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"Nova Scotia has given me the ability to speak in English. In my country you would just learn grammar and content, but here you will learn how to speak it fluently"
Aungvitayatorn - Thailand
Study in Nova Scotia, a lot more than just an education.
If you choose to study in Nova Scotia, you will join more than 4,000 international students who have made the same choice. Each year, students from more than 140 countries come to Nova Scotia, Canada, to live and to get an education.
Nova Scotia is known as Canada's seacoast because it is nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. A decision to study abroad here means you are not only seizing an opportunity to get one of the best educations the world offers but you are also choosing a cultural experience like no other.
The province proudly boasts countless unspoiled beaches, awe-inspiring cliffs jutting into the ocean, and the highest tides in the world. Nova Scotia attracts millions of tourists to its historical landmarks, quaint towns and villages, and city life bursting with creative energy.
If your idea of fun is enjoying arts and entertainment or visiting museums and art galleries, or perhaps shopping, skating, skiing or snowboarding, you'll find it all right here. You might like to join a club, take up a sport or learn a new skill. The possibilities are endless. You can be as busy as you want to be or you can just kick back and relax. The choice is yours.
Besides its scenic beauty and outstanding educational institutions, Nova Scotia is also bursting with incredibly talented people. Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, international fiddling sensation Natalie MacMaster, J.D. Fortune of INXS, rising hockey star Sidney Crosby and Hollywood actor Donald Sutherland all come from Nova Scotia.
Blockbuster movies are also shot in Nova Scotia throughout the year. Our four distinct seasons provide a host of scenic backgrounds for film producers, and Nova Scotia towns are terrific shoot locations. Movies that have been produced here include The Scarlet Letter with Demi Moore and K-19: The Widowmaker with Harrison Ford. Even some of the Oscar-winning film Titanic was made in Nova Scotia.
If you enjoy music, Nova Scotia is the place to be. Talented singers and bands perform indoors and outdoors all year long, and the province is known for its fine songwriters.
For fans of radio and television, Nova Scotia has both mainstream and alternative radio stations, as well as broadcast, cable and satellite television that provides international entertainment, information and news programming.
You can see the latest movie releases in theatres throughout the province and catch special ones on the eight-storey-high screen of Halifax's IMAX theatre.
If you would like to work while you are studying in Nova Scotia, you will find many job opportunities, both on and off campus.
Many religions are represented here, so if you come to study abroad in Nova Scotia, you will have the opportunity to practice your faith.
If you would like more specific Nova Scotia facts and figures or information about student accommodations and services, arts and entertainment, shopping, staying active or working in Nova Scotia, see the additional content in this Student Life section.