Study Abroad

International Student Exchange

With over 60 exchange partnerships in 27 countries, students who qualify can design their own Study Abroad programs that allow them to explore and experience the richness of other countries while earning UPEI credits. 

Fulbright Canada Killam Fellowships

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Application deadline: January 27, 2020

Would you like to be UPEI's Killam Fellow for 2020? Would you like to spend a semester abroad fully funded? UPEI and Fulbright Canada are now accepting applications for this program.

Jeremy Thompson, Computer Science major at UPEI, is spending his Fall 2019 semester at Arizona State University!

Florence Simmons Global Experience Scholarship

This scholarship is a minimum of $1,000 and is awarded to students who are enrolled in a bachelor or graduate degree program who will study abroad as part of their UPEI education. This includes short term study abroad as well as full academic semester or year abroad to one of our partner schools. Students need to provide documentation that confirms their plan to study abroad. The Office of Study Abroad and International Collaboration is thrilled that our university is able to offer our students this monetary gift to help offset the costs of an international academic experience.

Apply today!

Find out more about #LearningAbroad 

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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

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.

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Are you interested in studying abroad?

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

Sherilyn Acorn-LeClair
Manager, International Programs
Office of Study Abroad and International Collaboration
Dalton Hall - Room 315
(902) 894-2837