Why wait until you graduate to see the world?
The Student Abroad Program gives you the opportunity to study abroad at one of UNB’s partner institutions for one or two school terms.
The university courses you take at the host institution will be credited towards your UNB degree and are covered through your regular UNB tuition fees. During your time abroad, you will meet students from all over the world, enhance your language skills and introduce you to different cultures all while helping you earn credits towards your degree.
Travel while you learn
Don't wait until you graduate to see the world!
Past students have had wonderful experiences through the Student Abroad Program - some have taken courses in the Australian Outback, celebrated New Year in Paris, visited Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, walked around in Rome, or taken business courses in Singapore - all while studying and earning credits towards their UNB degree. Students return home with lots of adventures, new friends from all over the world, self-confidence and academic credits for courses taken abroad. To read about their experiences, visit the profiles page.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I only speak English?
Not a problem. Our exchange partners offer courses in English, and provide introductory courses to help you learn their countries’ national languages.
Where is the best place for me to go?
It depends somewhat on your course requirements and where YOU would like to go. The program’s partners are located around the world. Please schedule a meeting with the program advisor to chat about your degree and best destinations for the courses that you need to take while abroad.
What if I’ve never lived away from home before? I’ve never even been on a plane!
Many students are naturally daunted by the thought of travelling abroad for the first time. However, the Student Abroad Program provides you with pre-departure sessions that help prepare you for the experience of living away from home, particularly in a different country. Don’t forget, too, that one great benefit of the Student Abroad Program is that you travel while being a student, which means you have an automatic support system through your host campus. Whether you meet other students in class, the cafeteria, or at university social clubs, you are immediately part of an international student collective when you study abroad.
What if I run into trouble when I’m away; for example, what if I lose my passport or luggage?
Successful travel is all about proper preparation. This is why you are required to attend our pre-departure sessions. The Student Abroad coordinator provides you with handbooks and travel information, advice for dealing with homesickness and culture shock, and also invites guest speakers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), who will talk about consulate services for Canadians who travel abroad; a nurse from the Student Health Center will discuss vaccinations and health issues; and Student Financial Services, who will answer your questions about student loans and other issues involving money.If you encounter problems abroad, don’t forget that you are entitled to seek to services of the host university.
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