Department of Modern Languages & Classics

Contact Us

Dr. Rohini Bannerjee (Chair)

Office: MN 422
Phone: 902-420-5814




Dr. Alison Barclay
Office: MN 425
Phone: 902-420-5816

Dr. Myles McCallum
Office: MN 424
Phone: 902-420- 5815

Dr. John Plews
Office: MN 431
Phone: 902-420-5813

Dr. Adam Spires
Office: MN 421
Phone: 902-491-6209

Dr. Charles Beaupré (on leave)
MN 430
Office Phone: 902-420-5809

Dr. Alexandre Avdulov
MN 428
Office Phone: 902-420-5807

Study Abroad Programs  



Dr. Jean Jacques Defert
MN 420

Alliance française d'Halifax
Activités culturelles
Club de lecture
Cours de français

Study Spanish in Mexico
Dr. Andrés Arteaga
Office MN 418
Phone: 902-420-5811

Student Abroad Programs

The Modern Languages and Classics Department would like to offer you the opportunity to study aboard this year. Many of our programs offer our students the chance to have a life altering experience by studying abroad.  Depending your area of study your interested may take to France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Mexico.  Our programs allow to you further your educational background and at the same live and experience these countries by seeing and learning about their cultures.

For more information please your respective program coordinator or visit Miyuki Arai . In order to attend any of these programs, you must attend a mandatory pre-departure information session hosted by the International Activities Centre.   


Study Abroad in Angers

  • One Month 6.0 Credits  
  • One Semester. 15.0 Credits
  •  A full academic year. 30 Credits 
  • September + Full Academic Year 36.0 Credits All credits are recognized by Saint Mary’s
  • University cost varies due to length of the stay
  • Dates for the two Academic Semesters
            Fall semester Sept 29th to Jan 28th
             Winter semester Jan 31st to June 4th
              Summers Months June 27th to July 23rd
                                              August 1st to 27th
                                                     August 29th to Sept 24th  


The German Program offers multiple opportunities and locations in Germany to relocate and study. Canadian Summer School in Germany 
            Study through Goethe Institute
The DAAD offers scholarships for Students who qualify  
Lastly, Student are also given the opportunity to Teach English in a German school.

 for more information please contact Dr. John Plews 

Study Spanish in Mexico
All levels of CEPE available
Most have taken SPAN 1000 or SPAN 2204 or 2205 which equals out to a one full year in Spanish or 6 credit hours.
6 week course is credible for 120 hours 
Spring 2017 Session May 7th, 2017
Summer 2017 Session June 25th,2017
Full cost for program $2500
$450 for Tuition, materials and registration
$300 for Monthly rent
$300 for Monthly Living expenses
Plus Round trip flight
Program Coordinator Dr. Andres Arteaga 
Air Travel
Lonely Plant
 Travel Insurance
Your local personal bank will also have travel insurance online that have different rates for travel insurance. Costs will vary based your length of stay. 


Information about living in France for a period of time. 
Prices for different Visa types can be found here and well the “Schengen Visa (type D)” and the  “Long Term” Visa.  Campus France 
This may help with clarifying questions about your Visa. 
Your local personal bank will also have travel insurance online that have different rates for travel insurance. Costs will vary based your length of stay.
Pre-departure Forms

Studying in Germany

Apply early! This program is popular & available slots go fast!
Up to 65 Canadian students (and international students at Canadian universities) can attend a German immersion study program in Kassel in the German province of Hessen. The Canadian students study German language and culture in Kassel and live with German families for 6½ weeks in May and June. The program includes a trip to Berlin and other cities, concerts, theatre, opera, sports events, and other cultural activities. The program offers 6-credit-hour second-year, third-year, and fourth-year German courses. Students receive one full-year transfer credit at their home university in Canada.
The Canadian Year in Freiburg
Canadian students can study for a whole year in Freiburg, at the edge of the Black Forest, under the supervision of local professors. This program is organized by Acadia University. Participants must complete two years of university German before attending this program. They receive transfer credit at their home university.
Study at German and Austrian Universities
Numerous universities in Germany and Austria as well as private organizations (including the Goethe Institut) offer summer courses in German language and culture for students from all countries. More information can be obtained through the Internet. Students can receive transfer credits for successfully completing such courses. Special summer courses charge tuition, but regular scheduled courses at German universities are free for all who wish to attend.    
Saint Mary’s International Exchanges
Saint Mary’s University offers opportunities to study at institutions in Germany:
Justus Liebig University of Giessen
This exchange allows a SMU student to take an intensive German language program followed by courses in a variety of fields, mostly taught in German.
The Fachhochschule Konstanz (Constance University of Applied Sciences)
Provides programming in English for students of commerce as well as some basic German language courses. Some scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Visa info (for long stays)
The University of Frankfurt
Provides a wide range of courses taught in German or English.
Teach English as a Foreign Language in Germany
The German Pedagogical Exchange Service (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst or “PAD”) offers graduating students Teaching Assistantships in Germany. It is recommended that applicants complete 3 years of university-level German language before applying. Participants spend one school year at a German elementary or secondary school, where they provide conversation classes in English and in-class support to German teachers of English. Participants receive a stipend (approx. €800.00 per month) to cover living expenses in Germany and the airfare is often reimbursed by PAD.
Study Abroad Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) encourages advanced students to apply for study abroad scholarships. Preference is given to candidates who need to improve their German because they plan to pursue their studies in Germany in another field. This further study would also be financed by DAAD.
For more information on any of the above, contact Dr. Plews 
Before leaving for any of these programs be sure to contact  International Activities about the pre departure sessions. These sessions are mandatory and offer students useful information living another country. Below are several documents that need to submitted to International Activites: