What is CIE?

Coordinated International Experience (CIE) exchange program is a specific term-based Go Global exchange program, which is customized for Applied Science undergraduate students.

Partner Institutions

The Faculty of Applied Science works with 17 partner institutions in Asia, Australia and Europe to match their courses to the UBC Applied Science curriculum.

Lungshan Temple in Taiwan


Connect with rich cultures, try tantalizing foods, walk the night markets, visit historic sites, sample what being a part of this rapidly growing market is like.

Explore Asia

Coastal cityscape of Zurich, Switzerland


Learn the language, get on your bike, visit the castle, live in a hub of innovation, engage with different perspectives. Experience the old and the new in Europe.

Explore Europe

Uluru rock in Northern Territory, Australia


See the beaches, laugh with the locals, try surfing, learn about this region’s unique influences. Head down under for your next adventure.

Explore Australia

Plan Your Exchange

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Before You Apply

Check your eligibility and decide where to go.

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How To Apply

Complete the online application by the deadlines.

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After You Apply

Review the next steps after you apply.

Student Stories

Birds eye view of the Swiss Alps


Engineering Physics

ETH Zurich

The best part of studying at ETH was getting to explore the country and take interesting courses. I would recommend to any incoming students to take advantage of any good weather by going hiking, visiting view points on the mountains, or going skiing in the Alps. There are also a lot of culture events and places of interest that are not common in BC, such as Christmas markets, fondue houses, and chocolate factories. Due to the emphasis on sustainability and community within Zurich, the city is extremely safe and clean (you can drink the water out of any of the decorative fountains in the country).
I would definitely return to ETH. The school is amazing in all aspects, from academics to extra-curriculars, including student teams, organizations and clubs, and athletics. Many things are expected to be run and organized by students, so there is a lot of independence and opportunity for involvement.

A street lined with buildings in the Netherlands


Civil Engineering

Delft University of Technology

Being immersed in a new culture and environment was an amazing experience for me and has shaped who I am as a person. I made lots of new friends from different countries, and was able to easily travel by train to other Dutch cities both after classes and on the weekends. It was really fun getting to know people from other cultures and walks of life. One of my favourite ways to do this was by having dinners with a group of other exchange students and sharing dishes from our home countries. Before going to TU Delft, I was hesitant about going on exchange, I didn’t know how I would respond to living away from my family and on another continent. However, after being in the Netherlands for several weeks, I loved it and knew I had made the right choice; my time at TU Delft is my favourite part of my life so far. Don’t hesitate to go and have a great time abroad!

Aleisha skydiving in Australia


Materials Engineering

University of New South Wales

Living in Sydney for the past 6 months has been my favourite experience throughout university. The environment and the people made this trip unforgettable. Beaches, waterfalls, national parks – there’s so much to do here! The people are unbelievably friendly and outgoing, making them easy to talk to and connect with. A typical day would be attending class, meeting up with friends for lunch, and going to the beach right after for a dip. Thank you so much for this opportunity, CIE!

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