Two silhouetted figures, jumping with arms outstretched, on a narrow cliff overlooking a fjord with sun peeking through the clouds

OPEN PROGRAMS: Winter 2025


Banner image credit: Megan Mussenden, JD student and exchange alumni, and winner of the 2023 UCalgary International Photo Contest

Interested in studying abroad while earning credits for your UCalgary degree?

Participate in a spring/summer, fall or winter exchange this year. We have program options for students from all faculties! Students going on an exchange with a partner institution pay tuition to UCalgary and are eligible for awards, scholarships, and student loans.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring/Summer 2024 - already passed
  • Fall 2024 - already passed
  • Winter 2025 - August 15, 2024

Find the full list of open programs below. Please refer to the program pages for more information on dates, course offerings, and costs.


Raechelle with friends at Plaza

Raechelle Wight- Madrid, Spain

Exchange options

South Africa















United Kingdom


New Zealand


Your Next Steps

Before you apply

1. Narrow down your options by considering factors like country, course offerings in the host school, program dates and logistics. 

2. Read more about this on the host university's exchange page.

3. Apply to your top pick through our application portal - RAISA


After you apply

1. Wait to hear back from the Global Learning Advisor for your program on the application decision. Please allow us 1-2 weeks to get back to you. 

2. If you get accepted to a summer or fall program, you will be invited to attend a full-day mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) on Saturday, March 23rd. 

Students applying for the winter term will attend the winter PDO in October. 

3. Gain more understanding about your upcoming program, by reading through FAQs: 

4. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated on important deadlines and events! 

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.