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Opportunities abroad

Current opportunity

Watch the video to hear Professor Danielle Harder to talk about an amazing global learning opportunity in a virtual setting  – FLCA@Home-Storytelling.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program, designed and administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada.

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We are now accepting applications for FLCA@HomeStorytelling for the winter semester! Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021. Any inquiries about the application? Please email educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca.

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Reasons to study abroad

  1. Immerse yourself in a new culture
  2. Build confidence in yourself and your future career
  3. Broaden your global perspective
  4. Earn credits that apply at Durham College
  5. Develop intercultural effectiveness and global competence
  6. Become competitive in a globalized workplace
  7. Gain international work experience
  8. Break out of your comfort zone
  9. Meet new friends from around the world
  10. Expand your classroom and experience the world!

International summer programs

International summer programs are short-term, for-credit courses in a select number of countries. These 1-3 week programs allow you to immerse yourself in a local culture while learning with classmates from around the world.


Durham College has several partnerships with institutions that offer international summer programs. Options include exploring topics such as international business and entrepreneurship, cyber security, intercultural communication and marketing.



Location: TU Dublin
Dates: June 6-21, 2020
Cost: €3,100

The TU Dublin International Summer School offers an exciting and innovative course on Entrepreneurship & Business Start-up taught by expert educators and industry partners providing a rich and engaging international educational experience for students.

The Entrepreneurship & Business Start-up programme will expose you to thinking like an entrepreneur, building on your capacities to identify opportunities, assess the commercial feasibility of opportunities, develop, share and communicate ideas and increase your creative confidence. You will learn how to develop a business concept from idea through to business plan and beyond. These creative problem solving skills will be of immense benefit to those of you who wish to pursue a business idea as well as those who wish to enter the workforce equipped with all of these in-demand skills.

During your stay you will also have time to explore the vibrant Dublin City, a small Capital with a huge reputation for many things. Dublin has so much to offer, from the great outdoors and historic walking tours to its cobbled streets and classic pubs.

Check out the latest information session about the summer school 2020 at TU Dublin: Global Classroom Ireland Information Session

Applications due to educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca February 7 2020! Please contact for full application package!



Location: Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Dates: May 23 – June 13, 2020
Cost: Varies depending on program
Brochure: Hanze Summer Programs

The Hanze Summer School courses comprise study and social activities. The courses are suitable to students from different study directions (Business, Marketing, Communication, Health, Sport Studies, Social Studies, Music, Arts, etc.). Our field trips are one of the highlights of your Summer School experience.

The application for the upcoming Hanze Summer School is due on April 1, 2020. Please contact educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca for full application package and next steps! 

Hanze offers a range of courses, the entry requirements vary. See their website for the exact requirements.

Programs available:

–       Global Health & Quantified Self

–       Healthy Ageing

–       Family Health and Family Care 

–       Physiotherapy & Sport



Location: UC Leuven Limburg
Dates: May 24 – June 13, 2020
Cost: €1,375
Brochure: UC Summer Programs

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

The Spirit of Europe Summer Course will be offered in the heart of the European Union, in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. The course has been designed for international students who would like to gain insight in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology in Europe.

Venues during the programme are the Belgian cities of Leuven and Hasselt/Diepenbeek, and the German city of Aachen.

We will offer your students an exciting three-week program-me of lectures, workshops, and excursions and there will be many opportunities to get an impression of the cultural differences in Europe.

Applications due to educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca February 7 2020! Please contact for full application package!

Faculty-led classrooms abroad

A faculty-led classroom abroad involves students travelling with a faculty member to another country. These for-credit programs are typically 10 to 12 days in length. Faculty members, in cooperation with International Education Office, customize unique learning experiences that aim to bridge the curriculum with the local culture.


Durham College has previously supported faculty-led classrooms abroad to Brazil, Peru and Ireland. Future destinations may vary from year to year depending on faculty interests.

Faculty seeking further information on how to develop their own faculty-led classroom abroad should contact educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca.

Semester abroad  

A semester abroad allows you to study at a Durham College partner institution overseas for a semester without additional tuition fees. You will continue to pay tuition at your home institution (Durham College).

There are two key advantages of a semester abroad:

  • Successful completion of your academic credit abroad is transferrable back to your program at Durham College. You can study abroad with no additional time needed to complete your program.
  • Regular tuition is paid to Durham College and no tuition is paid to the partner institution so you are not subject to international tuition fees.

List of exchange partner institutions

Below is a list of partner institutions that offer semester abroad opportunities.

Country City Institution School Alignment
Belgium Leuven UC Leuven Limburg School of Business, Information Technology & Management
Denmark Randers Dania Academy School of Business, Information Technology & Management

School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science

Germany Ravensburg Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg School of Business, Information Technology & Management
The Netherlands Groningen Hanze University of Applied Science School of Business, Information Technology & Management

School of Justice & Emergency Services

School of Health & Community Services

To learn more, contact educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca

International work-integrated learning

Durham College is developing international work-integrated learning placements to ensure that students are job-ready for a competitive globalized market. Currently, Durham College International has partnered with EQWIP HUBS, a Canadian non-governmental organization, to provide entrepreneurial youth placement opportunities in several developing countries.


Work-integrated learning opportunities may be self-directed. EQWIP HUBS also provides opportunities for work integrated placements in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. Placements are typically 3 months in length. In-country support is also provided to assist with accommodations and logistics.

To learn more, contact educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca

International degree completion

Turn your Durham College diploma into a degree through a pathway to one of our several partner institutions abroad. These partnerships recognize the importance of DC credentials and allow students to advance their goals of higher education. Pathway options are available for a number of study areas including: business, IT and management, early childhood education, sports management, media, art and design, among many others.


Durham College has articulation agreements with the following institutions:

  • Ireland – Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Ireland – Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Ireland – Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Ireland – Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Scotland – Robert Gordon University
  • United Kingdom – Hartpury University
  • United Kingdom – University of West England

For more information, contact educationabroad@durhamcollege.ca