Experience the World

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All Social Sciences' honours programs enable student to participate in the following international opportunities after their second year. Once you become an FSS student, contact us at fssinternational@uOttawa.ca for information on how these experiences abroad can count towards your degree.

  • Set yourself apart from the competition
  • Experience personal and academic growth
  • Put theory into practice
  • See the world
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Field Research Courses

Every summer, the Faculty offers courses in several countries. On the ground with your professor and classmates, you attend lectures given by professionals and academics in your host country and visit different local organizations and actors.

These three-week long credited courses enable you to carry out a field research project. They offer a dynamic way to put what you have learned about research methodologies into practice in the field and to take part in many activities that enrich your learning.

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International Internships

Take on the unique experience of working 12 weeks for a non-government organization abroad!

Every term, there are over 70 credited internships offered in 20 countries. This unpaid internship will allow you to gain professional skills in your field of study and put your new knowledge into practice in an international and intercultural work environment.

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Model United Nations Course

Do development, international security and human rights interest you? Students in the course SCS 3195 gain an understanding of, and experience in, international diplomacy and current international issues. The course culminates in a trip to New York City where students take part in the prestigious Model United Nations conference.

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International Exchanges

With over 250 partner institutions in 52 countries to choose from, you can study abroad for one or two sessions with the support of our student mobility bursaries.

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