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Tip: International Opportunities for Graduate Students

February 15, 2012

By becoming an SFU graduate student, you have opened yourself to opportunities around the world. Here are just a few ways you can "internationalize your degree":

Conduct research and field work abroad
You may be eligible for our Travel and Research Awards. Apply through your department.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada also has an extensive database of scholarships for graduate study and research abroad.

Attend international conferences
The SFU Graduate Student Society has a Professional Development Grant  available to graduate students attending conferences or engaging in field research.

Consider creating a joint PhD/Cotutelle agreement.
This high-level international training opportunity lets you work with two senior supervisors at their respective academic research institutions in two countries and is customized to meet your PhD research objectives.

Study abroad at one of SFU's partner insitutions
See the list of graduate destinations available. Graduate student exchanges are administered at the Departmental or Faculty level. For more information, please contact the appropriate academic advisor.

Work Abroad
Participate in an International Co-op work term or explore International Volunteer Opportunities. The School of International Studies also has a useful database to help identify international opportunities.

Engage in the Intercultural Community at SFU
Looking for ways to meet other people, learn more about the world, and have fun? International Services for Students has a variety of unique programs that are open for all students, including an Intercultural Community Program,  Language Circles and more...

International Perspectives
The School of International Studies puts together a great weekly e-newsletter listing international events taking place in Metro Vancouver.

See how we're engaging the world (and share your story)
Check out SFU's engagement map to see how our students, staff and faculty are currently making a difference in communities at home and across the globe.

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