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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.

Opportunities for students in the European Studies program

As a student doing the honours option in the European Studies program, you'll encouraged to participate in a student exchange or study abroad semester at a European university. And because of the program's multidisciplinary nature, you might be eligible for a number of options through different departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Through the French Department:

  • Dijon, France - study abroad for up to one year.

Through the German Department:

  • Germany - study abroad during the summer through the DAAD program.

Through the Department of Italian Studies:

  • Macerata, Italy - do an exchange at the Universita de Macerata.
  • Urbino, Italy - study abroad at the Universita di Urbino.

Through the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies:

  • Salamanca, Spain - study abroad at the Universidad de Salamanca.

Through the Theatre Department:

  • Český Krumlov, Czech Republic - study abroad during the summer at the Baroque Theatre Foundation of the Castle at Český Krumlov.

Student story

Life-changing experiences in Europe
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While in the European Studies program, Courtney Knights participated in a student exchange, travelling to Dijon, France. That experience, she says, was "life-changing"—and made the prospect of doing a master's degree at a university in Switzerland a lot less scary. Read more about how the European Studies program helped prepare Courtney for a new life in Europe.

"It's a little nerve-racking—but I'm more excited than anything!"