CLIC - International Development: Education
This program involves a 2-3 week on-campus course on theories of education and mental development, followed by a one-week service-learning component at a primary school for the children of rural to urban migrants.
Summer 2022 applications
Apply from November 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below. Open to Canadian citizens only.
Summer 2023 applications
Open November 1, 2022
This program looks at education development from both an urban and a rural perspective. It includes school visits and the opportunity to teach English during the field trip to the rural school.
Students will receive credit for EAST 400 at UCalgary.
May 27 - June 24, 2020 (tentative dates, check back in Jan. 2020)
Students are responsible for their flights, health insurance, visas, vaccinations, food, and their additional travel budgets. There are also approximately $600 in additional fees that are not covered by the CLIC funding to cover the field trip and transportation portions of the program.
While many of the in country costs during the program are covered by the CLIC funding described below, students should plan to have access to sufficient funds for the first month of their program as the stipend functions more like a reimbursement since it's not disbursed until at least 2-4 weeks into the program.
CLIC funding is provided through two different sources: the CLIC Member Institution and the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
CLIC-CSC funding is provided to all students of CLIC Universities studying in China. This funding includes:
-tuition costs paid to ECNU
- housing subsidy at the host university (if living in on-campus housing)
- monthly stipend (paid in China, usually towards the end of the program)
- free Chinese medical coverage (although students will still be required to purchase a Canadian travel medical plan to supplement the Chinese coverage)
The CLIC Member Institutions have also provided funding towards these programs. University of Calgary students will receive this funding through the CLIC Grant (amount to be determined based on number of eligible participants.) Apply via the International Study Travel Grant application.
Students will live in the dormitory in shanghai and with host families in Tongzi during the service learning week.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time undergraduate students at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7(B-).
Please note: Only Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
Global Learning 101
Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
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.
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 study abroad 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 Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.