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Study abroad opportunities

University-wide exchanges

Some of your most life-changing experiences at university can take place in another country. Dalhousie Student Exchange Services (DSES) provides students with information about programs and plenty of inspiration to encourage students to study abroad.

All Dalhousie University students can take advantage of the following exchanges and study abroad opportunities:

  • Exchange opportunities: Dalhousie has university exchange partners around the world. We can also help to arrange an exchange with a university not on our list.
  • Study abroad programs: Spend a year at Oxford University, the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, the Universities of Edinburgh or St. Andrew’s in Scotland, or the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in Ireland.

Economics program exchanges

The Economics program currently offers three exchange programs with other universities.

Study in Argentina

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella is one of the leading liberal arts institutions in Argentina, offering courses in the social sciences, humanities and arts. This exchange program provides you with an opportunity to study economics in a new environment, improve your Spanish and learn about Argentinian culture.

A small, internationally known university, the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Economics Department boasts faculty members with outstanding research records and teaching experience in North American and European universities.

This exchange program suits undergraduate students in their third or fourth year of study who want to spend one semester or a full year abroad. You must major in economics, be in good academic standing and have a knowledge of Spanish adequate enough to take university courses delivered in Spanish.

Study in China

We offer exchange programs with two universities in China: the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and the Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) in Jinan, Shandong province.

These exchanges give economics majors a chance to study economics in one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Many UIBE and SUFE students come here on exchange, so you can get first-hand tips from them on what to do or study while on exchange.

Undergraduate students, usually in their third year of study, can take up to four courses per semester taught in English. UIBE students also have access to a 3-hour per week Survival Chinese course, but you can also study Mandarin Chinese at Dal before you go.

Outside the classroom

Mentoring exchange students
Economics students in class

The Department of Economics developed a mentorship program to accomodate the growing number of exchange students from China studying with us. We pair Canadian economics majors with visiting students to help them adjust to life at a Canadian university.

Read more about how our Economics mentorship program sparks new friendships and great intellectual discussions.

"With the China exchange program, our department is growing. The peer partnership program, along with Economics Society events, really helped integrate [international students] a lot more,” says Cale Kilyanek, economics major and student mentor.