Bishop’s University (BU) is an English-speaking school located in the French-speaking city of Sherbrooke, Canada. It is well-known for its broad-based liberal education program and for nurturing its students in a diverse, open atmosphere.

International students can’t help but choose Bishop’s University for their higher education abroad.

International Connection and Appeal

BU’s student body has over 2700 students and is one of the most diverse in Canada. Around 85% of the students are from over an hour away, 50% arrive from outside Quebec and 20% are international students from 60 different countries. This exciting mix of individuals from all around the world makes BU’s campus rich in culture and diversity. There is a deep understanding amongst faculty and staff in regards to the challenges international students face when they move away from home for the first time. The campus community offers support, guidance and motivation to overseas students throughout their time at Bishop’s University. 

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Campus and Residence Life

BU’s campus spans over 550 stunning acres with exceptional facilities and a number of student services. The university boasts seven residence halls, two libraries, two theatres, classrooms and laboratories, athletic facilities, a chapel and a music recital hall. There is a sports and recreation centre that houses three gyms, an indoor pool and an 800-seat arena. And that is not all - students can find a duck pond, a wildlife refuge, 10 tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a golf-course all within their campus boundaries.     

The residence halls at BU embody a vibrant, fun community where students are conveniently located near all the campus amenities. With over 100 students residing in each residence building, meeting new people is inevitable, and making new friends follows suit. There are many events and programs created for the on-campus residents which ensure that students always have a social outlet to fall back on for company and entertainment.

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Achieving National Recognition

Bishop’s University has received numerous accolades, some of which include being ranked as #1 in Canada for Overall Student Satisfaction by Maclean’s Magazine for a second year in a row, and UniversityHub gave it the top ranking as the Best University for Entrepreneurship. The National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) slotted BU in the top 10% of universities in North America for Collaborative Learning, Higher Order Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, Quality of Interaction and Supportive Environment.

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Experience a Liberal Education

Bishop’s University prides itself in being the only university in Quebec that offers a liberal, undergraduate educational model. This style of learning equips students with practical knowledge and a skill set that is catered to the workplace. Leadership, social responsibility, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and intercultural awareness are skills that are essential for any fresh graduate to have and be able to apply.

BU strives to produce global citizens who are curious about global affairs and are motivated enough to try to change society. Students learn to adapt to an ever-changing world that is more interconnected than ever before. Small class sizes enhance these ideas, making it possible for students and professors to engage on a one-on-one basis.

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The Infamous Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships region of Quebec have been labelled as one of the most beautiful regions in Canada by National Geographic Traveler. Situated at the rolling hills of this area is the bilingual borough of Lennoxville - home to Bishop’s University and its community.

For students who enjoy nature, Lennoxville is perfect for outdoor activities with hiking and biking trails, numerous lakes and rivers and eight different ski hills within a short distance of the campus. For those less-inclined to open-air adventures, there are also restaurants, pubs, theatres and shopping within easy reach. The town offers a safe and friendly environment to students from all around the world, creating a wonderful space for students to balance academics and extracurricular activities.

Lennoxville is only 10 minutes away from downtown Sherbrooke, 1.5 hours from Montreal, 2 hours from Quebec City and 4 hours from Boston, USA.

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