About the program

Get hands-on research experience at a university abroad or through a virtual opportunity and build non-credit work experience over the summer.

  • Conduct research in another country or virtually.
  • Add academic and extracurricular experience to your portfolio.
  • Enjoy a break from your regular UBC courseload.

Browse Research Abroad programs

Summer Research Abroad 

Travel to another university with the support of Go Global to gain research experience in a structured, supported environment 

Program Name Country General Research Areas Go Global Deadline

University of Western Australia 

Australia January 26, 2023
Shanghai Jiao Tong University - International Summer Research Internship Program China

Applied Science 

January 26, 2023
Chinese University of Hong Kong - Summer Undergraduate Research Programme  Hong Kong

Applied Science
Social Science

January 26, 2023
City University of Hong Kong - College of Science and Engineering Summer Research Exchange Programme Hong Kong


December 13, 2022
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Hong Kong 

All disciplines 

January 26, 2023
National University of Singapore - Undergraduate Research Attachment Programme in Science Singapore


December 13, 2022

CentraleSupélec - Summer Research Program

France Applied Science, Science January 26, 2023
RWTH Aachen University - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Germany 

All disciplines

December 13, 2022
Technical University Munich - PREP Germany

Applied Science

November 9, 2022
Technische Universitat Darmstadt - International Research Experience Program Germany Science
Applied Science
January 26, 2023
Universitat Stuttgart - SUPER Germany

Applied Science

January 26, 2023
University of Konstanz Germany Science December 13, 2022
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - Research Internship Switzerland

Applied Science

November 14, 2022
Universite de Lausanne - SUR Program Switzerland Life Science December 13, 2022
Koc University - Undergraduate Research Program Türkiye

All disciplines

January 26, 2023
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Research Internship Program Chile

All disciplines

December 13, 2022
Hebrew University – Summer Science Internship Israel 

Applied Science
Land and Food Systems

January 26, 2023
Aga Khan University Virtual Internship Kenya


January 26, 2023
Pembroke College, Cambridge Online Summer Research Programme United Kingdom

All disciplines

January 26, 2023

Self-Directed Research Abroad 

Students source research placements independently at a recognized university or research institute under the supervision of a host academic.  While away, students build an international network of academics in their research area. There is no set time frame or deadline for planning and doing research abroad; however, it's recommended that students begin preparing  3 to 6 months in advance of anticipated departure.


Non-Go Global Research Abroad Opportunities 

These opportunities are available to students to apply to directly with no support from Go Global. Any questions related to these opportunities should be directed to the organizer of the program. Some of these programs meet the eligibility requirements for Go Global's Self-Directed Research Abroad Award and successful participants of these programs are encouraged to apply. 

Program Name 

Country Resarch Areas Application Deadline


Various Various Rolling
Amgen Scholars Program 
Biomedical sciences  Early February 

University of Tokyo - Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa

Japan Applied Science 
Environmental Studies
Early January
University of Tokyo - Research Internship Program
Japan Physics
Earth Sciences 
Late January
Taiwan Educational Experience Program (TEEP)
Taiwan Various Various
ETH Zurich - Summer Research Fellowship
Switzerland Computer Science  Mid December
 École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  - Summer@EPFL
Switzerland Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Early December
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Germany Various Mid December


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In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.