Study in Canada
Study in Canada in Year 2 as Part of your Single Honours Geography Degree
The possibility exists for Year 2 students who do Single Honours Geography to attend the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada for one whole academic year. Instead of doing Year 2 in Canterbury, you will go to Canada and study from Early September until April. The Grades you receive there will be transferred and count towards your second year at Christ Church. Once you have completed and passed your exams in Canada, you will then proceed into Year 3 the following year.
The University of Lethbridge has a student population of about 8,000 people and is of similar size and stature to Christ Church. Lethbridge is a city of approximately 72,000 people located in the Prairies of Southern Alberta. It is about 2 hours drive south of Calgary, host city of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Lethbridge is located about a one hour drive from the USA border crossing into Glacier National Park, Montana and is only about an hour and half drive from the Waterton National Park and the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Studying in Canada will provide you with a tremendous opportunity to expand your geographical knowledge as well as allowing you to do it in an environment very different from the one you're used to. The scenery, the climate, the people….the whole experience is very different. You will also have the opportunity to experience a range of courses you would not be able to take in Canterbury. The University is very modern, has excellent facilities and no doubt will offer you a fantastic year of study.
Link directly to University of Lethbridge Geography Department below
At this web site you can get information on courses, the University, the Geography staff at Lethbridge, or go on a virtual field trip of Southern Alberta to get a feel for the type of place you would be going to. You can always search the world wide web if you want more information about the City of Lethbridge.
If you have any questions about the opportunity to go on such an exchange please contact Dr. Dan Donoghue, who is the Exchange Coordinator.
On a personal note Dr. Donoghue studied in Alberta while a student himself and found it a most rewarding and enjoyable experience.