Halifax, on the Eastern coast of Nova Scotia, is a city of 400,000 people, and is the major education, shopping, and entertainment center for the Maritimes. There are seven colleges and universities in Halifax, and the student population is reflected by the number of festivals and events, the excellent dining and shopping, and the flourishing music scene (read all about it in [http://www.thecoast.ca The Coast]). Halifax has a rich history of welcoming visitors; [http://www.pier21.ca/ Pier 21], now a museum, was once the gateway for 1.5 million immigrants as they made their way into Canada. Halifax is a well-known player on the world's stage - for its role the [http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/ne/visit13.aspx War of 1812], for it's role in the [http://www.pc.gc.ca/canada/proj/cfc-ugrr/itm2-com/pg01_e.asp underground railroad], as the final resting ground for those lost on the [http://titanic.gov.ns.ca/ Titanic], the [http://www.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/ Halifax Explosion], and now as the host of the preeminent discourse on global politics at the [http://halifaxtheforum.org/ Halifax International Security Forum]. While you are here, don't forget to check out Halifax's parks, beaches, farmer's markets, eight award-wining micro-breweries, and local institutions like the [http://www.neptunetheatre.com/ Neptune Theatre]!
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
[http://www.dal.ca Dalhousie University], founded in 1818, and is the second oldest university in Canada. It is centrally located in Halifax, and its two campuses constitute 80 acres of buildings and greenspace. Dal is home to over 17,000 students each year, in 180 different degree programs, in 11 faculties. The Dalhousie Medical School began in 1868, and consistently produces some of the highest achieving physicians in Canada. The undergraduate program was recently restructured to a more fully integrated curriculum, and is at the leading edge of educational technology with the real-time "satellite" campus in St. John, New Brunswick. The Dal Med program features early interaction with patients in clinic, elective clinical placements, and strong support for the medical humanities. Please visit the [http://www.medicine.dal.ca/ university website] to find out more about our school!
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Dalhousie Univeristy does not accept incoming SCORE students.
The student will be provided with $100 pocket money for food and other necessities upon arrival.
The LEO will help arrange this for you. Options include staying with a medical student, local housing with alumni, International House, Residence options during summer months, local hostels (Halifax Backpackers Hostel, and Halifax International Hostel), http://www.destinationhalifax.com/where-to-stay
Please see http://www.destinationhalifax.com/where-to-stay for some more information on where to stay in Halifax.
The LEO will help arrange transportation to and from the airport to downtown Halifax where you will reside, study and find all your needs met. For information on getting around in Halifax, please see http://www.halifax.ca/transit/index.php.
Varies depending on season and interests, however the med classes at Dal are very close-knit and have weekly social engagements that will include you! The bar scene in Halifax is lively and there are lots of outdoor adventures to take part in.