Discover e3

Why choose 1 when you can have all 3?

The University of Alberta's e3 is a unique study and work abroad program that allows students the flexibility to choose from three experiences in one location:

  • language study
  • international internship
  • academic coursework

e3 fuses academics with real-life, hands-on experience outside of Canada. Field trips, excursions, and guest speakers will allow students to learn beyond the classroom.

Whether you're in Berlin, Curitiba, or Grenoble, you'll get to pair theory with practice, the local with the international, as you work, study or learn a new language!

Plus, you won't have to worry about being in a new city! We have a program coordinator on-site to help you get to know the city, plan social activities, and provide 24-hour emergency services.

Earn University of Alberta Credit

All e3 courses, including language classes, allow students to earn academic credit from the University of Alberta, which can be applied directly to their degree at UAlberta, or used as transfer credit at their home institution. Courses appear on your UAlberta transcript like any other course!


e3 locations are open to post-secondary students from all disciplines and from all post-secondary institutions.

Applicants should:
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.51 or higher as required by your home Faculty
  • have successfully completed at least 12-credits at UAlberta by the application deadline (or equivalencies at your home institution)
  • INTERNSHIPS - students seeking internship placements must have completed 24 credits2 by the application deadline
  • have a valid passport and be eligible to study and work in the destination country

1 equivalencies will be considered for students applying from outside UAlberta
2 or the equivalent of full-time first-year studies at your local institution

*Students from outside of UAlberta should speak with their home faculty/institution about credit transfer and funding opportunities

Curitiba, Brazil

Known for innovative urban planning, Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná.

Go to Curitiba

Grenoble, France

Located in the slopes of the French Alps and within easy distance of Geneva, Milan and the French Riviera, Grenoble contrasts mountain summits with a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Go to French Alps

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is known for both it's political institutions as well as it's dynamic and innovative culture.

Go to Berlin