Global Opportunities

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Our model

At the Student Success Centre, we recognize the value in creating a globally-inspired ecosystem that nurtures, supports and fosters cross-cultural competencies among students and recent graduates. We recognize the strengths that internationalization brings to our community, and so we take a peer-to-peer learning approach through stories and socials.

Global citizenship can start at home. Our goal is to make global experiences attainable by providing access to global opportunities both locally and abroad. We offer a diverse range of opportunities with over 70 exchange agreements, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of job postings. We also have funding available to support these experiences.

In 2021, McMaster placed 14 in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which recognizes the contributions of universities as they work to make the world a safer, more sustainable place based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Planned Happenstance: Global Opportunities

Kathlyn Bequilla, exchange student, photos of Australia.

Kathlyn's exchange in Autstralia

Get to know Kathlyn Bequilla as she recounts her experiences at the University of Adelaide in Australia for the full year.

Kayleigh Oliver, exchange student, photos of the Netherlands.

Kayleigh's exchange in the Netherlands

Get to know Kayleigh Oliver as she recounts her experiences at Tilburg University in the Netherlands during the winter term.

Ariana Hurley, exchange student, photos of France.

Ariana's exchange in France

Get to know Ariana Hurley as she recounts her experiences at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France during the winter term.

Momina Qureshi, exchange student, photos of Germany.

Momina's exchange in Germany

Get to know Momina Qureshi as she recounts her experiences at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany during the winter term.

Emerson Amorim, exchange student, photos of Spain.

Emerson's exchange in Spain

Get to know Emerson Amorim as he recounts his experiences at the University of Barcelona in Spain during the winter term.

Read stories from past and present McMaster students who have lived, studied and worked abroad.

Stories From Abroad


Person holding an illuminated model of planet earth.

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...

Student Success Centre mural

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....