Why You Should Choose the University of Ottawa: Political Haven

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, UOttawa is the place to be if you’re into politics. There are always opportunities to attend events with prominent guest speakers-just this week Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s premier, gave a speech on campus. You can also get involved with the student federation, the student associations, and any of the over 100 clubs on campus. The campus is also very environmentally friendly-no bottled water is sold, cafeteria containers are compostable, and a transit pass is included in your tuition, which lets you see the city with ease! Perhaps one of the most unique things about UOttawa is the bilingual nature of campus. Many courses are offered in both official languages, and there are numerous opportunities to learn more about French Canadian culture.

Some of my favourite English courses included “Science Fact and Science Fiction” and “American Literature”. I also got to participate in the Model UN course, where you spend the semester preparing to represent a country at the national conference in New York. UOttawa also offers the opportunity to do exchanges and internships. Personally, I’ve spent a semester studying in Switzerland, and will be doing an internship in Latvia this summer. Finally, many of the programs offer a coop option, which can be a great way to gain work experience.

If you want to find out more about UOttawa, feel free to message me through my NSN profile!

Natalie Ashton is the Director of the NSN’s Student Ambassador program. She is currently studying at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. 


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