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Student Exchange Opportunities for Canadian Students

International Opportunities for Canadian Students

Confederation College has partner schools around the globe to provide both study and work experience for Canadian Students to go abroad.

CICan/Scotiabank Global Mobility Program

Unique Internship Opportunities in Mexico City 

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) recognizes the multiple benefits of international mobility and is committed to empowering the next generation of Canadians with the skills, experience, and tools they need to become successful global citizens. With the support of Scotiabank, CICan offers Canadian students the opportunity to travel, study and work overseas to acquire international and intercultural skills and experiences that benefit their career, their employer, their community and Canadian society.

Beginning in January 2019, two fully funded internships will be available at Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Mexico City. Applications are now open for the following positions: Front End Software Developer and Graphic Designer. The internships will include a cultural and language course offered through a Mexican post-secondary institution and will last between 12 to 16 weeks. All costs related to travel (airfare, insurance, visas) and accommodation (homestay with Mexican family) will be covered. Students will also receive a stipend of CAN$ 250 /week to cover their cost of living.

Applications are now being accepted until Nov 16, 2018 at

Download PDF Factsheet 

Learning Beyond Borders 

Confederation College has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders initiative to get more Canadian students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries.
Canadian Bureau of International Education graphic

Brazil Trip
Honduras Placement
Honduras Placement 2
Honduras Placement 3
Brazil Group Surfing
Brazil Single Surfing
Brazil Group in trees
Brazil Group by wall
Brazil Group on boat

Short-term/Summer Cultural Programs

Confederation College partners around the globe provide many opportunities to go abroad. Summer programs to learn other languages and immerse yourself in a new culture are available in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and South Korea.

Current programs:

Vive Mexico – EBC, Mexico
Experience three weeks in Mexico City and its surroundings. Learn Spanish and about Mexico’s rich culture.
July 3-21, 2017 (application deadline May 26)

STUDY.UA Summer Camp, Ukraine 
STUDY.UA is currently looking for teachers, camp counselors, assistants and activity instructors, lifeguards and nursery leaders to assist in the supervision, teaching English and organization of campers within activities and throughout the camp. The camp provides pay, reimbursement of some travel costs, free accommodations and meals, and airport pick up.
June 3 - August 12, 2017 
Please review the presentation for more details. Contact the IEC to apply today!

Semester Exchange

Academic courses run from September to December (fall term) and January to April (winter term). If students are interesting in completing a semester of their Confederation College program abroad, please first express interest to your program coordinator, and schedule a meeting with the international office.

Students must apply by November 1st for the winter term and July 1st for the fall term. There are no tuition fees for exchange programs (as you will still register and pay Confederation College for this semester); however students are responsible for travel expenses, accommodations, textbooks, health insurance and transportation while studying abroad. Pre-departure orientation and assistance with immigration and medical documentation will be provided.

Country School Name Programs



Chile INACAP Tourism
Dominican Republic Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)


Mexico Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) Business
  Universidad de Monterrey Media
  Universidad Veracruzana Community Services
Netherlands Stichting Noordelijike Hogeschool Leeuwarden Business
Finland HAMK University of Applied Sciences Engineering
France Institut De Preparation A L’Administration et a La Gestion (IPAG) Business


Work Placement Abroad

The International Education Centre is pleased to assist students who are interested in completing their sixth semester work placement (12 weeks or more) abroad. After confirming with your program coordinator that you are eligible, please connect with the International Education Advisor to navigate the immigration and planning requirements to complete a placement in another country.


“My experience in San Francisco helped me to get my foot in the door in the multimedia industry. It gave me the opportunity to gain work experience with experts who have worked in the field for over 20 years; something I feel I couldn’t have attained any other way. Not only was the work experience valuable, but the life experience itself has helped me to become a more responsible, well-rounded person.”

Justin Desrosiers, Multimedia Production Graduate

Please visit the International Education Centre to learn more and apply today!
Confederation College, International Education
Room 251, Shuniah Building
Phone: (807) 475-6400