Study Abroad for BASC students

The University of Guelph's Centre for International programs (CIP) is where you find information on studying abroad during your undergraduate program. If you have questions about the process after reading their website, contact CIP

Questions about planning your University of Guelph courses and modifying your course plan to fit in a study abroad semester can be sent to your program counsellor (bascprog@uoguelph.ca).

For all BASc students  

  • study abroad credits can only count as elective credits, not for core requirements. 

  • try to go abroad in the semester with the least number of core courses that will need to be moved (see notes below). 

  • students should not study abroad in their last semester as it will delay graduation.

  • students should consult their program counsellor (bascprog@uoguelph.ca) to confirm their course plans.

AHN students

For AHN students, studying abroad in a summer semester fits the best into your schedule since no pre-requisite chains are interrupted.  If a student doesn't want to be away in summer then they could go abroad in Semester 6 if they modify their course plan starting in the summer after semester 2. Specifically they should take BIOC*2580 in the summer after semester 2, take FRHD*3070 in semester 3, take NUTR*3210 in the summer after semester 4. 

CSTU students

For CSTU students, semester 6 is the best semester to study abroad as it has the least number of courses to move (FRHD*3040 and FRHD*3190).  It is easiest if you move those two courses to semester 8 and move two semester 8 electives to semester 6 when you will be abroad.

The more difficult and less desirable way to move FRHD*3040 and FRHD*3190 is to move them up to semester 4.  This will require you obtain waivers and that POLS*2230 be moved to a different semester. Alternatively FRHD*3040 can go to semester 4 with a waiver and FRHD*3190 can go to semester 8 or vice versa.

For FSHD students

For FSHD students, semester 6 is the best semester to study abroad as it has the least number of courses to move, just FRHD*3040.  It is easiest if you move FRHD*3040 to semester 8 and move one semester 8 elective to semester 6 when you will be abroad.  

The more difficult and less desirable way to move FRHD*3040 is to move it up to semester 4.  This will require you obtain waiver.

*Other course plans for studying abroad may be possible.  Send your revised course plan to your program counsellor (bascprog@uoguelph.ca) to review if you want to deviate from the suggestions above.