Algoma is an excellent option for students looking to translate their degree into a career in Canada. At Algoma, there are plenty of opportunities to work while you study whether through the co-op or work study programs. Co-op is a particularly attractive option to students studying in the business and computer science streams. These students can earn a considerable amount of money during their studies to help offset the cost of their education.
If finances are a concern, ask about Algoma’s generous scholarship program for international students. Good students are rewarded for their hard work.
At Algoma University, no student is just another “face in the crowd.” Algoma is a highly interactive community of about 1500 students from all over the world. The University’s small size provides many advantages for students. It is easy to make friends with other students, professors get to know their students by name and the compact campus makes Canadian winters easier to tolerate.
DIVERSE STUDENT BODY
Algoma is an exceptionally diverse university. Approximately 25% of its students are international from over 30 different countries, while 10% are Indigenous Canadians. There are lots of opportunities to learn from other cultures at Algoma University.
One of the key values at Algoma University is inclusion. “At Algoma U, every student will find a place to belong.” Algoma got top marks in the 2011 National Student Survey on Engagement (NNSE), which surveys things such as student engagement and accessibility of instructors outside the classroom.
Algoma is conveniently located in the centre of Canada in the beautiful Northern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie (pronounced Soo Saint Marie). Algoma’s location is a definite advantage. It is a short flight or bus ride from Toronto and sits right on the border with the United States making cross border travel easy. Opportunities to explore the surrounding areas are endless. A few popular activities are boat tours of the Sault Locks and Lake Superior, Riding the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, skiing in the winter and experiencing the natural beauty of each of Canada’s four seasons !