International Experiences

Venture out into the world to meet people, build skills, and gain perspective in a way that you would never imagine. UBC Engineering offers students a range of opportunities to gain international experience.

Learn more about International Experiences, Exchange, and Go Global.

Compare International Experiences

There are five ways to go on an international learning experience through UBC Go Global and the Faculty of Applied Science, including the Coordinated International Experience program:

 Exchange: CIE PartnersExchange: Go Global PartnersResearch AbroadSummer AbroadGlobal Seminar
BenefitsPre-mapped courses at CIE partner schoolsFlexible school choice (200+)Summer program - doesn't conflict with classesSummer program - doesn't conflict with classesCoursework taught abroad by UBC Professors
ChallengesSet timing (usually year 3, semester 2)Less courses pre-mappedSome options are self-directedSome options are more expensiveShorter duration
Average Duration12-15 weeks12-15 weeks4-15 weeks4-8 weeks1-2 weeks
Co-op?Can be used as a Co-op termNoNoNoNo
Funding Available$1000 APSC Award

$1000 Go Global Award
$1000 APSC Award

$1000 Go Global Award
$1000 Go Global Award$1000 Go Global Award$1000 Go Global Award

Coordinated International Experience (CIE)

Expand your academic and cultural experience by studying abroad at an acclaimed world-leading university. Participate in the CIE program and spend a semester at a leading university in Asia, Australia or Europe. CIE partners with a select group of international institutions to pre-select and approve undergraduate engineering and environmental design courses for academic credit equivalency.

Learn more about CIE.