Am I eligible?
If you have completed a minimum of one full year of study (24 credit hours) and are a current Faculty of Arts student in good academic standing with an acceptable GPA (usually 3.0 minimum) for undergraduate students, then you may be eligible for an exchange program. For Faculty of Arts graduate students, a study/research program is available in Sao Paolo, Brazil through the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies.
How do I apply?
For Exchange programs, contact the International Centre located in Room 541 University Centre or visit their web site to complete the online application form. Once students have been accepted into the Exchange program, they should consult with a Faculty of Arts Academic Advisor to ensure the courses can be used towards their Bachelor of Arts Degree program.
For information on Travel Study/field Study courses you can contact the department of the course directly, summer session and/or the Faculty of Arts General Office.
Where could I go?
Refer to the Exchange Partner Universities list (subject to change as it is updated on a continuous basis). Contact the International Centre or the Faculty of Arts for additional information.
Where would I live?
Most students stay with a host-family or in a host-campus residence, youth hostel, or facility of their choice. A number of the programs have pre-arranged accommodations included in their course/program fees.
Can I afford to go?
You remain a University of Manitoba student while on exchange and pay the same tuition fees to the University of Manitoba by the same applicable deadline dates as you would if you were here. The tuition fees for Travel Study/Filed Study courses are similar to any other University of Manitoba courses. You can apply for student aid and other forms of Student Exchange Awards to help cover travel costs associated with studying abroad. The International Centre has more information on financing an exchange. You can also apply to the The Dean of Arts International Student Exchange Travel Award.
Do I need to speak another language?
A vast majority of the courses are taught in English. There are selected courses and programs that are only taught in that country’s official language. You may consider developing or enhancing your skill in a second (or third or fourth) language to gain one of the primary skills of cross-cultural competency: communication. The Faculty of Arts offers language courses from introductory levels to some intermediate levels in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Icelandic, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, Hungarian, Cree, and Ojibway.