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Study Abroad and Exchange Information Sessions

Please complete one of the following prior to booking a study abroad advising appointment:

Option A: Exchange Info Session And/OR How to Apply for Exchange Info Session (recommended)

Attend an in-depth info session to discover all of your study abroad options and discover which may be the best fit for you. 

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Register for events }

Option B: Study Abroad 101 Video Series

Watch this 3-part video series on the basics of studying abroad.

Watch Study Abroad 101 }

 Research Your Options

Once you've attended and Exchange Info Session or watched Study Abroad 101, you can start doing more research on the specific program(s) that interest you.

International Services for Students (ISS) programs:

EXCHANGES

FIELD SCHOOLS

  • Check out the past Field Schools offered. If you would like to be notified when new programs are available, please email fieldschools@sfu.ca. 

Other International Opportunities

Other international opportunities are available to SFU students. Please note these programs are not administered by ISS.

Talk to an Advisor

If during your research, you have any questions about programs run by ISS (Exchanges or Field Schools), you can connect with us for advising in the following ways:

1: Email

You can email your questions to the Study Abroad Advisor for the program you are interested in studying. Be sure to include:

  • your full legal name
  • SFU Student ID number
  • area you are interested in studying, if known
  • confirm that you have attended or watched Study Abroad 101.

Exchangestudyabroad@sfu.ca
Field Schools: fieldschools@sfu.ca 

2: Scheduled Appointments by Phone or Zoom

Check out the Study Abroad Calendar to see when advising appointments are offered. If you would like to meet by phone, please add your phone number in the "student note" section. If you are outside of Canada, please include your country code, area code.

To book an advising appointment:

  1. Log into the Study Abroad System (if you do not have an existing account please register first). 
  2. Click on "Appointments"
  3. Complete the search filters to book a phone  or  online (via Zoom) appointment.
    Selecting the correct filters will allow the appropriate staff member to best advise you.  
    • Prospective Students: Initial Study Abroad Advising, Applying to Exchange, Applying to Field School. Please review the information online related to your program of interest
    • Nominated/Accepted Students: Nominated to Exchange (General/Host Application), Accepted to Field School. Please email goexchange@sfu.ca any docments you wish to discuss (eg. your host application documents and/or online system screenshot).
    • Nominated and Returning Students: (Exchange Credit) Advising related to your exchange credit application and status. This appointment will only be to discuss exchange credit related questions. 
    • Returned from Exchange: (General) Advising related to questions you may have following your return from Exchange.
    • Returned from Field School 

Tip: Add a Student Note to your appointment if there are specific things you would like to discuss in your appointment. While we work remotely, please be sure to include your phone number or preference for Zoom (Zoom meeting room information will be provided in the booking confirmation email).

Running Late or Cancelling?

  • If you are running late please inform ISS by emailing your advisor. If you are more than 5 minutes late and we have not been notified, your appointment will be cancelled.
  • A limited number of appointments are offered per week. In consideration of others, if you cannot make your appointment, please change or cancel it in advance in your Study Abroad System account.

Office Hours

International Services for Students (ISS) Office

Currently working remotely (online) to support you.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (except holidays)

  Mailing Address:

  International Services for Students
  Simon Fraser University
  MBC 1200, 8888 University Drive
  Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 Canada

 

Field School Inquiries:

fieldschools@sfu.ca

EXCHANGE INQUIRIES:  

STUDYABROAD@SFU.CA