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:

Beijing exchange program

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Political Science program are able to participate in a semester-long exchange at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in the northeast part of China’s capital, Beijing.

UIBE is a first-class, multi-disciplinary, comprehensive university in the fields of economics, finance, management, law, political science, and literature, with a particular emphasis on such specializations as international trade and economic law, business administration, and foreign studies.

Currently, there are more than 12,000 full-time students registered at UIBE, including almost 2,400 international students from more than 30 countries around the world.

You can take up to four half-credit courses, which will all count towards your Dalhousie degree. Most political science students will likely choose to take electives at UIBE, however some courses may also qualify for political science credits. Courses currently available include topics such as:

  • The transformation of modern China
  • Chinese economy
  • Globalization, social stratification, and social inequality
  • International trade and environment
  • Selected topics in WTO and China
  • International trade practice
  • The rise of civilization
  • Contemporary studies in cultural anthropology
  • Chinese language (for English speakers)
  • Introduction to Ancient Chinese culture
  • World literature
  • Intercultural communication

Students also have the opportunity to take a language course in Mandarin at Dalhousie before they go to Beijing.