Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad

Take the leap and study abroad. Earn credit toward your degree. Experience a new culture. Dive into a brilliant learning adventure!


We offer a variety of rich and diverse, faculty-led student exchange and study abroad opportunities that give you the opportunity to experience a fascinating culture in a country you may never have visited before – all while studying and earning credit towards your U of A degree.

Benefits of Studying Abroad

  • Provides an excellent opportunity for you to grow academically and personally
  • Experiential education – live the learning
  • Improves your understanding of the broader global context in which we live and work
  • Strengthens independence and self-reliance
  • May help you learn or improve your foreign language skills
  • Develops intercultural competencies, so you’ll understand more fully how to interact and be respectful of people of other cultures
  • Learn and earn credit towards your U of A degree
  • Increasingly, the evidence of living, working and studying abroad are seen as key prerequisites for successfully launching and building a professional career.
University of Alberta International Funding