International Opportunities

for undergraduate students

Undergraduate students in the College of Education have the opportunity to explore the world while studying abroad or participating in an international practicum. Whether you are in the second, third, or fourth year of your program, there is an option for you.

Year 2 – Study Abroad

Earn credit towards your Bachelor of Education degree by studying abroad. Work with International Education Officers at the International Study Abroad Centre to discuss options and help you apply. You will also need connect with an academic advisor in the College of Education to discuss transfer credit and how equivalents will work to meet your B.Ed. program requirements.

Eligibility for Education Undergraduate Students

  • Minimum of 70average or higher (cumulative average)
  • Have completed or are in the process of completing 30 credit units at the time of application. (The cumulative average must be maintained for the duration of the academic year when the credit units are completed.)
  • Be registered as a full-time student prior to and throughout the duration of your exchange program.
  • Have personal aptitude.
  • Have available finances or qualify for some of our many scholarships and travel bursaries.
  • Meet minimum Language Proficiency Requirement of the Host University, if applicable.

     “Upon returning from studying abroad in Australia, I feel so grateful for all the experiences I was able to have.  I met so many amazing people, experienced a different education system and made connections with people from the other side of the world.  Studying abroad was the best way to travel, while still working on my degree! You will learn so much about yourself and perhaps learn to appreciate the little things in life more. 

     “I remember when I first got to the University of Canberra, Australia, the locals were so amazed at all the things the study abroad students noticed and loved.  For example, every day on my walk to school I saw kangaroos; this never failed to excite me. While the locals, laughed at this as they see kangaroos as we see deer in Saskatchewan. I feel so humbled coming home to Saskatoon, as living alone abroad challenged me in new and exciting ways. I am not saying that there aren’t hard moments and times where you may miss home, I am just saying it is all worth it.”

– Kessa Gerein

2017–2018 Study Abroad
University of Canberra, Australia

     “Through my experience of moving to Czech Republic, I have learnt to become more aware of myself, my surroundings, and to slow down. 

     “A major part of my time here has been spent visiting museums, galleries, castles, and other cultural attractions. These are best appreciated when taken slowly. Rushing them is exhausting, and not rewarding or enjoyable. A beautiful aspect of the culture here is the amount of time locals spend in cafes, drinking delicious coffee, wine, or beer, and visiting with friends and family. Grabbing “Timmies” to go is not a thing or the norm. 

     “Figuring trains, trams, buses, and undergrounds also takes time, and lots of patience. Instead of becoming stressed and overwhelmed, I have learned to remind myself to enjoy the travel time, and to take the confusion of figuring out as a challenge that becomes easier every time. Another learning curve to add to the list has been learning how to live in a city where many people don’t speak English very well, or at all. 

     “Living here has taught me to take more time to enjoy all that life throws at me- even moments that are not always easy. The moments I am in where I am far from my comfort zone.”

– Freya Kinash

2018–2019 Study Abroad
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Year 3 – Exchange to University of Barcelona

Each year two students are selected to spend Term 2 (February to June) at the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

If you are an undergraduate student in the College of Education and have completed a minimum of one year of full-time study (30 credit units) at the University of Saskatchewan, you may be eligible to apply for the University of Barcelona Student Exchange for Term 2 (February to June) in Barcelona, Spain.

Admission Requirements

There are no special requirements for U of S students. Students visiting the University of Barcelona from abroad need a minimum level of B2 (European level of languages) in Catalan, Spanish or English. It is assumed that all U of S students speak fluent English.

Anticipated Costs

    • U of S tuition
      • Pending registration, maximum tuition will be 15 credit units of Category 2 tuition.
      • No tuition is paid to U Barcelona.
    • Student Fees (there may be student fees to the partner institution)
    • Accommodations
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Food
    • Personal Expenses (miscellaneous)
    • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Passport
Deadline to apply is October 1, 2019

– Lauren Hooge

2018-2019 Exchange Student
University of Barcelona, Spain

Year 4 – International Alternative Practicum

Have you ever thought about studying or teaching abroad?  Here’s your chance to experience the best of both worlds by participating in an Alternative Practicum with ten weeks in a Saskatchewan school followed by six weeks in an international setting.

In 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, students traveled to Dalian, China to join the Maple Leaf Educational Systems' (MLES) Schools.  MLES offers a high quality, international education to students in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary schools.  The MLES Schools in Dalian, China teach the British Columbia curriculum.  More information and school videos are available online.

About Dalian, China

Dalian is located at the southern tip of China’s Liaoning Province.  Dalian is coined the “football city”—since it’s sometimes compared to Brazil, due to its intense love of soccer—and, alternatively, the “fashion city”—since Dalian hosts an international fashion festival every September.

Anticipated Costs

    • University of Saskatchewan tuition (15 credit units at Category 2)
    • student fees,
    • flights, and
    • other expenses (e.g., personal expenses, meals, travel and medical insurance, etc.)

– Scott Tulloch, Nicole Toupin,
Allie Greig, and Bryce Glendenning

International Alternative Practicum, Dalian, China
Fall 2018