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Study Abroad

  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Study Abroad Student in Asia

    Whether you’re studying in Japan or Australia, England or Austria, the experiences and memories you’ll be taking home with you will make up an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll be part of small group of individuals who have experienced what life is like on the other side of the globe.

  • Break out of your comfort zone. Study Abroad student in England

    You’ll never fully know who you are and what you can be until you take that chance and do something outside of your comfort zone. A student exchange will take you outside of the normal and push your boundaries to help you become something you never thought possible.

  • Learn a new culture and language. Study Abroad Juila Dufour w748

    Perhaps the best part of studying abroad is the opportunity to learn a new language and culture. You will be forced to learn the mother-tongue of your new host country and will be opened up to differing perspectives and traditions. Aside from being a world-class traveller, you will also become a worldly student.

  • Make lasting friendships. Study abroad student Jessica Ivison

    You’ll make lasting friendships abroad, studying and living with people who will share the same experiences and challenges faced with living and adjusting to life in a new country. Your network of friends will grow to include those from every corner of the world.

  • There’s life outside of the classroom. Study Abroad Jacqueline Ayotte

    Here at Algoma U, we believe that there’s more to life than what you learn in the classroom. While some of your time spent abroad will be in a classroom, you will also have plenty of time to explore the world around you and learn about what it means to be from your host country.

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The night before I left for Japan, I wasn't scared, but I also didn't sleep; I knew I was about to do something really big. I now have friends not only in Japan, but also in France, Germany, New Zealand and Korea, to name just a few. I have a solid foothold in a language that was, one year ago, completely inaccessible to me. I had first-time experiences ranging from simple things like swimming in the ocean, or riding a bicycle, to things I could do only in Japan, like wearing a kimono and eating potentially-deadly blowfish (it was pretty tasty, too!) I learned so much, both in and out of the classroom, and every day really was an adventure. I am so thankful to Algoma U for giving me such an opportunity, and I can't wait to go back!

 

Christina Carter,
Algoma U Exchange Student
at Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

The World Awaits You

 

Algoma University offers more than just a unique classroom experience. For students interested in taking their classroom experience to exotic destinations and foreign countries, they can take part in a variety of study abroad opportunities. Algoma U is committed to providing students with a cross-cultural learning experience, whether on campus, or somewhere else in the world.

 

There are countless benefits to studying abroad. Many of our students have cited their time abroad as being the most enlightening experience and the best part of their university degree. Below are just some of the benefits cited by those who have ventured abroad.

 

  • Experiencing an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our exchange program allows students to experience what life is like in another country.  It allows students the opportunity to travel and learn in a new country, which for many, may be an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

  • Learning a new language.  While most Canadian students prefer choosing countries where English is the mother tongue, studying in a country where English is not dominant or widely spoken, provides students with the potential to develop new linguistic skills by being immersed in another language.

 

  • Educational benefits. By studying abroad, students have the possibility to take courses which are not readily available at their home institution.  They are also opened up to the new perspectives and ideas of their host country.  While being immersed in a new culture, students have the opportunity to learn in different contexts, educational systems, and be opened to differing worldviews. 

 

  • Building your résumé. The skills, attributes, and new perspectives students gain while studying overseas, along with their willingness to venture outside of their comfort zone, helps with résumé building.  Plus, students’ ability to work and succeed in a cross-cultural environment is particularly sought after into today’s competitive labour market in the global world.

 

  • Affordable experience.  Most are unaware that our exchange program is extremely affordable.  Normally, international students pay double their regular tuition to study abroad.  However, at Algoma University, students in our exchange program only pay their home tuition rate and standard fees. Plus the credits earned from their host institution will contribute towards their degree.  The only added fees are airfare, accommodation, and spending money.

 

Studying abroad gives you the chance to have an adventure and an exceptional international learning experience while earning credit toward your Algoma University degree!  Study abroad experiences come in all shapes and sizes, from as short as a few weeks to a full year, with many options in between.Find the right one for you!

 

For more information on studying abroad at Algoma University, please contact exchange@algomau.ca.

 

 

Application Form

Download an application for Algoma University's Sudy Abroad Program. (PDF)

 

Outbound Exchange Survey

Take a moment to fill in the Outbound Exchange Survey‌. (PDF)