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International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity

From the refugee crisis, to Brexit, to the US presidential election, issues of migration and identity have been central in 2016. This intensive summer course will bring together students and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. Students will gain a greater understanding of contemporary issues and policy debates in Canada and the EU. We’ll also make the most of our location in Halifax. The lectures will take place at the Pier 21 National Historic Site of Canada, which is now part of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Canada's newest national museum. The institute also features field trips that will allow students to engage with local minority communities, museums and historic sites.

The International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity offers visiting students a package that includes an intensive credit course, experiences beyond the classroom, an optional ESL course, orientation, and on-campus accommodations.

Why attend the International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity?

International perspectives

You’ll engage in seminar-style learning and discussion with experts from Canada and Europe.

Cultural experience

Halifax is an historic gateway to Canada and home to a diversity of communities. You’ll visit cultural and historic sites like Grand-Pré and the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21 and engage with local minority communities.

Save time

Taking a credit course over the summer can help lighten your overall course schedule and fit program requirements within a shorter period of time.

Campus experience

Experience the Dalhousie campus before transferring here or committing to fall or winter terms.

What can you expect?

The Summer Institute on Migration and Identity course is worth 3 credit hours and is condensed into two weeks.

Dalhousie credits are usually accepted for transfer credit by other universities. Students are responsible for ensuring approval of courses by their home university before applying. All university and faculty regulations apply to students taking summer courses. Visiting students must have a Letter of Permission from their institution to apply to Dalhousie.

If you are interested in attending at the graduate level, please contact the organizers directly to discuss.

All international students must also meet entry to Canada and immigration requirements. Contact the International Centre for assistance with immigration, health insurance and more.

Event Collaborators

The Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence

Dalhousie University European Studies Program

Dalhousie University Canadian Studies Program

Dalhousie University Office of International Relations

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

University of Groningen Centre for Canadian Studies