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International Education Week

Join us as we celebrate International Education Week, a global, annual celebration highlighting the importance international education plays in furthering our social, economic, and cultural well-being. Check out our events this week as we showcase the diversity, knowledge and international connections on our campus.

International Education Week is part of MacGlobal, a showcase of McMaster University’s global engagement and impact. MacGlobal starts on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the end of International Education Week.

Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9, 2018 

Highlights Include:

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Exchange Fair

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., MUSC

The McMaster Exchange Program presents the annual Student Exchange Fair. Showcase of McMaster study abroad opportunities. Current and returned exchange students will be available to discuss exchange to specific destinations.

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Language Cafe

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., CIBC Hall

The Language Cafe brings together the languages of McMaster. Join us for an opportunity to gain an introductory lesson in another language, facilitated by a McMaster peer.

No registration is required.

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McCall MacBain International Fellowships

Wednesday, November 7
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For one year, immerse yourself in another culture to learn the language, enhance your academics, and gain employment experience that will develop your curiosity, grit, resilience, and understanding of the world around you. These fellowships are valued up to $23,500.

Register to attend the info session here.

Explore your options

Whether it’s gaining more Canadian experiences, improving your language and writing skills, or taking your education abroad, we have lots of opportunities to grow your education at McMaster.

Take your education abroad and study at one of our 70 partner universities.

Check out the Stories From Abroad blog to hear from current and recently returned exchange students.

Practice or help an EAL student practice conversational skills on a weekly basis.

Get feedback on your resume and other application materials.

Go on a work exchange for up to two years. Sign-up on OSCARplus.

Gain work and volunteer abroad opportunities to develop your skills.

For more information, you can also visit our International Student Services website.

New Exchange Mentoring Program!

Going on Exchange next Semester?

You already know the academic and personal benefits of study abroad, but have you considered the connection to career and professional skill development?

While your host institution covers in-country orientation to living and studying in a new community, consider expanding your reach to employment and career perspectives of working in a foreign country.

The Student Success Centre is pleased to offer mentor-matches for outbound exchange students with McMaster Alumni living in the area.

The Exchange Mentorship Program pairs students with alumni who are living and work in and around your host university.
Learn about careers, social life, everyday living, skills development outside the classroom and more.

Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Exchange Advising

After attending an Exchange Information Session, you can book a one-on-one appointment with our Education Abroad Coordinator. Use this session to learn more about international opportunities, ask questions about McMaster’s exchange partners, and receive support filling out your application for study abroad next year.