Global Experiences

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Get the one-on-one support you need this year

Types of appointments and support Browse all the appointment types to find out how you can access support. Then, book...

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Showcasing McMaster’s commitment to global learning and engagement

This November, McMaster’s commitment to making a global impact, as outlined in the Model for Global Engagement, is on the minds of students, staff and...

Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Fostering global entrepreneurship at McMaster

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a collection of activities, competitions and events aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere...

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McMaster Exchange Program update for Fall 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, McMaster has decided to cancel all Fall 2021 outbound in-person exchange programs. This...

Yambakam, author of "Motherland, Fatherland and New World."

Stories for a global community: “Motherland, Fatherland and New World”

My first home is Nigeria, a juxtaposed hub of wealth and poverty yet amassed with ingenuous citizens and colourful cultures....

Student, Vidhya, author of "The Journey."

Stories for a global community: “The Journey”

It was my university graduation day. The last two years I spent 1,000 miles away from home studying in Bhopal,...

Student and four migrant workers connect their arms to symbolize unity.

Stories for a global community: “We Are Not So Different You & I”

At the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), I worked as a casework intern helping migrant workers win salary, abuse,...

Creative painting of a young man, half his face in frame, with three hands coming out of his mouth like a spoken word.

Stories for a global community: “Sneeze”

Clouds of dust spring up as we slide to a stop on the side of a major road in a...

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McMaster Exchange Program update: January 2021

The McMaster Exchange Program is following McMaster’s Risk Management Policy regarding student travel. Under this policy, undergraduate exchange programs are...

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McMaster Exchange Program update: November 2020

The McMaster Exchange Program is following McMaster’s Risk Management Policy regarding student travel. Under this policy, undergraduate exchange programs are...

UN Sustainable Development Goals

McMaster Global 2020 explores how higher education can address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

What role can universities play in advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? That’s the question that McMaster Global...

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SSC wins silver: Prix d’Excellence Awards

The Student Success Centre is thrilled to announce that “Encouraging Students to Think Global,” which included 2019 global initiatives such...

Shirley eating ice cream.

Golden Week travels: a new era to explore with friends

Before exchange, I found it difficult to find people I could relate to and found it difficult to even talk...

Arianna near a large body of water

Adjusting abroad

Struggles with transition aren’t only reserved for the beginning of an experience as grand as studying abroad; the end is...

Sarah in Scotland

Familiarity and community: the makings of a second home

For me, knowing my way around an area is what makes me feel at home and less like a tourist,...

Rhea on the beach at sunset in Australia

Learning and exploring Australia’s natural gifts

Exchange is a great way to learn more about your host nation and even have the opportunity to go visit...

Meena in an Ireland landscape

Changing the course of my future through exchange

It was a higher grade level, a subject I had never taken before, and my whole mark depended upon one...

Amy overlooking a green landscape in China

Perspectives from across the Pacific (OJS Summer Research Program)

Now that my research placement has come to an end, I am really thankful that I had this opportunity. Though...

Matthew overlooking a beautiful landscape

Finding a home away from home on exchange

This past semester has meant so much to me because I have built lifelong relationships with people from all over...

Cyra at a petting zoo

An unexpected beginning to my exchange

It was so scary feeling sick and being by myself without any family. You don’t expect to get sick when...