Discover e3

Why choose 1 when you can have all 3?

The University of Alberta proudly presents e3 – a multifaceted study and work abroad program that breaks the mold of conventional overseas education.

🌍 Triple the Experience in One Dynamic Location:

  • language study
  • international internships
  • academic coursework

With e3, you’re not just traveling – you’re evolving academically, professionally, and personally, all while exploring the wonders of Berlin, the vibrant streets of Curitiba, or the scenic charm of Grenoble.

📚 Academic Exploration Meets Real-World Savvy: Dive deep into learning with field trips that turn the city into your classroom, guest speakers who bring textbooks to life, and excursions that are more than mere visits – they're a hands-on educational spree.

🌐 Local Vibes, Global Strides: Marry the theories from your textbooks with the pulsating rhythms of urban life. From the corridors of power in Berlin to the samba beats of Curitiba, and the alpine allure of Grenoble, your studies will mirror the heartbeat of the city.

Your Safety Net in New Surroundings: Navigating a new city can be daunting, but not with e3! An on-site program coordinator will be your guide, your planner, and your go-to person, ensuring you feel at home, connected, and supported 24/7.

Join e3 and Transform Your Worldview: This isn't just a trip abroad; it's a leap into a world of new possibilities. Forge friendships across borders, acquire skills for the global stage, and return with stories only the e3 program can tell.

Would you like to teach for e3 in 2025?

 We are now accepting proposals for courses (taught in English) in Germany, France and Brazil. As an educator of a study abroad experience, you create an experiential learning experience for students where you interact daily, facilitating their classroom and cultural learning. You act as an instructor, mentor, and cultural interpreter. 

Do you have questions about the experience?  Please review our Instructor Handbook.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please use this link.

Deadline for submission: August 12, 2024.

Earn University of Alberta Credit

Every course offered through the e3 program, language studies included, provides academic credit from the University of Alberta. These credits can be seamlessly incorporated into a UAlberta degree or transferred to satisfy degree requirements at your home institution. Rest assured, your e3 courses will be listed on your UAlberta transcript just like courses taken on campus.

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