Research Abroad

Gain new skills and build your international network by completing research internationally.

About the program

Get hands-on research experience at a university abroad or through a virtual opportunity and build non-credit work experience over the summer.

Application dates vary. Please see the program page for the application deadline.

  • Conduct research in another country or virtually.
  • Add academic and extracurricular experience to your portfolio.
  • Enjoy a break from your regular UBC courseload.

Go Global programs

Go Global allows you to travel abroad to study, conduct research, or to take a course abroad with UBC students and professors. 

Find options for specific faculties, specializations, or other international experiences.

Discover programs

  • Learn new techniques from global contexts.
  • Add academic and extracurricular experience to your portfolio.
  • Network globally and see how research is done outside of UBC.

If you have questions

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.