International Insurance Markets

Network with industry professionals in not one, but two amazing destinations

The International Insurance Markets program offers students the opportunity to explore two of the top insurance markets in the world. London is an ideal place for students to learn about their operation and the various roles of participants. It is a unique market that offers a broad spectrum of alternatives for risk managers. As a strong complement, Bermuda has risen to be the second most important market since the 1970’s. Its growth and reputation is due primarily to the facilities available to support alternative risk financing mechanisms other than traditional insurance. As an added bonus to this program, students will have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Bermuda Captive Conference and network with industry executives like insurance brokers, underwriters, risk managers, re-insurers and insurance company executives. Experience the warm winds flowing through Bermuda and the best of London’s urban charms while expanding your understanding of international business and the global insurance market!

Key information

Location

Bermuda

London, UK

Language

English

Semester

Spring 2023

Program type

Group Study

Application information

Application status

Open

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Application deadline

Limited spaces available. First come, first considered.

Additional requirements

This program has additional eligibility requirements.

Please view the program requirements in the eligibility section below.

Information sessions

In-Person: October 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM rm SH 447

Virtual: October 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM on Zoom

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Risk Management

Haskayne School of Business: Risk Management program

Have questions?

For more information, please contact the program instructor, Anne Kleffner kleffner@ucalgary.ca
or the Haskayne Program Administrator, Angie Miglialo angie.miglialo@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

For application and registration support, please contact group.study@ucalgary.ca

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Program Details

Questions about these courses should be directed to the program instructor.

Please note: course descriptions are tentative and subject to change.

  1. Courses Offered

    Students on this program are required to take:

    RMIN 559.02: Selected topics: International Insurance Markets (3 credits)

    and will choose one of the following two options:

    MGST 597.08: Fnce Risk Foreign Operation (3 credits)

    UNIV 501.25: Culture: London/Bermuda (3 credits)

    This program provides 2 courses (6 units) in total.

  2. Prerequisites

    RMIN 559.02: RMIN 317 or consent of department

    MGST 597.XX: consent of department

    UNIV 501.XX: consent of department

  1. Pre-departure

    Date TBD, Calgary: Mandatory pre-departure orientation

    May 3, 10, 17 & 24, Calgary: Mandatory pre-departure academic sessions

  2. In-field

    May 29: Travel to Bermuda via Ontario

    May 30: Arrive in Bermuda and get settled

    May 31-June 1: Lectures and tutorials

    June 2-3: Meet with industry executives

    June 4: Depart Bermuda for London

    June 5: Arrive in London

    June 6-9: Meet with industry executives

    June 10: Depart for Calgary or further travel

    For a comprehensive program itinerary, please click here

  3. Post-field

    Assignments and deadlines to be confirmed

  1. Costs

    The estimated cost of the International Insurance Markets Group Study Program is $7,479. This includes tuition, airfare, field trips, local transportation, accommodations and meals. 

    For the full cost breakdown and payment deadlines, please see the program Student Cost Summary.

    Important information regarding deposit payments: Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits secure your space in the program and allows payment for logistical arrangements to be made in advance.

  2. Funding

    International Study Travel Grant: Students studying abroad may be eligible for the University of Calgary's International Study Travel Grant. For more information on eligibility, application details and deadlines please click here.

    This program is partially funded by the Haskayne School of Business Student Experience Funds. These funds are administered by the Faculty.

    Students are also eligible to apply for the William H. McGannon Foundation scholarships. Find more information, dates and links to the application here.

    Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. We are able to provide you with a letter confirming your participation in the program for funding purposes. Please email group.study@ucalgary.ca to request a letter.

    Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider.

    Click here for more info on funding opportunities!

All accommodations will be safe, clean and appropriate for student groups.

For more information, please contact the program instructor or Haskayne program administrator.

This program is open to all Haskayne School of Business students in good academic standing with the appropriate pre-requisite courses. Preference is given to RMIN concentration students. Actuarial Science students in 3rd year or above will also be considered. 

Applications will be considered when all required documents are received.

Announcements on whether you have been selected to the program will not be distributed until after the November 15 deadline.

  1. Statement of Purpose

    Please tell us why you want to study abroad, why you have selected this particular program (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how this program will meet your academic objectives and/or complement your degree, how you plan to finance your program and why you should be selected.

    The Statement of Purpose is submitted within your online application (max 500 words).

    Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you compose your statement of purpose in advance in Word to check for spelling, grammar and word count, and then paste it into the online application.

  2. Unofficial Transcript

    You will need to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript to your RAISA application. Click here for a step-by-step guide to access your unofficial transcript.

  3. Meeting with the Instructor

    You may be asked to meet with the professor to determine if you are a good fit for the program. If that is the case, you will be contacted by the instructor for a meeting.

Please ensure that you have read the Group Study Program General FAQs thoroughly before applying.

Insurance is seen as a conservative industry [in Canada] but after having the chance to explore it on a global scale, I realized that there are a lot of exciting and dynamic opportunities, making a career in this field more enticing.

Katee (2016 participant)

Getting started

Program-Specific Info Sessions

Info sessions are scheduled for every Group Study Program. Attending an info session is not required to apply, but strongly recommended as it will give you an opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the travel experience.

We also recommend watching Global Learning 101 for general information.

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Global Learning Advising

If you have questions about this program, you can meet with one of our Global Learning Advisors by emailing group.study@ucalgary.ca or booking an appointment through the link below.

1. Select "Advising"
2. Select “Study Abroad”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Select your program advisor to view available times.

Book an appointment

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how a Group Study Program might align with your degree.

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

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Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.

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The advisor for the program is: David Boggs

International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.