Planning your trip

italyStep 1: Research

Go online and research your possible host institutions to make sure they suit your academic needs. This includes their course offerings, their academic terms, their accommodations and other travel considerations. You should contact your academic advisor for help with assessing the course options.

**Check out My World Abroad for information and resources on traveling and working internationally

Step 2: Apply to the Student Abroad Program

Apply to the Student Abroad Program by either the Dec 1st or April 1st deadlines. Preference will be give to those who submit their applications by the first deadline and others will be considered for placement best on the remaining spaces available with our partners.

Step 3: Secure exchange placement.

Once accepted to the student abroad program, you will be informed by email of your placement. This is not yet a guarantee of your exchange. Each student must apply separately to the host institution where they have been placed and be accepted by that institution based on their entrance requirements.

Step 4: Prepare for departure.

In the semester before their exchange, students must :

  • Complete the mandatory online pre-departure course where you will receive information and tips about travelling, attending university in another country and staying safe and healthy while abroad.
  • Complete the pre-departure forms including:
    • Insurance form
    • Off-campus study form
    • Waiver of liability
    • Participation agreement
  • Make travel and living arrangements including tickets and housing at your host institution.
  • Find out about the Visa or travel papers required in your host country and order the necessary documents.
  • Make any financial arrangements for their trip which may include apply for the travel bursary, scholarships, students loans or other resources.

lakebledStep 5: Have an excellent international experience.

Students should inform their family that they have safely arrived at their destination and should send their confirmation of arrival form to their campus student abroad coordinatorwithin one week of arrival.

Students should enjoy their time abroad and make the most out of their international adventure. Students will also act as UNB ambassadors in their host countries.

  • Before they leave, students should check with their host institution to ensure that their final transcripts will be forwarded to UNB so that credits may be transferred.

Step 6: Return and reflect.

Upon return to Canada, UNB students are expected to contribute to the Student Abroad Program by promoting the program to other students and participating in the reentry program to reflect and provide feedback on their experiences. Follow these social media guidelines.