Living in Muenster
The College is nestled on 500 scenic acres of mixed forest and organic farmlands in east central Saskatchewan, Canada. St. Peter's is located approximately 1 hour east of the City of Saskatoon on the edge of the Village of Muenster. The College is surrounded by many small communities in a rural setting. The nearest city, Humboldt, population 5700, is only 9 kilometres away.
Muenster has four distinct seasons, with the temperature rising or falling dramatically between summer and winter. Temperatures range from +30°C to -40°C. Saskatchewan is very sunny and there are many beautiful sunshine filled days in Muenster. The weather in Muenster can be very unpredictable—with dramatic fluctuations possible in the temperature during the same day. It is advisable that you check the weather forecast every day before going outside to ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing. Source: World Climate
The Village of Muenster has a full range of services such as a restaurant, bank, grocery store, school, post office, bus depot, hotel with bar. Sports are an important part of Muenster the home of the Muenster Red Sox, a Senior Baseball team. The Red Sox played in the North Central Baseball League from 1964-2003 and have since played in the Saskatoon Senior League. The community is also active in hockey, soccer and curling, as well as, various other sports and recreational organizations.
|Photo courtesy of City of Humboldt|
The City of Humboldt has clothing, grocery and drug stores, a wide variety of restaurants, fast food outlets, a full service hospital, medical clinic, movie theatre, fitness centres, indoor swimming pool, hockey arena, curling rink, golf course, baseball diamonds, hotels, bars, car dealerships and much, much more.
International students may drive in Saskatchewan for the period during which they are students if:
- they are non-residents temporarily in Saskatchewan for the purpose of attending an educational institution;
- they hold a valid Study Permit and are registered full-time; and
- they carry with them a valid licence from their home country. (Note: The license must be for the class of vehicle the student intends to drive—i.e. someone with a license to operate a car may not operate a motorcycle or commercial truck unless another class of license is obtained.
Please see Saskatchewan Government Insurance to determine whether you can drive in Canada.
Medical insurance is important for your health and wellbeing. International students who come to Canada directly from another country are eligible to receive coverage starting the day they arrive in Saskatchewan. To receive coverage you must apply to be registered with Saskatchewan Health. Application forms are available at the Front Office, or you can download it from Saskatchewan Health.