Being in school doesn't mean being trapped and unable to travel. Every year thousands of students from Canada begin new education and research adventures abroad.
Governments, schools and other organizations join forces to encourage student exchanges, knowing that everyone wins when students learn new skills at the same time as making international links of language, culture and profession.
Between the normal travel considerations and the need to make sure your studies abroad are not in vain, there's a lot to investigate, so start early.
The biggest point is to ensure your credentials acquired abroad will be recognized at home:
- by further postsecondary institutions you may wish to attend and by potential employers
- Verify that your destination institution is accredited in its own country.
- Look for financial assistance through your current institution, destination institution, private scholarships, your regional ministry of education, and the Canadian government.
- Help facilitate recognition of your credentials by bringing back a diploma supplement with detailed information on the nature of your course of study.
For links to other resources and detailed descriptions of the considerations above, visit the Federal Government Studying Abroad Web-site.