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Apply today for your next adventure!

200+ Exchange programs, 30+ Group Study programs and many Research and Internship opportunities await.

Detailed application instructions for each program can be found under "How to Apply" on each of the program-specific pages, so please read that section thoroughly before beginning any application.

When you're ready to apply just click the "Apply Here" link to log into RAISA, our online application system for all international study programs. 

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Exchange programs

An exchange enables you to spend a summer, semester, or year at one of 200+ partner universities worldwide without paying international student tuition (simply continue to pay your regular University of Calgary tuition). You earn credit toward your degree, including credit for courses that are not offered by the University of Calgary. If you are a full-time, degree-seeking UCalgary student who will be finished at least 10 courses before you go (and have a minimum GPA of 2.5), we've got programs for you. Exchanges allow you to plan your own experience: choose your ideal host universities and courses, and enjoy the freedom to learn and explore the world at your own pace. Review the deadlines and "How to Apply" section of each each program page for more information.

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Group Study Programs

Spend one to six weeks abroad on a faculty-led program; instructors are your experienced guide, coordinator, and teacher on our culturally immersive Group Study Programs. Gain University of Calgary calendared course credits on one of the 30+ programs offered each year and meet new friends in a personal, small class environment. If you are a student who will be finished at least 10 courses before you go (in good academic standing), you are welcome to apply. Many programs are also open to Visiting and Open Studies students. Join an experiential group learning adventure that’s conveniently planned out for you - with new programs offered each year! Review group study application instructions on each program page before applying.

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Research or Internship Programs

A research exchange or internship gives you the rare opportunity to build cross-cultural skills in addition to adding valuable experience to your resume and career outlook. If you are a full-time, degree-seeking UCalgary student who will be finished at least 10 courses before you go, we've got programs for you. Research and Internships allow you to plan your own experience – choose your ideal placement and industry or area of research, and enjoy the freedom to learn and explore the world at your own pace. Review the deadlines and "How to Apply" section of each each research or internship program page for more information.