UR International Study Abroad program goes virtual for the Winter 2021 term

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: October 23, 2020 9:00 a.m.

Eddye Kirk, BSc (Hons) Psych ’20, studied abroad at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain during the third year of her Science degree.
Eddye Kirk, BSc (Hons) Psych ’20, studied abroad at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain during the third year of her Science degree. Photo: courtesy of Eddye Kirk

UR International's Study Abroad program is moving online for the Winter 2021 term with a Virtual Exchange Program.  

The Virtual Study Abroad open house is on
Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Photo provided by UR International.

With the continued travel suspensions in place due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, UR International wants to ensure that University of Regina students still have the opportunity to participate in exchange programming around the world. Program options will include virtual exchanges at select universities in several countries, where students will participate in classes via Zoom, as well as online cultural components and networking events. 

"Providing international experience to our U of R students is more important than ever. During this time of global uncertainty, this innovative and new virtual exchange opportunity is a fantastic way for students to receive international experience and education from the safety and comfort of their homes,” said Haroon Chaudhry, Acting Associate Vice-President International with UR International. “This exchange experience is a safe and low cost way to mobilize students, create global citizens, and to give our students a competitive advantage in the job field after graduation. I encourage any student who has an interest in studying abroad to take advantage of this opportunity from UR International." 

The Virtual Exchange Program is an amazing opportunity for students to trial a Study Abroad semester now, with the option to travel to their host institution (or others) in person during a later semester when travel restrictions ease.  The cost to participate in this virtual international exchange has been greatly reduced. With no flight or accommodation fees, all UR International fees waived, and some reduced fees from partner institutions, the only cost will be regular U of R tuition. 

I studied abroad at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain during my third year of my Science degree at the University of Regina. I have always loved travel and immersing myself in new cultures, so having the opportunity to study abroad while continuing my studies was an amazing life experience,” said Eddye Kirk, BSc (Hons) Psych ’20.  “I met new friends, began learning a new language, and grew so much as a person during my time abroad. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to study abroad, and I think it is an experience every student could benefit from. In these unique times, the Virtual Exchange Program is a great way for students to be able to immerse themselves in a new culture and connect with others, all from home.” 

The Study Abroad Program is going virtual
for the Winter 2021 term.
Photo: Provided by UR International

To mark the rollout of the University of Regina's new Virtual Study Abroad program for the Winter 2021 term, UR International is excited to invite you to their first virtual open house on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. The Virtual Study Abroad open house will feature a presentation outlining all of the necessary information about this new exchange opportunity, and will be followed by a question and answer period with the Study Abroad team. 

To register for the open house, please visit https://forms.gle/PBb4kxCb3qC1zjPc6 for the information form.  A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event. 



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