Are you interested in studying abroad but don’t know how?

Here is a list of steps to assist you all the way!

Explore Opportunities

There is a diverse range of opportunities to go abroad! Course exchange, research placements, internships, and much more. Explore this website and identify the experience that suits you best.

With so many programs and countries to choose from, how do you decide where you want to go? Join an event and connect with students to find out information that is specific to you. With Workshops, Info Sessions and the Learning Abroad Fair, find resources and experts that can help you decide.

Learning Abroad Workshops

These workshops help you understand how you can integrate learning abroad opportunities into your current degree. Hear from past participants about their international experience and how it can enrich your studies at U of T.


Connect with representatives and students from various programs to learn more about the opportunities available to you. Check out the upcoming events.

CIE Exchange

Going on exchange? Check out Prepare: Exchange.


When exploring opportunities, keep in mind that learning abroad programs may offer transfer credits. Please ensure that the activities you plan to do abroad will be applicable to your subject POSt and degree requirements at U of T. Your courses may be transferred as exact course equivalents or as generic courses, but your marks will not appear on your U of T transcript.

Procedures for credit approval vary by academic faculty and program. We strongly recommend that you get your courses pre-approved whenever possible. Faculty of Arts and Science students can use the Transfer Explorer tool and can attend a transfer credit session for further information. For other Faculties and departments, please contact them directly.


International experience is about more than crossing borders and visiting other countries. It’s about gaining a global perspective on your classroom content, experiencing life-changing moments in your dream destination, and making the most of your university experience by developing valuable skills for the future workplace. It’s about the meeting of different people, languages, traditions, values and ways of interpreting the world — international experience is intercultural experience.

  • Travelling to a new country builds confidence and expands your comfort zone.
  • Learning to connect with people from different cultures leads to quicker adaptation and success in new environments.
  • Intercultural competencies will help you manage the challenges of a global workplace.
  • International experiences cultivate cultural and interpersonal understanding and help build more effective communication skills.
  • Speaking multiple languages builds higher-level cognitive abilities.

If you’re still curious about the specific outcomes students have gained from their experiences, take a look at Student Stories and what they have to say about their time abroad!