Coordinated International Experience

**Upcoming Information Sessions Updated Below**

Interested in expanding your horizons by studying abroad?

The Coordinated International Experience Program opens a world of experience

The Applied Science Coordinated International Experience (CIE) program is exclusively for UBC Applied Science students. The program offers equivalency in academic credit for a pre-selected and pre-approved set of courses over one academic semester at one of our CIE international partner institutions.

Courses are taught in English, and the academic credit you receive from your approved courses taken abroad will count fully towards your UBC degree.

How you will benefit from a Coordinated International Experience

Spending a semester studying abroad will offer you an unforgettable academic and cultural experience. Participating in the program will immerse you in a new culture, expand your international network of friends, future colleagues, employers, and professors. You will gain new technical skills and expertise by learning in a foreign country.

Gaining an international perspective – either by studying abroad through the Coordinated International Experience program or through an international co-op or co-curricular experience – will broaden your perspective.

Study at an acclaimed international university

The Faculty of Applied Science has worked with a select group of international peer institutions to match their courses to the UBC Applied Science curriculum. Our partner institutions are recognized internationally as academic leaders and were selected deliberately because their course offerings complement UBC Applied Science degree programs.

Each UBC Applied Science student who attends a partner Coordinated International Experience institution will receive a $1,000 Coordinated International Experience Award during their term abroad.

Obtain full credit towards your degree requirements

As a Coordinated International Experience student, you will be registered in UBC CIE courses at the partner institution and you will receive credit for these courses on your UBC transcript that will fully count towards your degree requirements. Grades will be recorded on UBC transcripts as pass/fail for CIE-approved courses to avoid issues regarding institution-specific international grade scales. You will also receive a transcript from the university where you have completed your international academic term.

Benefits of participating in the Coordinated International Experience program

Why participate in the CIE program? In addition to experiencing the personal transformation that comes from living and studying abroad, you will:

  • complete the courses required for progression in your UBC Applied Science degree during your term abroad;
  • obtain a transcript documenting your stay at an international partner institution;
  • be exposed to new technical skills, technical expertise and specialized equipment usage;
  • have the ability to participate in specialized applied science courses available exclusively at the international host institute;
  • build your network of international peers, potential employers and professors engaged in your area of interest; and
  • expand your résumé with a unique international experience


Upcoming Information Sessions

Vancouver campus events:

  • Come enjoy free pizza and hear about studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS)!
    Engineering in Asia: NUS Information Session (September 25, 2017)

    Hosted by: UBC Applied Science Coordinated International Experience (CIE)
    Date: September 25th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
    Venue: Kaiser 2020/2030
    Pizza will be provided

    RSVP to:

    Facilitators: Prof. Victor Shim, Vice-Dean, External Relations & Outreach, National University of Singapore & Prof. Wen Feng Lu, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore

  • Come find us at the UBC Global Experience Fair (October 4th, 2017):

    Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning CentreInfo Session: 12:00 – 1:00pm, Lillooet Room 301
    CIE booth: throughout the event from 10am – 4:30pm, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre main concourse

  • Lunch Time Drop-in Advising Tables in the Kaiser Atrium (throughout October 2017)

    We’ll have an info booth in the Kaiser Atrium every Tuesday, 12-1pm from October 3rd to October 24th. Bring your questions to find out more about CIE!

  • Engineering in Europe:  DTU Information Session (October 31st, 2017)

    Representatives from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be visiting UBC to offer an information session
    Date: October 31st, 2017 – further details to be confirmed.


The CIE program is administered through the Faculty of Applied Science Professional Development office. Contact us today to:

  • learn more about CIE partner institutions,
  • get help with the CIE application process, and
  • ask questions about how CIE can be integrated with your academic curriculum.

Coordinated International Experience  [**Our office location has changed to KAIS 1100**]
Faculty of Applied Science
1100-2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 827 2002

Program Assistant: Maki Sumitani

If you are a student at the UBC Okanagan campus, feel free to contact our central Vancouver office above or address questions to Megan Briskham at the Okanagan campus (e-mail: / phone: 250 807-9256 / office: EME 4229).


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Faculty of Applied Science
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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
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