University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Requirements: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have at least one full year of collegiate study to participate in this program.
Financial responsibilities: Students are responsible for on-campus room and board fees, any required student activity fees through the university, travel to and from the institution, class materials, and any personal expenses.
Room and Board: There are several on- and off-campus housing facilities at the University of Saskatchewan. Voyageur Place has four residence halls, two for each gender. Residences are either under an academic or social-academic designation; academic halls are quiet 24 hours a day. Students can choose between smoking and non-smoking rooms. All bedrooms, lounges, and hallways in Voyageur Place are carpeted and there is a linen service each week. The rooms come furnished with a twin size bed, desk, chair, study lamp, clothes closet, and chest of drawers. Voyageur Place provides kitchenettes, common areas, study rooms, and fitness facilities for students, and all of the three residence halls have coin-operated laundry facilities in their basements. Single and double occupancy rooms are available. Contracts for Voyageur Place include meals as well as housing. Meals at U of S are all-you-can-eat style in the Upper Marquis Hall, which is near Voyageur Place. There are several other cafeterias and restaurants sprinkled around campus.
Classes: U of S includes 13 college, which is a broad grouping for related fields of study. The largest college within the university is that of the Arts and Sciences. Fields of study within this department are Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Other colleges of U of S include dentistry, commerce, engineering, law, kinesiology, veterinary medicine, and agriculture.
About Saskatoon: The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a safe, ethnically diverse city of about 230,000 in the province of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan borders the US states of North Dakota and Montana and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba to the east, Alberta to the west, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in the north. More than 20,000 students attend U of S, located on the South Saskatchewan River. This prairie region has four distinct seasons with long, warm summer days and brisk winters; Saskatoon is known as the sunniest city in Saskatchewan. The academic calendar consists of two 13-week terms, running from September to December and January to April. Saskatchewan is an Anglophone province, and classes at U of S are in English. The training academy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is in Saskatchewan.
Visit the official University of Saskatchewan website at http://www.usask.ca.