The friendships made along with the engineering insight and experiences gained were memories I will carry my whole life. I am incredibly happy I chose to go on this trip and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
97% of students surveyed would recommend their Global Engineering Experience to other students
Upcoming global experiences
Grace Hopper Celebration
Sept. 26 - 29, 2023
This is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Hear from inspiring speakers, connect with peers and mentors and gain important resources to help you succeed in your career.
Grace Hopper Celebration timeline for students
- July 4: Applications open
- July 17: Applications close
- July 20: Selected students are notified
- July 21 - August 4:
- Selected students pay in full, in person at the ECC office
- Selected students complete Risk Management documentation and waiver
- August 4 (4 p.m.): Deadline for students to submit documentation and payment in full
- August 12: ECC notifies students who were not selected for the trip
- September 14: Selected students complete Study Abroad modules in D2L
- September 15 - 20: Attend Pre-Departure Meeting
- September 26: Depart for Orlando, Florida
- September 26 - 29: Attend Grace Hopper Conference
- September 30: Return to Calgary
- Once the application period closes, the Engineering Career Centre (ECC) will review applications to ensure the applicant meets the minimum criteria.
- Students who meet the minimum criteria will be entered into a lottery for their departmental trip.
- Applicants will be selected from the lottery. The ECC will ensure that the final list of students will be inclusive of equity deserving groups.
- Then, a wait list for each department trip will be created based on the remaining qualified applicants in their respective department lottery pool. Should there be a vacancy, further students may be selected from the lottery.
Students of all years may apply if they:
- Are a Schulich student in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher)
- Have not participated in a previous year
- Reflect and support equity deserving groups
Please note: If you are selected for a global experience trip and do attend, you will not be eligible for future global experience trips.
- You can expect to:
- Travel and participate in a planned itinerary as a group
- Share a room
- Make on-time payments
- Have a valid passport, medical/health insurance, vaccinations, visa, etc.
- Participate in pre-departure online education and mandatory trip meetings
- Students are expected to cover additional expenses (managed directly by program participants):
- Meals (some will be provided, depending on program)
- Additional baggage fees (if required)
- Passport and photos (If required)
- Immunizations based on recommendations from travel clinic, cost varies depending on individual circumstances and destination countries
- Travel insurance (emergency response is included)
Students pay for approximately 50% of the trip cost with the remaining 50% paid by the Schulich School of Engineering.
Please read the Student Participation Agreement for exact details.
The student assumes all financial risk and responsibility for their trip payment should they cancel, as payment will not be refunded. Students may purchase their own trip cancellation insurance if they wish.
Interested in a global experience?
Apply for selection and you'll hear back if selected for an experience.