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International Mobility Opportunities

Carleton offers students several programs that provide unique experiences in an international landscape.  Seize the opportunity to travel abroad and make world-wide connections through the various programs and partnerships with Carleton University.

Select the program that best meets your needs and let Carleton help you gain the Global Advantage!

International Internships

International Exchange

Alternative Spring Break

Student on Exchange     Student in Madrid    Student on International Exchange

International Internships

International Internships provide an opportunity to work internationally for academic credit and are typically unpaid. Internships are an excellent way to gain real-world work experience, develop contacts in your field and build your resume to market yourself for future career opportunities.

Highlights:

Carleton students have enjoyed internships all over the world. Read about some recent student experiences from Vietnam, Guatemala, Spain, and others.

Outcomes:

Students receive academic credit as part of their internship (Course: GINS 3930 is half a credit for a 6-week internship, GINS 3931 is a full credit for a 12-week internship).

Application:

Applications for this program can be made online through Career Services.

Costs:

Students are responsible for their travel and living expenses which start at approximately $3,000 depending on length of internship and location.

Scholarships and Bursaries:

Students enrolled in this program are eligible for the International Internship Bursary, which provides up to $2,500 in funding for these experiences.

Contact:

Please contact international.internships@carleton.ca to find out more!

International Internship in Jamaica    International Internship in Peru.

International Exchange

Carleton University offers an Exchange Program with approximately 175 partner institutions in more than 35 countries around the globe. The Exchange Program allows Carleton University students (undergraduate and graduate) to study full time at a partner institution for a single semester (fall or winter) or for a full academic year.  Exchange students pay tuition to Carleton University and earn credit towards their Carleton degree.

Highlights:

Explore stories and photos from Carleton students from their exchange experience! We have collected some great photos and testimonials.

Application:

Students can check the eligibility requirements to apply for exchange on the My Exchange website.  The Outgoing International Exchange Application is on Carleton Central under Student Online Applications.

Scholarships and Bursaries:

The Scholarships & Budget page lists a number of internal and external scholarships/bursaries available to exchange students.  There is the CU Exchange Bursary which is administered by the Awards Office and is valued at $500 – $2,500 and awarded to eligible undergraduate students.  As for the Bachelor of Global and International Students (BGInSs) students, they can apply for the BGiNS IER Bursary for financial assistance towards their exchange experience.

Outcomes:

Students participating in International Exchange will receive full credit equivalency towards their degree. Students who successfully complete the equivalent of 2.0 – 3.5 credits within one term of exchange will receive a “Study Term Abroad” notification on their transcript and diploma. Students who complete the equivalent of 4.0 credit within a year of exchange will receive a “Study Year Abroad” on their transcript and diploma.

Costs:

There is a non-refundable application fee of $80.00 CDN (except for BIB students).  Students participating in the Exchange Program pay their standard full time tuition fee to their home institution (Carleton University).  However, there are many other expenses that should be considered and budgeted for when preparing for exchange such as accommodation, travel and living expenses.

Contact:

Please contact exchange@carleton.ca to find out more!

Student standing in front of a cathedral    International Exchange in Australia.

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an experiential-learning program that concludes with a week-long trip during the winter reading week each academic year.  Students select a destination and then spend months actively preparing for their trip by conducting research on the locations, attending pre-departure sessions, and participating in local community-engaged learning.

Highlights:

Most recently, Carleton students participating in ASB travelled to five different destinations in the United States, Costa Rica and Guatemala.  Each trip was focused on a specific theme including immigration, education, food security, emerging markets and sustainability.

Application:

Each trip for ASB is comprised of  8-12 participants, 2 team leaders, and 2 team advisors.  Applications for each position are posted on the Student Experience Office website.

Scholarships and Bursaries:

The Student Experience Office (SEO) facilitates opportunities for students to offset their program costs, which include flights, accommodation, and food. Past year participants have received on average $673 in funding support (from the CUSA Student Initiative Fund, faculty contributions, and fundraisers organized by the SEO).

Additionally, team advisors and leaders provide guidance to participants on individual fundraising and, the SEO partners with offices and departments across campus to offer awards to a variety of student groups; visit ASB Awards and Sponsorship for more details.

Outcomes:

ASB provides undergraduate university students with an intensive, short-term experiential learning opportunity where they participate in meaningful, community-identified projects with a domestic or international partner organization. The projects give participants real-life experience working with and learning from people in the community. This experience helps to raise awareness about social issues; promote an appreciation of equity, diversity, and inclusion; highlight the importance of reciprocal relationships, and prepare students to act as catalysts for future change. Participants can add ASB to their Co-Curricular Record and, it’s a great experience to list on a resume.

Costs:

Past experiences ranged in price from $250 for our domestic ASB option, to between $2200 and $2450 for international experiences.

Contact:

Please contact the Student Experience Office, if you have questions about participating in the program.

Students working together on project overseas.    Students working with Alternative Spring Break.

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