Summer school

Enhance your academic program abroad

Study abroad with students from all over the world for up to four weeks this summer at one of our partners' summer school programs. Deadlines and programs vary in dates and duration.

Participate in seminars, lectures, workshops and field trips which directly relate to your field of study. Professional academics and practitioners will be on-hand to provide expert guidance and a positive learning environment. 

Benefits of summer programs 

Great opportunity for first-time travelers/students with work/family obligations

  • An International summer school is an excellent first experience abroad and perfect for students who are interested in going abroad but have never travelled alone.
  • 3 weeks abroad is enough time to experience life outside of Canada without being away too long and easier to fit with your current family and work obligations.

 Easy planning

  • Residence & meal plans are usually pre-organized, so your planning is very easy and hassle-free.
  • The host institutions organize social programs, so you make friends fast and don’t miss out on visiting local attractions.
  • All you need to do is arrange your travel, secure your insurance and take care of any visa requirements.

 Courses available for students in all disciplines

  • Our partners offer many different courses, so there is an opportunity for you regardless of your program of study.
  • You will find many courses that UNB is not offering, so this is your chance to select courses that you are passionate about but can’t take at UNB.
  • Go to the same location with your UNB friends in other programs
  • Courses abroad can be counted towards your UNB degree with pre-approval from your academic advisor. Courses abroad will not affect your GPA.
  • The summer school programs can provide you with 1 -2 UNB courses.

Help every step along the way

  • We are here to support you before you leave. We offer a mandatory pre-departure workshop and other forms of help to make sure you are prepared for your international experience and have a smooth and successful abroad experience.

Financial assistance

UNB Fredericton students: Apply for the student abroad bursary.

UNB Saint John students: Contact the Student Abroad office to learn more about available awards.


Eligibility may vary by partner, but UNB opens these program to any UNB student of any discipline who has:

  • completed 30 credit hours before travelling
  • a cumulative GPA of 2.5

How to apply

UNB Frederiction students: Apply online

UNB Saint John students: Contact the Student Abroad Coordinator for information on Summer 2023.

Contact us

The Student Abroad staff is happy to meet with you and chat about the opportunities and help you decide the right program for you. Schedule an appointent and start your planning as soon as possible.

Summer abroad opportunities

Birmingham, United Kingdom: Courses in biomedical sciences, british cultural heirtage, math/finance, film & society

Maynooth University, Ireland: Courses in Irish cultural heritage and history, business, anthropology

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Courses in health sciences/biomedical, economics/business, psychology, history, urbanization and big data, culture & society, genetics

MICEFA, Paris, France - Language & Culture Program

MICEFA Paris, France - Medical & Public Health Program

Aarhus University, Denmark: Courses in business development & management, economics & entrepreneurship, psychology, engineering, culture & society and communication

Cologne University, Germany: Courses in communication, linguistics and business

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore: Courses in language & culture, entrepreneurship & innovation, creative design & media, the globalized market & new technologies

Graz University, Austria: Courses in political science and history

Mahidol University, Thailand: Courses in business, entrepreneurship, logistics, Thai language & culture

Rennes Business School, France: Courses in responsible management, AI business

Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom: Courses in arts, business/finance/economics, engineering, health sciences, science, math & computer science

Eastern Finland University: Courses in education

Kuyngpook National University, South Korea: Courses in Korean language and Korean politics and society

Summer Term in Europe Program (STEP)

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