Academic Advisors for Study Abroad

Before applying to study abroad

Before applying, you must ask your academic advisor about:

  • How study abroad would fit into your degree.
  • When you can go abroad in your degree, and if you want to go on multiple programs, making a plan for that with your advisor.
  • What type and level of courses should you take abroad in order to meet your degree requirements.

Once accepted to a program

You should then ask your academic advisor more specific course questions regarding transfer credit, like: 

  • How might the courses you plan to take at your host university transfer back to UCalgary?  

Once you return

It's recommended (but not required) to follow up with your academic advisor again following your return, to finalize credit transfer questions.

Tip: this also helps to speed up the transfer credit process!

The individual program web pages on our site (which can be found using the program finder) should detail information on credit transfer, expected course load, and other general academic information like where to find courses. All pages should include:

  • how many credits on your program or at your host university = a 3 unit (half course) at UCalgary
  • what the expected credit/courseload is on your program/at your host university
  • how to find courses, or a link to courses at your your host university or program. If you have questions about this, please contact the relevant exchange advisor for your program.

If you are concerned about your GPA and eligibility, we want to support you! We strongly recommend using the free resources provided by the Student Success Centre on campus, located on the 3rd floor of TFDL. Speak with Academic Development Specialists, attend in-person or online seminars, or book 1-on-1 advising.

Select academic advisors at the Arts Advising Office (SS 102) are trained for study abroad/exchange advising.
Please login to the Learning Support and Advising Portal and select:

  • "Book an Appointment" (blue button)
  • "Arts Advising Appointments"
  • "Book by Appointment Type"
  • "International Exchange Advising" and book an available appointment.

Please make note of the appointment location, date, and time as you won't be sent a reminder and more than 2 unexplained no-shows may result in you being blocked from the system. 

NOTE for Non-Arts Majors (e.g. Students in Haskayne, Schulich, etc.): Even if taking option courses abroad, you should be reviewing your academic plan early with your primary faculty's academic advisors for exchange (see relevant drop-down section below). 

Letters of Permission are not required for exchanges, but you must discuss course approvals with one of the arts academic advisors. Book in using the instructions above. The Arts Advisors may also refer you to the Department Advisors for specific course approvals, which may require course outlines.

Please contact Sarah Hawley (née Hogan), Undergraduate Advisor, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (TRW 3rd floor, 3D25)

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor above. Course outlines are required for the evaluation, so you must provide them to the advisor as soon as you are able.

Please contact Jennifer Logan (O’Brien G503) 

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor above. Course outlines are required for the evaluation, so you must provide them to the advisor as soon as you are able.

For undergrad academic & exchange advising:
All Haskayne majors and minors must request and check the transfer equivalencies spreadsheet and the transfer credit database to see if their preferred courses have previously transferred. If your course is not on either list please contact the exchange advisors about the course(s) you wish to take, for both business and non-business courses. Non-Haskayne students should book in through their own faculty for advising on business options. 

Undergraduate students can book an appointment to discuss outgoing exchanges online (http://success.ucalgary.ca). Please select "HSB Advising Appointments", then select "Book By Provider" and select appointments from the advisors below, based on region:

  • For exchanges to Asia, Australia, North America, and Semester at Sea, please book with Tara Luterbach
  • For exchanges to Europe and Ireland, please book with Stacey McGregor

For MBA student academic & exchange advising:
Outgoing Academic Advisor (and Haskayne exchange advisor): Contact Zhiwei Han (SH 350)

For Letters of Permission:
Please contact your relevant Haskayne academic advisor above with any questions about your Letter of Permission. Exchange students must have course approvals arranged before they depart and are asked to submit their Letter of Permission through their Student Centre a few weeks before departure. Edits can be made by the exchange advisors if necessary once course registration at the host institution is finalized.

Please contact Jason Ng, Education Coordinator. 

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) is located at the Foothills campus:
Health Research Innovation Centre 
Room 1A10 
3330 Hospital Drive NW 

For a Letter of Permission, please contact the advisor above. 

Please visit the Kinesiology Undergraduate Academic Advising Office, KNB 142 in the Kinesiology Complex 

For hours, please visit the link above.

T: 403.220.7018 or 403.220.3407
E: knesinfo@ucalgary.ca

For Letters of Permission, please visit this link for more info. Letters must be obtained before departure for exchange. Apply for the LOP through your My U of C student centre as soon as you have the list of courses you are applying for at the host university. Course outlines or any updates to the LOP must be emailed to kinesinfo@ucalgary.ca 

Please contact Angela Gallo-Dewar (MFH 2387)

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor above by email.

Please visit the Faculty of Nursing's Undergraduate Programs Office, located on the ground floor of the Professional Faculties building on main campus (PF 1239)  Liana Hustak will be your main point of contact there - the advising office hours are listed in the link above. 

T: 403-220-4636 
E: nursing@ucalgary.ca

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor above to discuss which programs have nursing credit and which would be extra to degree. Apply for the LOP through your My U of C student centre. 

Select academic advisors at the Undergraduate Science Centre (Science B, Room 149) are trained for study abroad/exchange advising.
To book an appointment, please login to the Learning Support and Advising Portal and select:

  • "Book an Appointment" (blue button)
  • "Science Advising Appointments"
  • "Book by Appointment Type"
  • "Exchange Student Advising" and book an available appointment.

Please make note of the appointment location, date, and time as you won't be sent a reminder and more than 2 unexplained no-shows may result in you being blocked from the system.

Letters of Permission are not required for exchanges, but you must discuss course approvals with one of the science academic advisors. The Science Advisors may also refer you to the Department Advisors for specific course approvals, which may require course outlines.

Please contact Maria Soos-Gonczol (PF3282) for course based study abroad programs.

For students on a practicum exchange please contact Lorraine Letkemann

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor(s) above. 

Please contact Jonas Tenold (PF 2186)

For Letters of Permission, please contact the advisor(s) above. 

Please contact the Engineering Student Centre (ENC 205)
Schulich students MUST obtain an APPROVED ‘Letter of Permission’ before they go on any Study Abroad program, otherwise, no transfer credit will be guaranteed.

For Letters of Permission information, please visit the Schulich Study Abroad D2L workflow and Schulich site. If you have access to course outlines already, please attach them in your email. 

The Undergraduate Program in Education Advising offers three advising options for your convenience:

  1. By appointment: through the Learning Support and Advising Portal 
  2. By phone: 403-220-5639
  3. By email: upe@ucalgary.ca.

For questions related to Teaching Across Borders (TAB), please contact tab@ucalgary.ca  

For Letters of Permission, please discuss this with your academic advisor during the course approval process.

Can't find what you're looking for?

For additional clarification, please speak with your Study Abroad Advisor, or visit our office at MT 501.