For program information, please reference the UGo Groups program pages.
For application and registration support, please contact the Group Study Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are part of a group
Throughout the course of this program, you will be working in a cohort with your classmates and professors. You will be taking all of your courses online together for the duration of the program. This will ensure continuity of ideas, group dynamics, program themes, and schedules.
The course content is linked
These programs are designed around a theme and so the content from the courses included are intertwined and can be used to inform assignments in more than one course. This means that you will have a more immersive and deep experience than you would if you were to take two or three separate courses this Spring or Summer.
By participating in these programs, you have the potential to develop your international network by working on projects and assignments with students from our partner institutions and organizations or companies affiliated with the course. This will help you to develop your intercultural skills, increase your self-awareness within the program discipline, and make academic and professional connections in other parts of the world.
Small class sizes
Your class will be limited to between 10-20 students. This means that you will have an increase in discussions, more face-to-face interactions with your peers and professors, and more guidance from your professors.
All programs are affiliated with Global Learning outcomes
On top of the in-class benefits, you will join a growing group of students who participate in virtual global learning programs. This means that these programs are aligned with the UCalgary International Strategy and Intercultural Competency Development plan. We will be offering support through your group study program advisors and optional supplementary programming to help you achieve your global learning goals.
Please check the program page before applying and ensure that you meet all eligibility and application requirements. You can then fill out the online application for your desired program.
In the "Course List" section of the application, please indicate whether you are seeking individual courses or a full semester courseload. Some faculties may already be offering a listing of their online UGo Groups Programs, while others may not announce which courses they will offer until closer to the start of the semester. We encourage you all to have some flexibility or back-up programs in mind.
Note: Reference letters are not required to apply for UGo Groups Programs.
Unless otherwise specified, the only costs associated with this program are the tuition and fees affiliated with for-credit courses on campus. For more information on Spring/Summer 2021 tuition, please view the Tuition and General Fees section of the UCalgary 2020/2021 Academic Calendar.
Also, be sure to check out our Funding page with many options for awards offered by organizations and departments associated with the University of Calgary and our International programs.
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.
If you have questions about this program, you can meet with one of our Group Study Advisors by emailing email@example.com or booking an appointment through the link below.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Select #2, "Study Abroad Advising", to view available times.
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.
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.