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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.

Where can I 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 international opportunities



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 programs


There are also a limited number of opportunities to study abroad or exchange 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.

Field courses

Field courses

Some Dalhousie faculties offer Dal courses that are taught abroad. Here are just some of the opportunities available. Talk to someone in your faculty to discover what other opportunities may be available through your department. 

Don't see anything you're interested in? We can help you create your own opportunity!

If you're interested in a program or university that isn't listed as a Dalhousie partner, we would love to hear about it! Meet with our Study Abroad & Exchange Advisor about your external pursuits and we can help you with:

  • Confusing parts of your application
  • Navigating visas
  • Navigating the administrative steps you need to follow at Dal
  • Advice about funding
  • Access to Dal’s pre-departure preparation materials
  • Becoming part of a network of students going abroad
  • Getting in touch with students who have been to or are from your destination country
  • A contact person at Dal who can help you with your International Experience even when you are abroad
  • Emergency response from Dalhousie if required




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—1:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am—11:30pm
Thursday 12:30—1:30pm

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 & Exchange 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