each year, our faculty conducts more than CAD $132 million in funded research, building our reputation as a premier research university.

Dalhousie offers a wealth of flexible program options: 3,700 courses in 180 degree programs. Undergraduates pursue studies in the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture and Planning, and Health Professions. Many programs have co-op opportunities. Dalhousie also offers 90 master’s degrees and 40 PhD programs, as well as professional degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, and Law.

On top of an exceptional academic experience, life in Halifax is vibrant, scenic, and full of opportunity. Whether you're into music, theatre, art, sports, outdoor recreation, or protecting the environment, there's something in the city or at Dalhousie to meet your interests and expand your horizons. 

Meet our Study Abroad & Exchange team!

Study Abroad Advisor


Gillian MacDonald

Study Abroad & Exchange Advisor 

Gillian's best piece of advice for exchange students? Take the leap! The world is a beautiful place to explore. 

Gillian grew up in Nova Scotia, but has travelled the globe and lived in many special places. It was leaving the province to go explore the world that has helped her to realize just how truly special Nova Scotia is and she is happy to be living in the area again after many years away from home. 

She has a passion for group facilitation and activities, meaningful and heartfelt discussions over coffee, and loves sharing all that the city of Halifax has to offer. Playing games, gardening, book club and movies, as well as drinking cappuccinos on Monday morning and baking the perfect cookie are some of the things that put a smile on her face. 

Gillian can be reached at: gillian.macdonald@dal.ca

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant - Inbound

Tara Mody

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant (Inbound)

The Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant can be reached at inboundexchange@dal.ca  

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant - Outbound

Delainey Wescott

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant (Inbound)

The Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant can be reached at outboundexchange@dal.ca