International Student Exchange - Study Abroad

Florence Simmons Global Experience Scholarship

This scholarship is a minimum of $1,000 and is awarded to students who have applied and been accepted to participate in a minimum of one full academic semester abroad through the UPEI International Relations Office (IRO), and who have demonstrated an academic average of 75% or greater in all courses to date. It will also be awarded to International Co-op students who are placed in an approved international placement.
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Jeff Moore, 4th year Business Major, on exchange in Ireland for the 2017 Winter/Spring semester - standing on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Find out more about #LearningAbroad

Studying abroad is one of the most amazing things a student can do during their time at University. With over 60 partner schools around the world, UPEI offers many possible study abroad locations. 

Studying at one of our partner schools will allow you to:

  1. Take unique courses in your field of study that are not offered at UPEI;
  2. Gain independence and other new life skills;
  3. Make new friends from around the world;
  4. See the world first hand; and
  5. Enhance your employability after graduation.

You will not regret your adventure!!

Dispelling myths about studying abroad:

  1. All courses you take at the host school will be transferred back to UPEI—you will not fall behind.
  2. All tuition fees and student fees are paid to UPEI while you are gone—you will not incur huge host school fees (small fees may apply).
  3. Most of our partner schools teach in English, regardless of the national language.
  4. International students can also study abroad—you do not have to be a Canadian citizen (some program exceptions).
  5. You are still eligible for student loans while studying abroad.
  6. International placements are options for our co-op students.

Are you interested in studying abroad?

I’m here to help! Please make an appointment to visit me at the Office of Recruitment and International Relations.

Sherilyn Acorn-LeClair
Coordinator, International Partnerships
Office of Recruitment and International Relations
Robertson Building - Room 234
(902) 894-2837

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