Looking to have a unique opportunity to travel that will enhance your university experience? Listed below are travel opportunities available to Carleton students to study, intern, research, volunteer, and more.

Study Abroad 

Exchange Program

newcalendarApplication deadline in December: learn more about eligibility criteria and the application process

Icon_WorldChoose from various partner institutions in over 30 different countries

The ISSO administers an outgoing exchange program for students to study for either one semester or one year at a partner university.

Ontario Universities International (OUI) Summer Language and Research Programs

newcalendarVarious application dates; program takes place during the summer months.

Icon_WorldChina, France, Germany, and India.

Spend a Semester in England with Queen’s International Study Centre

newcalendarApply by November 15th 2016 for the winter term 2017, and by March 15 2017 for summer school and summer specialized programs.

Icon_WorldHerstmonceux Castle, U.K.

Spend a semester studying at the Herstmonceux Castle at the Bader International Study Centre in England.

Study in Belize with GINS 3200 – Experiential Learning Abroad (0.5 credit)

newcalendarFor Summer Term 2017 (Belize): Application deadline in December for BGInS students; Application deadline in February for all other students.

Icon_WorldFor Summer Term 2017, the experiential learning component is in Belize (where students will partner with CELA Belize).

The Student Experience Office (SEO) administers the application for this course.


Intern Abroad

Washington Centre Exchange Program

Icon_WorldWashington, D.C., U.S.A.

This is a unique opportunity to work and learn in Washington, D.C.. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff and over 40,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

OIN/OMG Internships in India Program

newcalendarFebruary/March. Please contact the OIN office for more information on this program.

Icon_WorldVarious locations, India.

The OIN Internship in India Program is offered during the summer or the academic year for 8 to 12 weeks. For undergraduate (2nd year and above) and graduate students.

International Experience Canada

newcalendarVarious dates and deadlines.

Icon_WorldIEC is available in countries that have a bilateral youth mobility arrangement with Canada.

International Experience Canada (IEC) provides young Canadians the opportunity to travel and work abroad. Depending on where you would like to go, you can choose from up to three travel and work experiences.


Other International Opportunities

The China Study Tour

newcalendarLook to apply in October; program takes place for two weeks in May

Icon_WorldBeijing, Wuhan and Shanghai, China

This program, which takes place at the beginning of May every year, gives students the opportunity to spend 2 weeks visiting China (including seeing major cultural attractions and historical sites in Beijing, Wuhan, and Shanghai) and to attend language classes and cultural sessions at the Confucius Institute at Carleton University prior to and following the trip.

The India Study Tour

newcalendarLook to apply in February; program takes place for two weeks in late April / early May.

Icon_WorldMumbai and Bengaluru, India

Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence, in partnership with Carleton International, is pleased to offer Carleton students a 2-week study program to India. Students will visit Mumbai, India’s financial and cultural hub, and Bengaluru, India’s “Silicon Valley”. The program will offer students a glimpse of cultural and business practices of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and fastest growing large economies.

Alternative Spring Break (Student Experience Office)

newcalendarLook to apply in September; program takes place during the academic year; travel period is during February reading week

Icon_WorldVarious locations in Canada and countries in Central/South America

ASB, is an immersive year-long program organized by the Student Experience Office, that culminates with a week of social engagement and service-learning with a partner organization during reading week in February. The reading week experience is preceded by months of preparation, which includes listening to guest speaker seminars, watching fascinating documentaries and learning about a specific topic or theme such as poverty, human rights or environmentalism, all considered through the lens of the global community.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

newcalendarLook to apply in June; program takes place between May and September

Icon_WorldBrazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam

Mitacs is a national, private not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered unique research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Mitacs has a series of international programs which provide two-way knowledge and talent exchange between key partner countries and Canada. Such international opportunities provide a means to expand Canada’s academic connections facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas.


Intercultural Experiences on Campus

The ISSO offers various work and volunteer opportunities where you will get the chance to meet students from all over the world, learn about different cultures, and build on valuable skills for the workplace. Our recruitment process for these positions usually takes place around every February and March. Please visit our Work/Volunteer at the ISSO page to learn more.


Partners contact the International Student Services Office with new opportunities regularly.  Visit this site often to see new opportunities to go abroad. Also, be sure to check out International Education Week in November, as more information will be provided at that time.