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Introduction

Go Global offers UBC students the opportunity to: study on exchange or group program; conduct research; or complete a practicum placement or internship abroad as part of their UBC education. Students gain first-hand knowledge of international ideas, issues, and cultures, and can connect meaningfully with the people in their host country by experiencing life abroad as a student, not just a tourist. International learning programs foster global awareness, personal development, and cross-cultural understanding. The programs are open to graduate and undergraduate students.

"I have to say the best part of this program was getting the chance to work so closely with other students and the professors. Normally in class you don't get a chance to know your peers or your instructors all that well and outside of the classroom there is even less contact with them. In the Global Seminar Program you're working on something new with your peers everyday. The professors are always available to answer questions, go over material, or just talk about the volunteer experiences and your interactions with the surrounding community. It's a level of collaborative participation that you don't usually get in a regular classroom." - Boris Henriguez, Arts Term Abroad in Global Citizenship Global Seminar Program participant, Guatemala

"At the University of Lancaster, I was able to take courses and learn about subject areas that I would not have had the opportunity to study at UBC such as development studies from a political point of view. It helped me contextualize some of the issues that were covered in my economics courses. In that way, my studies on exchange perfectly complemented my work at UBC." - Katharina Obermeier, past Exchange participant, UK

Go Global: International Learning Programs
International House
1783 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.0942
Fax: 604.822.9885
Email: go.global@ubc.ca
Web: students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/go-global

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