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StFX Office of Internationalization tops in Canada, sixth globally, in international student survey

May 28th, 2020

When it comes to student satisfaction, the StFX Office of Internationalization has had a glowing report, ranking #1 in Canada, and #6 globally.

The results come from a student satisfaction survey called the International Student Barometer, which was conducted this past fall by I-graduate, an organization that collects comprehensive survey data from institutions globally. In all, students responded from 216 universities in 19 countries.  

StFX topped the "International Office" category in Canada and ranked #6 globally. And that wasn’t the only good news. Other highlights for StFX from the survey included:

•    Number one in student satisfaction for the process of application to admission.

•    Number two in the world for learning support.

•    Strong results for engagement with faculty and the quality of education.

•    Strong satisfaction with the support students receive arriving at StFX.

StFX had 49 per cent of its international students participate in the survey.

“I was so pleased that almost half of the international students at StFX participated in the survey and that they are having such a positive experience at StFX. Being voted the number one international office in Canada was very special as it shows the work we are doing is truly supporting international students,” says Larissa Strong, StFX Director of Internationalization.

“StFX focuses on academic excellence and the student experience. By prioritizing students and providing them with the individual attention that a small university can offer, students have a great experience here. This is all supported by remarkable faculty, staff, and alumni.”

Ms. Strong says a majority of Atlantic Canadian universities participated in the survey thanks to the generous financial support received from the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

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