Short‑term Programs

If you're not sure about taking a full or half-year international experience, you may want to consider a short-term program to get a taste of what to expect. 

There are both summer exchange and study abroad opportunities available with some of our partner universities, along with opportunies within departments.


Exchange programs (Summer)

Aarhus University Summer Exchange Program

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Program type Exchange

Description:

The programme at AU (Aarhus University) Summer University consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.

AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers. Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students.

Dates:

Term 1: July 2–July 19, Term 2: July 22–August 9

Deadline:

January 31

More information

 

Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Exchange Program

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Program type Exchange

 

Description
  • Hong Kong is in the heart of Asia and a gateway to Mainland China. It is a world class cosmopolitan city where east and west blend in many ways. It is an exciting and dynamic destination. Your living and learning experiences at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be enriching and unforgettable. It is a place where we seriously promote scholarly work and engage students in internationalization activities on campus.
  • HKBU offers a special opportunity for summer exchange. This program is 5 weeks in duration, offering courses in Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology.
  • English is the medium of instruction.
Application Deadline January 31
Dates July 2–August 1
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KNU Global Summer School

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Program type Exchange

Description:

The KNU 4-week Global Summer School brings together students and academics from all over the world for a unique intercultural learning experience and special taste of Korean culture. All courses are taught in English, and your students will take courses with Korean students as well as other participants from all over the world.

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: July 16–August 3

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National University of Singapore – FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2019

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Program type Exchange

Description:

FASStrack Asia comprises courses from the Faculty’s Asian Studies Division, Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Courses are focused on Asia, and some of these courses will feature a 5-9 days’ field trip to the country of study. The Centre for Language Studies will also offer relevant Asian language courses that will complement the field trips for a comprehensive learning experience and in-depth cultural immersion. You will be attending classes held in a dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment with NUS and international students from various universities from all over the world.

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: 5 weeks: June 24 – July 26, 2019

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Swansea University Summer School

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Program type Exchange

Description:

Over three weeks, you’ll study global dynamics and prepare a presentation on the influencing factors. You’ll also get a taste of the subjects offered here at Swansea University, and take part in a range of exciting sightseeing, cultural and leisure activities.

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: July 20 – August 11, 2019

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University of Liverpool Summer Exchange Program

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Program type Exchange

Description:

Ranked within the top 200 universities in the world, the University of Liverpool is over 130 years old and is a founding member of the prestigious Russell group of research-intensive universities. With a campus in the city’s centre, you will be living and studying in the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in Britain and will have access to the facilities and services offered by this world class university.

Liverpool offers specialized summer program courses in the areas of Global Grand Challenges, Historical Perspectives, International Cross-border Concerns, Communication in a Connected World, Doing Business, Liverpool DNA, and Science without Borders.

Select from either a 3 or 6 week International Summer School

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: June 20 to August 3, 2019 (Depending on program selection it could be shorter)

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Study abroad programs (Summer)

University of Birmingham International Summer School (BISS)

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Description:

Study an exciting three-week program in the Heart of England at one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, while having the opportunity to meet new friends from different countries. Home to over 65,000 university students, Birmingham is a university city with 5 universities and 2 colleges.

Select a 3 week program from Biomedical Sciences, British Cultural Heritage, Film and Media, Global Environmental Issues, Mathematical Finance and Financial Time Series Analysis, and Theory of Practice of Global Politics.

Dependent on your program selection, you can participate in field trips to places like London, Oxford and Liverpool, and enjoy popular tourist destinations like Warn Bros. Studio Tour London, the London Eye, and more!

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: July 15–August 2

More information

 

Canada Learning Initiative in China

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Program type Study Abroad
Academic calendar
Program specific, see website

Location and setting

Dalhousie students are eligible for fully funded study programs in China. Through CLIC students stay on track to earn credits toward their degrees, but with the added, life-long benefits of an immersive cultural experience. Details on programs available to Dalhousie students can be found on the CLIC website.

English courses

All CLIC summer programs are taught in English 

Course Restrictions

None
Learn more about the CLIC program

Christian Albrechts Universitet – Kiel (CAU-Kiel)

Program type Study Abroad

Description:

"Germany today - language, society, nation, culture"

For more than 70 years, Kiel University has organised an International Summer Course. Each year in the summer - from mid-July to mid-August - about 70 to 90 students and graduates from foreign universities from more than 20 different countries participate in this course.

The summer course helps participants to improve their German language skills, as well as to inform them about Germany today (language, society, nation and culture).

The programme encompasses three components: German classes, lectures and excursions.

*Must have basic German language skills (minimum of A2 level)

Deadline:

January 31

Dates: July 20 – August 14, 2020

More information

 

DAAD (Summer Program)

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Program type Study Abroad

Location

Germany, Poland, Hungary, or Italy

Website

 

Contact

Brigid Garvey
Brigid.Garvey@dal.ca

Glasgow International Summer School

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Description

The University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. Located in Glasgow, the university was founded in 1451.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country’s west central lowlands. The university campus is surrounded by museums, galleries and parks and is located at the heart of the city’s fashionable West End, home to cafes hidden down cobbled lanes, world-famous restaurants, boutique shops and Victorian architecture.

Courses range from 1-8 weeks.

Choose courses within the areas of Exploring Scotland, Theology, Creative Arts, English and Education, Science and Engineering, and Life Sciences.

Summer calendar June 1–August 1 (Dates vary depending on program selection)

Deadline

January 31

More information

Summer School Handbook [PDF 4.04MB]

https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/visiting/internationalsummerschool/

Leeds International Summer School

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Description

Experience the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds and explore the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area. The summer school combines world-class tuition with academic field trips. Leeds International Summer School also includes social activities and cultural excursions.

Through experiential learning and field trips, you will spend lots of time outside of the classroom. You will enjoy hands-on learning that will give you insights into British culture, history and society. Each module includes at least one field trip to support what you have learned in the classroom. Destinations include Castle Howard in York, the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Choose from modules in Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Business, Engineering and Computing, Law, Natural Sciences, Politics and Social Sciences and Psychology.

Deadline

January 31

Dates July 4–August 1, 2020
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Aberystwyth University – Identity and Nationhood Summer School

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Description Aberystwyth University is inviting applications to attend a 3 week summer programme on Identity and Nationhood offering interested students an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in this field from a Welsh perspective. The program is a great opportunity not only for students focusing on international relations, politics, sociology or social sciences, but also by students majoring in subjects as the sciences, agriculture and languages. The three weeks will also include field trips and excursions (jollies!) all included in the price, as well as time to get to know the seaside town of Aberystwyth, home to the National Library of Wales.

Deadline

January 31

Dates 3 weeks: July 1 – 21, 2019
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Bader International Study Centre *Special funding available!*

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Description

Castle Summer+ is a six-week program that gives you the chance to earn 9.0 units (3 courses) towards your degree and the opportunity to conduct independent research. Plus, a three night/four day trip to London is included in your tuition.

Archaeology Fieldwork offers you an immersive way to learn the historical background on the Herstmonceux Castle estate through an on-site dig of the never-before-excavated Gamekeeper’s Lodge. Also as part of Castle Summer+, you will have the option to take an elective or an independent research course.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability gives you the opportunity to earn 9.0 units in a specially-curated set of courses to broaden your scope and understanding of global health and disability studies. Engage with representatives from world-renowned agencies, explore cultural and historical sites, and take part in a multi-day trip to Geneva, Switzerland (included in your tuition).

Field School in Medieval Theatre is an intensive three-week, 6.0-unit program, where you can explore a range of dramatic works from the Medieval period in England, research historical performance styles, visit cultural sites, and perform at England’s largest medieval festival

Funding is available - up to $2500 through the Bader International Study Centre Grant

Deadline

January 31

Dates May 4 – June 13
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Clinical Placements (Health)

Nursing

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Description:

Dalhousie nursing students can develop skills in global health through practicum placements. Placements are available in various countries throughout the year. These group programs, organized by the GHO, are a great way to learn more about global health abroad while working in an interproffesional setting.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/nursing-students.html

Contact:

Karen MacRury-Sweet kemacrur@dal.ca

Occupational Therapy

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Description:

Dalhousie occupational therapy students can develop skills in global health through practicum placements. Placements are available in various countries throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about global health abroad while working in a healthcare setting.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/otpt-students.html

Contact:

Heidi Lauckner heidi.lauckner@dal.ca

Pharmacy

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Description:

Dalhousie pharmacy students can develop skills in global health through practicum placements. International voluntary practicum placements are available in the summer in selected countries. This program allows students to learn more about global health abroad while working with a group of students in an interproffesional setting.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/pharmacy-students.html

Contact:

Harriet Davies harriet.davies@dal.ca

Physiotherapy

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Description:

Dalhousie physiotherapy students can develop skills in global health through practicum placements. Placements are available in various countries throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about global health abroad while working in a healthcare setting.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/otpt-students.html

Contact:

Daphne Pereira  daphne@dal.ca


Clinical Electives (Medicine)

Medical Students (Med 1 & Med 2)

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Description:

Dalhousie medical students can develop skills in global health through International electives (observerships). These programs are available for the summer months in various countries and allow students to work on an interprofessional team with partner organizations while being mentored by a Dalhousie faculty member.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/medical-students.html  

Contact:

gho@dal.ca

Medical Students (CFMS/IFMSA International Exchange Program)

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Description:

For Canadian Students interested in going abroad: IFMSA exchanges offer Canadian medical students a chance to experience various cultures while gaining clinical or research experience in a speciality of their interest.

More information:

https://www.cfms.org/what-we-do/global-health/international-exchanges.html  

Contact:

gho@dal.ca

Medical Students (Med 4)

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Description:

Dalhousie medical students can develop skills in global health through International electives. These programs, completed during 4th year, are available in various countries and allow students to work on an interproffesional team with partner organizations.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/medical-students.html   

Contact:

gho@dal.ca

Medical Residents

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Description:

Medical residents at Dalhousie University have been involved in international rotations with a focus on improving their clinical skills, teaching and/or research. Residents are also encouraged to speak to their Program Directors.

More information:

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/education/medical-residents.html

Contact:

gho@dal.ca