UCalgary Global Online

Expanding the imagination of Study Abroad

UCalgary Global Online (UGo) programs bring cross-cultural learning and engagement with the global community into an accessible online format. These programs combine aspects of traditional "Study Abroad" with intercultural training in the UGo student cohort, which includes both UCalgary students attending virtual programs abroad and international students studying online at UCalgary.

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Opportunities for UCalgary students

UGo Exchange

As a virtual exchange student, you will have the opportunity to take online classes from UCalgary's partner universities around the world for credit towards your degree.
There are options to add 1-2 classes in your regular UCalgary courseload, or you can do a full semester courseload through another university.

View the UGo Exchange (Outgoing) Page

UGo Groups

UGo Groups allows UCalgary students to study online in a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program that allows students to virtually travel and earn academic credit through experiential learning. As a UGo Groups student, you will be able to choose from the UCalgary selection of online courses, participate in virtual events, and remotely interact with the local community.

View the UGo Groups (Outgoing) Page

UGo Internships

Doing a virtual internship not only means that you will be working online with a company or organization in another country but may also include career counselling, business skill training, and other activities hosted by your internship provider. Some internships are for credit, and all can bolster your resume.

View the UGo Internships Page

UGo Research

As a virtual research student, you will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers from UCalgary's partner universities around the world on remote placements. 

View the UGo Research Page

Please note that as long as UCalgary travel restrictions remain in place, travel is not permitted.

Opportunities for international students

UGo Exchange

If your university has an exchange agreement with UCalgary, but you aren't able to physically travel to Canada, you can become a virtual exchange student and take UCalgary classes online from your home country. You can take a full semester courseload online, or just a couple UCalgary classes to supplement your studies at home.

View the UGo Exchange (Incoming) Page

Other opportunities

UniVie Winter School (non-exchange)

The University of Vienna has an online winter school in February 2021 called "The Discovery of Modernity". This program is an introduction to one of the most fascinating periods of Austria's intellectual history through a mix of live online courses, seminar discussion, and virtual tours of Vienna's Ringstraße & Art Nouveau.

The winter school offers 4 courses. UCalgary students must take 2 courses in order to receive credit (6 ECTS = 3 units at UCalgary). Because this program is not part of an exchange agreement, students must pay the tuition fee to UniVie (€1,150) and must get permission from their faculty/academic advisor in order to transfer credit back to UCalgary. 

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Application deadline: January 15, 2021
Although this is not an exchange program, please let us know if you apply so that we can support you! study.abroad@ucalgary.ca