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United States Exchange Fellowship

The Killam Fellowships Program offers awards to exceptional undergraduate Canadian students to spend one semester or a full year as an exchange student in the United States.

***The application for 2017/18 is now closed.  The application deadline for the next intake is January 12, 2018***

Value of the program

  • $5,000 USD per semester
  • Health insurance allowance
  • Up to $800 USD for in-country travel
  • Killam orientation in Ottawa, ON
  • Spring seminar in Washington, DC


  • Canadian citizen
  • Full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing

American universities in the program:

  • American University, Washington DC
  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass.
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • Florida Polytechnic University. Lakeland, Florida
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida
  • Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
  • State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • The University of Maine, Orono, Me.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

Find more information on the Killam Fellowships website.


To be considered for nomination to this program, the standard Dalhousie Exchange Application must be received by the International Centre before January 12, 2018 (for Fall 2018 and/or Winter 2019).

Dalhousie selects 3 nominees to submit to the Killam annually. If selected, you will work with the Exchange Advisor in the International Centre to complete the Killam application. The Killam foundation will select one to two Dalhousie students to participate annually. 

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