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Go Global is a post-secondary academic exchange program. This program allows students to take one or more courses at specific partner institutions around the world. Courses completed on exchange are counted towards your degree requirements at UBC.
The three-step process to apply:
Based in the heart of north-east Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is located in a thriving region. Campus is just a short walk from both the beach and the city centre, and the University is less than a 90-minute drive from the Cairngorm Mountain Range. Aberdeen is big enough for that dynamic city experience, but small enough to explore and make friends. It’s easy to feel at home here.
During your exchange, you can stay on-track with your home degree while exploring other courses which interest you. Aberdeen has pre-med and pre-law programs for students who wish to explore future careers while abroad. Exchange students can also pursue independent research in STEM and the humanities while they are at Aberdeen. The only limit to what you study at Aberdeen is your imagination!
Location: Canberra, AU
Ideal for students from:
Management, Economics, Anthropology, Art History, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology
ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.
Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.
With approximately 25,000 students ANU is ranked first in Australia and 24th in the world. It is a perfect place to internationalise your degree for a single semester or a full year.
Home to Monash’s five campuses, Melbourne is consistently named one of the world’s most liveable cities, and has also been commended in the first ever QS Best Student Cities survey as Australia’s best city for students.
Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of world universities – 84th in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2019). We’ve built our reputation on career-focused degrees, the highest academic standards and research that makes a difference.
Monash Malaysia was the University’s first international campus. Located 18 kilometres from the bustling centre of Kuala Lumpur, the campus has more than 5000 students. Monash Malaysia has a vibrant, global atmosphere – about one quarter of the student body is international.
The Go Global exchange program provides students with an opportunity to:
Each faculty has slightly different considerations to take into account in regards to Go Global. Some major have additional considerations, however the below lists will help with some basics.
Students on exchange can study at hundreds of universities around the world. While the options are seemingly endless, we can help you ensure that you select a university that fits your needs best, both academic and personal.
The following questions relate to key criteria for exchanges and can help guide you in choosing the right university for a great Go Global experience. It is recommend that you work through these questions before you conduct a partner university search.
Although it might seem scary at first, you can learn a lot about yourself by pushing beyond your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to get lost and then find yourself in an entirely new setting. Are you looking for a new culture or new courses? Below are some questions you should consider when trying to decide on your choices for your partner universities.
What learning outcomes do you want to achieve while away? Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself academically.
See how courses transfer back by looking through the course equivalency database.
As part of our agreement with partner universities, students receive UBC credit for all academic courses taken abroad.
We suggest you keep the following in mind when you search for courses on partner university websites.
Exchange opportunities are open to almost all faculties. Art students are able to go in their second, third, or fourth year. Management, Science, and Human Kinetics students are able to go in their third and fourth year. Students can take part in a summer experience at any time.
Go Global has over 180 partner universities in 50 countries worldwide. For the most current information on partner universities, refer to the links below. Note that these links will take you to our Vancouver website as they host the content.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation