Partner universities in North and South America

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University of Calgary

Language: English
Level: U
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: Late August - December
Spring: January - April

Calgary has about 700 000 inhabitants and is located in the province of Alberta. The city is known for its proximity to large oil findings, which have put a mark on the industries of the city, and for having hosted the winter Olympics in 1988. The University of Calgary received its university status in 1966 and has approximately 20 000 students, including about 900 exchange students. The university is located north west of the city and has a large campus area.

University of Ottawa

Language: English/French
Level: U
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: September - December
Spring: January - April

The Telfer School of Management is a part of the University of Ottawa and is located in the province of Ontario. The university has about 24 000 students. In 2003 the School of Management received AACSB accreditation. The courses are taught in both English and French and there are a lot of exchange students there from all around the world. The city of Ottawa offers a lot of restaurants, theatres etc. There are also great opportunities for sports activities. The university helps exchange students with accommodation either on or close to the campus area.

The university requires a mandatory insurance - The University Health Insurance Plan UHIP - that costs about 208 Canadian dollars for one semester.

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University of Alberta

Language: English/French
Level: U/G
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: Late August - December
Spring: January - April

Edmonton is the capital in the province of Alberta. The university is the second largest in Canada and has over 30 000 students, including about 1700 exchange students. The university has a good reputation and is know for taking good care of their exchange students. Besides the studies the university offers good possibilities for sports and recreation, especially during the winter. The university can provide exchange students with accommodation for autumn semesters. 

The University requires students to purchase a mandatory insurance from the university (University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan, UAHIP) and a universal transit pass for the semester. 
Orientation days are mandatory and take place one week prior to the start of the semester.

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Université Laval

Language: English/French
Level: U/G
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: September - mid December
Spring: January - May

Université Laval is a prominent Canadian University, situated in the city of Québec. The French speaking city has about 650 000 inhabitants. The dialect of French that is spoken can be a bit hard to understand, but most teachers speak the European form of French.

The university is about as big as Uppsala University and has a large campus area. On campus there is student housing and a large recreation center. Close to campus you can also find a shopping mall and a movie theatre. The university helps exchange students with accommodation on campus.

The university requires a mandatory insurance.

Queen's University

Language: English
Level: U
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: September - December
Spring: January - April

Kingston is located between Toronto and Montreal in the province of Ontario. Kingston used to be the Canadian capital, but today it only has about 60 000 inhabitants. Queen's University was founded in 1841 and is the oldest in Canada, and also one of the most prestigious ones. The University has about 13 000 students and offers courses in business studies at the Smith School of Business.

Queen's requires an mandatory insurance. More information will be given in the application forms to be filled out once you are admitted.

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Augustana College

Language: English
Level: U
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 15 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: September - December
Spring: February - May
 

Founded by Swedish settlers in 1860, Augustana offers 90 majors and areas of study. Their selective, private liberal arts college hosts NCAA III varsity athletic teams. The beautiful 115-acre wooded campus is located along the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities (population 400,000), about 165 miles west of Chicago.

The university has approximately 2500 students. Depending on your age, you will be placed in either a dorm or a Transitional Living Area (shared apartment). Students choose a major in which they take 10 credits of electives. Majoring options include: Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Management Information Systems.

Studying in USA might come with extra fees, such as particular insurances and immunizations, and you should be informed and prepared for this. You can read more about this here.

This is a new exchange starting Spring 2024 and no travel reports are avaliable.

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Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 

Language: English
Level: U
Exchange: Bilateral
Credits: 30 credits = 30 hp
Approximate semester dates: Autumn: End of July - Mid December
Spring: Late February - Mid July

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez is a private university with two different campus areas; Campus Peñalolén in Santiago and Campus Recreo in Viña del Mar. You choose which campus you want to go to, depending on which courses you want to take. Note that the Campus Peñalolén in Santiago only offer courses in Spanish, and you must be able to prove your language level if you choose this campus. At the start of the semester they have a welcome week for all exchange students. The school does not offer any housing. 

Due to their slightly limited course offerings, this exchange is currently only recommended if you want to take elective courses during your exchange.

This is a new exchange starting Autumn 2024, and no travel reports are avalliable. 

Last modified: 2024-03-07