Want to Travel While Earning University Credits?

By University of Calgary Modified on February 16, 2019

The academic, career, and personal benefits of study abroad programs


University is an adventure full of opportunities and new experiences. A great way to take that adventure even further is with a study abroad program or other travel opportunities that can be incorporated into your program.

So many options to choose from
Programs in all UCalgary undergraduate faculties–medicine, business, engineering, education, the arts, social work, kinesiology, nursing, and science –offer study abroad opportunities. Each year, more than 1,200 UCalgary students travel to over 45 countries to study, work and research.

One unique UCalgary opportunity is Haskayne’s Semester at Sea. Students explore up to 15 countries while learning from leading faculty, getting hands-on experience and earning academic credit.

Read about some of the many student adventures on UCalgary’s study abroad blog.

Benefits that last a lifetime
The university partners with some of the world’s top-ranked institutions, providing interesting classes you won’t find locally to allow UCalgary students to earn credit toward their degree while studying in another country.

Multiple studies have shown the academic and career benefits of studying abroad, such as higher GPAs, graduate school acceptance rates and starting salaries. Your study abroad experience can be built into a resume or interview. It prepares you for an international workplace and helps build your professional network.

And going abroad doesn’t necessarily mean dipping into your savings. Students pay their regular UCalgary tuition and aren’t required to pay international student fees. They can apply for additional funding for overseas studies while remaining eligible for provincial student loans.

Studying abroad can be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s an opportunity to live in another country, gain independence and see the world from different perspectives.

For more information, visit ucalgary.ca/uci/abroad.