Students who are interested in international study should consider participating in the MacAbroad Exchange Program, administered by International Student Services. This opportunity allows students in their third year to study at a host institution overseas while still paying their standard McMaster tuition and supplementary fees. Students choose to study abroad for a variety of reasons, including language development, exposure to new cultures and perspectives, and unique course offerings offered only at certain institutions.
All interested Arts & Science students must complete the following four steps in this order:
Students in Arts & Science are generally eligible for exchange agreements set up with the Faculties of Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. The full list of exchange agreements may be viewed here. There is the option to study for either one term (typically Term 2) or a full year.
Selection is based on a number of factors, and include the following essential requirements:
Students typically go through the application and interview process during Level II (see timeline below) and go abroad during Level III. The application requirements may be found here. Students must choose up to two (maximum of three) institutions to which they would like to apply. Successful applicants are then nominated to one institution by the selection committee and ISS. The nominations are then sent to the host institutions, who will then respond with acceptances and registration information. All registration procedures are handled by ISS.
The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 MacAbroad Exchange Program is 22 January 2018.
In July 2015, recent Arts & Science graduates (Class of 2015) Rachel Brain, Erik Brown, Leila Gaind, Kaila Radan, and Julia Redmond, along with Dr. Jean Wilson, presented “Interdisciplinary Study Abroad as Experiential Learning” at A Conference on The Culture of Study Abroad in Halifax, NS, sponsored by St. Mary’s University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The team is now at work exploring ways of integrating findings into the development of enhanced international study programming for students currently participating in—or contemplating—academic exchange. Their paper was revised for publication and appears in Comparative and International Education.
|Amy Chen||Seinan Gakuin University (Term II)|
|Emma Chilton||Université Lumière Lyon 2 (Terms I & II)|
|Julia Cooke||University of Sydney (Term II)|
|Michael Donolo||Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Term II)|
|Kristen Gracie||University of Amsterdam (Term II)|
|Rachel Guitman||Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Term II)|
|Sarah Krymalowski||University of Copenhagen (Term II)|
|Adelaide Leo||Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Term II)|
|Erin Mierdel||Maynooth University (Term II)|
|Lydia Mills||Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Term II)|
|Annecy Pang||University of Sydney (Term II)|
|Balie Tomar||Nanyang Technological University (Term II)|
|Hannah Wilms||Lancaster University (Terms I & II)|
|Melanie Yin||Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (Term I)|