All U of S undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to earn credit towards their degree by studying abroad at least once while attending university. Students who study abroad will never forget the amazing views, people and personal growth. Countless students come back saying they learned that they are resilient and can do anything they put their minds to!

I’m interested in studying abroad, now what?!

  • View the funding available
  • Drop by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre to meet with an International Education Officer to discuss your options (no appointment necessary):
    • Tuesday 1-4 pm 
    • Wednesday 9 am-noon
    • Thursday 1-4 pm
  • Talk with your academic advisor to see how to fit studying abroad into your program
  • Apply to study abroad! (How to apply depends on what study abroad option you’re interested in)

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Apply by February 1st, 2019 to study abroad in Term 1 and Academic Year 2019-2020, or summer of 2019. Application deadline for Winter Term 2, 2019 has passed.

Study Abroad Options

International Education Officers at the International Student and Study Abroad Centre will discuss your options, help you apply, support you while you’re away, and touch base with you when you return.

Exchange programs

Attend a partner university abroad for one or two terms while gaining transfer credit toward your U of S degree. 

  • Offered during Term 1 and/or Term 2
  • Pay U of S tuition (instead of international student tuition to the host institution)
  • Student is responsible for planning travel and living arrangements
See what our past study abroad student has to say about his Exchange program experience.

College programs

Study abroad opportunities offered through your college. 

Choose between: 

  • Short-term options of one or two U of S courses abroad for 2-6 weeks as well as longer term options (some are offered in Term1 and/or Term 2, and in the Summer)
  • Taking a U of S class abroad (with U of S professor and students)
  • Internships and practicums

Summer Abroad programs

Attend programs offered abroad during the summer months.

  • Short, intensive programs focusing on a specific topic area
  • More than 16 destinations including Germany, France and China
See what our past study abroad student has to say about her Summer Abroad experience.

Study Abroad Independently

You can also apply to a university of your interest as a visiting student even if the U of S doesn't have a partnership agreement with them. 

  • Get permission from your College to participate in these independent programs and keep in mind that you do not get any credits towards your U of S degree unless otherwise determined by your College.
  • Your tuition will be assessed as an international student of the institution you will be attending rather than as a U of S student. 

Contact an International Education Officer

For more information about different study abroad opportunities, funding or travel safety, please visit the International Student and Study Abroad Centre in Room 80, Lower Place Riel or email us.

Drop-in advising

Drop by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre and speak to one of our International Education officers about our great selection of study-abroad opportunities. Staff at the centre can also talk to you about available funding.

Tuesday 1-4 pm
Wednesday 9 am-noon
Thursday 1-4 pm

No appointment required.

Travel awards and scholarships

Find travel awards and scholarships specifically designed for students who are participating in a U of S study abroad program or conferences, competitions or other study-related activities off campus.

Safety Abroad

All students going on university-approved and/or sponsored international trips must attend a pre-departure orientation and complete the International Travel Registry.

Student stories


Students are studying abroad right now!

Take a look at what some of them are getting up to by searching #usaskabroad on Instagram.