University of Northern British Columbia
Much like FMU, the University of Northern British Columbia was created in response to a regional demand for excellent undergraduate education. Founded in 1994, it is already among the top three Canadian undergraduate research universities. UNBC has about 4300 students; its campus is in Prince George, a town of about 80,000 and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of northern British Columbia. Students therefore have the dual advantage of a bustling urban environment and easy access to outdoor activities in the forests and mountains of the area.
UNBC offers more than 60 academic disciplines in Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Fine Arts. Courses are taught in English. Emphasis is placed on research and small classes. In addition to a new Teaching and Learning Centre, the campus has an impressive athletic facility.
Courses available for you to enroll in include:
Deadline: March 1 for Fall; October 1 for Spring
Semester in Northern BC:
- Fall semester begins in September and ends in December
- Spring semester begins in January and ends in April
Temperatures in the Spring can reach -50 degrees at UNBC. Students unaccustomed to chilly conditions are encouraged to apply for the Fall semester.)
Housing: On-campus accommodation
For more information please visit the web site or contact the Liaison for this exchange program.
Dr. R. Seth Smith
Physics and Astronomy Department