University of Calgary students have many study abroad options available to them. They can jet across Europe or Southeast Asia with a Geography Group Study program, immerse in the language and culture of Spain, France or China, do an internship in Washington D.C., or learn about international insurance markets in Bermuda and London. They may even choose to study at one of more than 80 exchange partner universities worldwide for a semester or a year.
More than 1,000 students “internationalize” their degrees through exchanges or group study programs every year, says Colleen Packer, manager of international learning programs.
“They can spend a summer, semester or year on one of more than 150 programs worldwide and earn credit toward their major, minor or options,” she says. “Not only do our programs allow students to continue paying University of Calgary tuition, there is funding available specifically for study abroad.”
At Go Global Day on Wednesday, Sept. 23, students can visit the Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MacEwan Student Centre’s north courtyard. They can check out all the exciting study abroad opportunities and select the one that’s right for them.
In addition, the Study Abroad office has invited many other organizations that offer study, volunteer and working abroad opportunities so students can connect directly to these representatives to find out about their offerings.
Just a few of the attending programs waiting to be discovered by interested students include: AIESEC Calgary, Alberta Abroad, Alberta-Saxony Intercultural Internship Program, Alberta-Smithsonian Internship Program, UCalgaryCares, The Washington Center, CRCC Asia Internships, University of Calgary Faculty of Science Exchanges or Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme.
There are many opportunities for students to study, volunteer and work abroad and get an unforgettable experience they'll remember for the rest of their lives.