Why Study Abroad
International Travel & COVID-19
SAIT follows the Government of Canada’s guidance regarding International Travel. In line with official Global Travel Advisories from Global Affairs Canada, SAIT has cancelled all Study Abroad programs aside from virtual exchanges until further notice. Federal and international travel restrictions are constantly monitored and updates to our programming will be communicated via this page and SAIT channels. Study Abroad programming is not expected to resume until the Winter 2022 semester; please contact the office to discuss possible options.
Gain invaluable experience while immersing yourself in a new culture — studying abroad provides you with a learning experience like no other.
Get a global perspective
Studying abroad may be your first or only opportunity to travel until after graduation — it may even be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Most importantly, studying abroad lets you see the world. You'll see new terrain, landmarks, customs and traditions — you'll take away a better understanding and appreciation of your host country's culture and history.
Discover new approaches and techniques
You may experience a different style of education and get exposure to another side of your industry that offers new methods and techniques you can apply to your studies at home — and after graduation.
Develop new language skills
Studying abroad is also an opportunity to develop language skills, either through studying in a second language or by practicing the language spoken locally. Any additional language skills are an asset short-term and long-term.
Make connections around the globe
One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is building lifelong relationships and friendships with students and others from your host country — stay in touch with those who may be valuable networking tools down the road.
Expand your career options
After your study abroad program, you'll have a fresh perspective on culture, new industry-relevant skills, approaches and techniques you can immediately apply to your studies, and a willingness to learn — these are very attractive to future employers.
You may enjoy your host country so much that you decide to seek employment there after graduation — and you'll find that your study abroad experience was invaluable when you search for a potential job in that country.
Our Career Advancement Services can help you in your job search, resumé writing and interview preparation. Your study abroad experience may even be a recognized co-curricular activity.undefinedundefined