V. International Study

Study Abroad Programs

University of Guelph study abroad programs consist of two types: exchange programs and field schools.

Exchange programs offer students an opportunity to take courses at a university abroad for up to a year and get credit toward their degree at Guelph. In return, students from the host university may study at Guelph. Tuition is paid to the student's home university.

Field Schools are short-term courses taught abroad usually in May/June for 4-6 weeks. They combine academics with hands-on experiential learning “in the field,” allowing students to incorporate what they are learning in class with their international location.

Participants in a University of Guelph study abroad program may qualify for a travel scholarship, see Chapter IX--Scholarships and Other Awards for details.

For information on these or other work or study abroad options, please see the Centre for International Programs https://www.uoguelph.ca/cip/ or visit the Information Centre, University Centre, Level 3.

Exchange Programs

A variety of exchange programs exist for undergraduate students and graduate students who wish to study at an overseas institution for a period of time. Regulations about exchange programs are shown in Exchange Programs of Chapter VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures. For further information on any study abroad program, visit the Centre for International Programs, Level 3, University Centre. To access a searchable database of exchange partners and opportunities, go to visit the CIP website https://www.uoguelph.ca/cip/ and click on the "Study Abroad Program Search” button.

Field Schools

A field school is a program that includes one or more courses that are taught off-campus. Field schools combine academics with hands-on experiential learning “in the field,” allowing students to incorporate what they are learning in class with their international location.

Depending on the program, some field schools will include a course or partial course taught before students continue in the program overseas, or will be taught entirely overseas. The overseas component of University of Guelph field schools are offered in the Summer Semester, in May-June and are typically 3-6 weeks in duration. For a list of current Field School offerings go to: https://www.uoguelph.ca/cip/summer-field-school-programs