⚠️  Exchanges and independent study away are cancelled for Winter 2022

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Winter 2022 exchange cancellation

The Canadian government is currently maintaining a Global Level 3 travel advisory, indicating that all non-essential travel outside of Canada should be avoided until further notice. As such McGill has made the difficult decision to cancel all exchanges outside of Canada for the Winter 2022 term. 

We understand that this is extremely disappointing news. Study abroad experiences are incredibly important to students’ academic, personal, and professional development, and McGill intends to resume exchange activities as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have any questions, please contact mcgillabroad [at] mcgill.ca

Exchanges allow McGill students to complete a semester or a year of study at a partner university! You’ll get to explore, learn and grow abroad, all while earning credit toward your McGill degree, and paying your usual McGill tuition.

The best exchange experience is the one that reflects your academic goals, personal interests and career aspirations. Plan ahead! You’ll be initiating the exchange application process in the academic year preceding your intended exchange year. It’s your responsibility to drive your exchange forward by keeping track of and completing the deadlines described below, and any other deliverables necessary (visas, travel requirements, etc.) .


Step 1: Explore McGill exchange partners

Step 2: Apply to the McGill exchange program

Step 3: Accept your McGill exchange nomination

Step 4: Apply for admission to your host university

Step 5: Finalize your preparations

Step 6: Stay on track!

Step 7: Complete your exchange


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