Outbound Opportunities

International Opportunities



Take your learning beyond borders! International Education offers a wide variety of opportunities for Mount Royal University students to study abroad.

Why should you study abroad?
Open up a world of possibilities!

Gain valuable skills and experience
From learning a few words in the local language to collaborating in the classroom, develop your intercultural skills and understanding, both personally and professionally.

Globalize your Mount Royal University degree
Make your degree stand out by adding an international experience to it. Studying abroad is also an excellent way to develop international connections.

Expand your perspective
Connecting with people from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds will be sure to help you see the world in new ways.

Personal growth
Grow by jumping outside of your comfort zone!

Have an unforgettable experience
Everything from the people you meet to the classes you take an the adventure you have will come together to create one unforgettable experience.

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Guaranteed Funding

All students who go abroad on exchange, field school or international work experience are guaranteed to receive a minimum of $1,000 to assist with costs through the International Mobility Award. More information on this award and other awards available can be found on the International Education Funding Page.

Outbound International Opportunities



Spend one or two semesters immersed in another culture as you study at one of our partner institutions.

This is a great option if you are looking for an independent experience that combines academics with ample opportunity for additional travel.

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Dive into this academically robust opportunity as you travel with a group of Mount Royal University faculty and students to combine experiential learning and coursework to integrate your learning with your international destinations.

This is a great option if you want a more structured opportunity for an academically focused international experience.

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International Work Experience

Gain international work experience, intercultural communication skills, and experience another culture while you complete your work term (practicum, co-op, internship).

This is a great option if you want to have an enriching international experience and set your work experience apart from that of your peers.

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Combine cultural experience with topical learning as you spend part of your summer studying abroad.

This is a great option if you want the experience of a semester abroad on a shorter time frame.

Read more here and visit our spring/summer opportunities page.


See a snapshot of the study abroad experienceTo see what some of our outbound students are up to abroad, check out our Instagram at @MRUinternational and look at #MRUinternational to see some snapshots from their experiences abroad.

Are you interested in studying abroad but aren't sure where to start?

Here are three things you can do today to start the process:

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Info Session.
    This is the best way to get all of the information about studying abroad in one place. There is an info session at a different time each week so you will definitely be able to find one that fits you reschedule. See the full schedule of upcoming info sessions here.

  2. Get involved with the International Student Support Centre in E 140
    A great way to prepare to go abroad is to get involved with the International Education community right here at Mount Royal University. Hang out in the ISSC, attend International Education events, and even volunteer to help incoming exchange and international students on campus!

  3. Start your research now
    A great place to start your research is by reading Experience Reports in the International Student Support Centre (E 140). Each Mount Royal student who goes abroad with International Education shares their experience through photos, stories, and tips and tricks. Stop by any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday to read about their time abroad! If the student has included their contact information in their report, you are welcome to reach out to them to learn more about their experience.
    MyWorldAbroad is also an excellent resource and as a Mount Royal University student, you get free access to the website!


Common myths about studying abroad

Myths Fact
You have to be really adventurous to study abroad. We have a variety of study abroad opportunities for every level of adventure. Studying abroad is a great way to jump outside of your comfort zone and learn through experience.
You don't get credit for studying abroad. Almost all of our study abroad programs are for credit.
You have to speak another language to study abroad. Most of our study abroad opportunities only require you to speak English.
Studying abroad is way too expensive. The cost of living is lower in some of our destinations than here. Additionally, for full semester exchanges you still only pay MRU tuition.
You can't get loans or scholarships if you study abroad. You are still eligible to apply for loans and scholarships while studying abroad.
Studying abroad is way too complicated. We are here to help you through the process of studying abroad!



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