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Canadian Studies Program


Did you know?

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world but has the smallest economy among the most advanced countries in the world.
  • Canada has French and English as its national languages.
  • Canada, not Japan or China, is the largest single trading partner of the United States with $500 billion worth of annual trade between them.
  • The U.S. is the single largest investor with many U.S. multinational corporations doing business in Canada. Canada is the fourth largest investor in the United States.
  • The term “global village” was first coined some 40 years back by Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian.
  • Canada calls its “native Canadians” the “First Nations."
  • Canada, not the Middle East, is the largest supplier of energy to the United States.

If these points come as a little surprise to you, you should learn more about Canada, our friendly neighbor to the north.

Students can pursue a minor in Canadian studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Canadian studies program will give you a stronger academic focus by experiencing:

  • A vibrant international atmosphere on campus
  • The integration with faculty, students and staff from the U.S., Canada and from countries around the world on our campus
  • An appreciation of Canada’s cultures
  • Intercultural experiences in Canada
  • Bilingualism and multiculturalism
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