New where, I hear you say? And herein lies the best kept secret of this unique university - it is located in a province that most people have never visited and probably can't even point to on a map. But it is surprisingly accessible - this university actually overlooks the border with Maine, and is popular with students from the US and Canada because of its convenient location.
Started in the 70s, St. Stephen's University has been sending students to Europe and Asia for years, giving them a fantastic cross-cultural experience, and letting them discover history in 3D. It works. Students from SSU have not just studied history in books - they've stood in the World War II trenches, sat in gondolas in Venice and stared up at Gaudi's cathedral in Barcelona. This bring education to life, making this Liberal Arts degree an experience, rather than a string of essays.
Christian community is vitally improtant to SSU. They welcome students from all kinds of backgrounds and denominations, and from all stages in life's journey. Students live in a big house together, where they study, sleep, eat and Facebook, learning to share life in a meaningful way with each other.
The whole experience is a great foundaton for adult life, preparing students to think, to communicate, and to engage with God and the world. SSU is the kind of place you wish you had known about before you went where you went. But if it's not too late for you, check it out at http://www.ssu.ca and see how four years in New Brunswick could change your life.
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St. Stephen's University is a small and unique Christian university in New Brunswick, Canada, offering an amazing Travel Study Program as an integral part of a Liberal Arts degree.