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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.

Choosing Go Global

The Go Global exchange program provides students with an opportunity to:

  • Make the most of their UBC education
  • Experience international issues and ideas in the real world
  • Immerse in a new culture and get a fresh perspective
  • Connect meaningfully with people in a host country as a student, not just as a tourist
  • Challenge new environments, gain confidence, and strengthen life skills
  • Take courses outside of what is available at UBC


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. Learn more about Go Global eligibility.


Go Global has over 180 partner universities in 50 countries worldwide. For the most current information on partner universities, refer to the link below. Note that this link will take you to our Vancouver website as they host the content.

If you are a Management student wishing to partake in multiple Go Global experiences, review this planning guide (PDF). Refer to the latest Management degree structure to best plan your exchange.

Winter Session Partner Schools


There is a three-step application process for applying:

  1. Identify university partners that you would like to attend
  2. Apply to Go Global with your top three partner university choices
  3. Once accepted to Go Global, you’ll be nominated to apply directly to the university you were matched to

For complete details, see applying for an exchange. Your application may require supporting documents.