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International Opportunities

Where you can go depends on the type of study abroad opportunity you want to take. You may want to go for just the summer or want to do a specific exchange through your faculty department. It's important to figure out which type of study opportunity you want to take, as this may affect where you can go.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Korea
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United States
  • Wales

Types of study opportunities

Exchange programs

You pay tuition fees to your home university (Dalhousie), while you study at a partner institution. Exchange involves a one-for-one bilateral agreement between universities, where the partner sends one student for every one Dalhousie sends on exchange. Check out our exchange opportunities.



Study abroad

You pay tuition fees directly to the host institution or organization (not Dalhousie), typically in the currency of the host institution’s country. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Summer study abroad programs

There are also a limited number of opportunities to study abroad in the summer, which is a great way to see if a half-year or full-year exchange program is for you while also receiving academic credit(s) for your university degree.


Interested? Need more information?

Research your trip


We have a resource library available to students interested in study, work, and volunteer abroad programs. You can find information on different universities, overseas health, International university calendars and more. Drop into the International Centre during open hours to use the library.

Attend an info session


Learn more about existing and prospective opportunities, the research and application process, credit transfer, and financial assistance.

Three times a week (excluding Reading Breaks, holidays and exam periods):
Monday 12:30-1:30
Tuesday 10:30—11:30
Thursday 12:30-1:30

Meet with an advisor


If you have specific questions about types of exchange opportunities or need help with your application, then meet with one of our advisors! They are here to help you make your study abroad dreams a reality.

To book an appointment, call or visit the International Centre.

Use online guide and toolkit

MyWorldAbroad is a great resource for students looking to explore their career opportunities while abroad. Discover opportunities, acquire skills, and develop the all-important global perspective with this easy-to-use interactive online guide and toolkit. Register on the website for free access.

Meet our Study Abroad & Exchange team!

Study Abroad Advisor


Gillian MacDonald

Study Abroad & Exchange Advisor 

Gillian's best piece of advice for exchange students? Take the leap! The world is a beautiful place to explore. 

Gillian grew up in Nova Scotia, but has travelled the globe and lived in many special places. It was leaving the province to go explore the world that has helped her to realize just how truly special Nova Scotia is and she is happy to be living in the area again after many years away from home. 

She has a passion for group facilitation and activities, meaningful and heartfelt discussions over coffee, and loves sharing all that the city of Halifax has to offer. Playing games, gardening, book club and movies, as well as drinking cappuccinos on Monday morning and baking the perfect cookie are some of the things that put a smile on her face. 

Gillian can be reached at: gillian.macdonald@dal.ca

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant - Inbound

Tara Mody

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant (Inbound)

The Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant can be reached at inboundexchange@dal.ca  

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant - Outbound

Delainey Wescott

Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant (Inbound)

The Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant can be reached at outboundexchange@dal.ca