Study Abroad Programs

Due to the university’s international travel suspension, all outbound student travel outside of Canada is currently cancelled until further notice. However, applications for the 2022 spring, summer and fall terms continue to be accepted in the anticipation that travel may resume. Programming will only take place if the university’s travel suspension is removed.

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Study abroad

Study Abroad Information Session: Fall 2021

The College of Arts and Science study abroad manager will discuss your options, help you apply, support you while you’re away, and touch base with you when you return.

No matter your area of study, whether you want to be away for two weeks or an entire year, or if you want to travel alone or in a group, there are many options to choose from.

Eligibility

For Arts and Science students to be eligible for acceptance to a study abroad program, they need to meet the following requirements:

 

Contact

For more information, email AandS.abroad@usask.ca.

LaVina Watts
Manager, Study Abroad and Interdisciplinary Programs
College of Arts and Science
Programs Office
Arts 921, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

About us

The College of Arts and Science Study Abroad Office will provide support for the creation, management, and administration of safe and accessible study abroad programs for students across all disciplines.

We are committed to providing our students with international experiences for lifelong global engagement and impact. We will continue to offer and develop globally and internationally minded opportunities for every student for academic and personal growth. We strive to ensure that study abroad programs are safe, cost effective and accessible to all students.

The College of Arts and Science Study Abroad Office will provide support for the creation, management, and administration of safe and accessible study abroad programs for students across all disciplines.

We are committed to providing our students with international experiences for lifelong global engagement and impact. We will continue to offer and develop globally and internationally minded opportunities for every student for academic and personal growth. We strive to ensure that study abroad programs are safe, cost effective and accessible to all students.

  1. Ensure that the College of Arts and Science becomes synonymous with study abroad and is recognized as a leader in internationalization at the University of Saskatchewan.
  2. Ensure that there is a cultural shift in which studying abroad and globalization is a foundation of the student experience at the College of Arts and Science and is achiable for everyone.
  3. Thrive to ensure that the College of Arts and Science is considered one of the best places in the country to develop skills and connections that will make students more employable and more effective global citizens.
  4. Ensure that students who never thought studying abroad was for them, including indigenous students, first-generation post-secondary learners, students with disabilities, and those with family and employment obligations are able to participate in some form of a study abroad opportunity in a meaningful way.

Study abroad options

Faculty-led taught abroad

Where have we gone? Everywhere! Here is list of just a few of the places our faculty have taken their classes abroad. All faculty-led taught abroad courses are open to all students in all colleges. You do not need to be a major in these disciplines, you just need to have the appropriate prerequisites or permission of the instructor.

  • ITALY: HIST 433.6 - Vision of Empire: Architecture & Power in Ancient Rome & Fascist Italy – Angela Kalinowski and Alessio Ponzio
    • Deadline:  February 1st
  • MONTANA: GEOL 308.3 - Field School, Sedimentary Rocks – Tim Prokopiuk
    • Deadline: March 1st
  • SPAIN: GEOL 405.3 - International Field Studies – Gabriela Mangano and Luis Buatois
    • Deadline: February 1st
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - DRAM 285.3 - Theatre Studies
  • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (CERN) - PHYS 472.3 High Energy Particle Research Accelerators for Physics Research 2020 Summer Term
  • JOHANESSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA - HIST 322.6/422.6 - South Africa: History, Politics and Society
  • COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - PLAN 298.3 - Humanistic Urban Design: Copenhagen
  • ZORTMAN, MONTANA - GEOL 308.3 Geological Mapping I
  • TOYKO, JAPAN – POLITICAL STUDIES
  • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – DRAMA
  • MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – INDIGENOUS STUDIES
  • ASTURIAS, SPAIN – GEOLOGY
  • BRUSSELS – POLITICAL STUDIES
  • LONDON, ENGLAND – DRAMA
  • ROME, ITALY – HISTORY
  • JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
  • CANTEBURY, ENGLAND – CLASSICAL, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES
  • PARIS, FRANCE – HISTORY
  • ROME, ITALY – HISTORY

Term abroad

Register in an Arts and Science course but take the class abroad! A term abroad credit is not a transfer credit because you are registering here at USask as you would with any other course—you just take class while you are in another country.

Summer programs

Attend programs offered abroad during the summer months for short, intensive programs focusing on a specific topic area. Choose from more than 16 destinations including Germany, France and China.

Exchange

2022 Fall Semester Placement and Full Academic Year, Apply by February 1, 2022

2023 Winter Term placements, apply by September 15, 2022

Attend a partner university abroad for one or two terms while gaining transfer credit toward your USask degree. We will help you find your perfect exchange opportunity. Choose from a variety of partner universities all over the world.

Testimonials

My study abroad course was life-changing. It gave me a completely new perspective on theatre that I hope to continue to explore in my studies and life after school. – DRAM 286 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

An incredible cultural experience and opportunity to develop field geology skills in a picturesque location! – GEOL 405 AUSTURIAS, SPAIN

This was a life-changing experience that I would not take back for the world. I saw Australia in a way I never would have, had I not done this program/course with these people. – INDG 498 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

It was so much better than I ever thought it could be! I'm already ready to go back, I will never forget this amazing experience.

This taught abroad course opened my eyes to a whole new world of culture and the way of life in Japan. If it weren’t for this opportunity, I’m not sure if I would have ever had the confidence to take the trip on my own. I was able to fully appreciate Japanese culture and society due to the fantastic preparatory learning I received in this course. – POLS 398 TOKYO (and other locations) JAPAN

A trip of a lifetime. The best way to maximize your university experience.

Take the challenge - engage in discovery of things you never knew about.

It entirely changed my life. By far, the best experience I've had at university.

Every UofS student should seriously consider going on a student abroad trip. It adds something priceless to your undergrad experience and reminds you of what education is really supposed to be about. And if money is a problem - you'd be surprised how much funding is available if you only take the time to look for it. I certainly was!

Studying abroad was the best decision I made in my degree! Travelling and taking a class that was outside of my major enhanced my education and helped me expand my worldview.

Study Abroad gave me the opportunity to experience course materials and what I was learning in a new way. Getting to truly experience what I was learning not only deepened my knowledge, but gave me a once in a lifetime chance to experience culture, arts, and friendship in another country. Learning in a classroom is one thing, but getting to apply that knowledge to real life through study abroad is something I’ll always cherish and has truly heightened my education.

Studying abroad through the U of S was a fantastic experience!

This was an incredible experience, and really an opportunity of a lifetime! Highly recommend everyone applies to participate in this program!

Cost

Find travel awards and scholarships for study abroad program or conferences, competitions or other study-related activities off campus.

NEWGlobal Skills Opportunity award (GSO) (funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s outbound mobility pilot program).

We are very excited to announce that the College’s Study Abroad Office was the recipient of the new pilot program, Global Skill Opportunity (GSO).  The college has been awarded $500,000 to fund study abroad experiences for approximately 155 students over the next four years.  LaVina Watts, Manager of Study Abroad and Interdisciplinary Programs will oversee the program.

All Canadian undergraduate students in the college participating in a Taught or Term Abroad program will be eligible for the GSO, but priority will be given to students for whom international experiences have traditionally been less accessible—specifically Indigenous students, students from low-income backgrounds and those with disabilities.  Application for the GSO will be available to students who have been accepted to one of our programs.

Note: Students in receipt of the Global Skills Opportunity Funding will be required to complete the pre-departure form as well as the post-experience report through the Universities Canada’s online GSO PORTAL (link will be provided to students through acceptance letter). Students may be required to participate in program evaluations which could include, surveys, case studies, interviews, among other activities.

Global Engagement Scholarships

Would you like to gain international experience as a USask student? Undergraduate and graduate USask students are eligible for a $1000 Global Engagement Scholarship to help offset costs related to studying abroad.

Arts and Science Donor and Government Funded Awards and Scholarships

Arts and Science Study Abroad Awards and Scholarships Students Can Apply for if Eligible.

Name of Award

Value

Selection Criteria

Global Skill Opportunity Award

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program.

$1,000 - $6,000

Value: depending on eligibility as well as locations.
This new funding opportunity is intended to increase the number of underrepresented students (indigenous, low income, or with disabilities) to study abroad. Application details to come.

Gail Appel Study Abroad Award

$1,000

Based on academic achievement and financial need

James Barney Smythe International Travel Scholarship

$1,000

Based on academic achievement and financial need

McEwan Student Travel Scholarship

$2,500

Based on academic achievement and financial need

That Ngo Fund for Study Abroad

$1,000

Based on academic achievement and financial need

John Russell Kowalchuk Awards in Ukrainian Studies

Varies

Open to students who are enrolled in a U of S study abroad program in the Ukraine. 

Joseph Zlacky Scholarship

Varies

 

Safety

For safety reasons, the University of Saskatchewan does not send students to high-risk areas that are under 'Avoid non-essential or all travel' advisory as per Global Affairs Canada.

As of January 4th: Due to the university’s international travel suspension, all outbound student travel outside of Canada is currently cancelled until further notice. However, applications for the 2022 spring, summer and fall terms continue to be accepted in the anticipation that travel may resume. Programming will only take place if the university’s travel suspension is removed.

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