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The International Affairs Office (IAO) works in several areas to promote the internationalization of teaching at Université de Montréal.
The IAO encourages UdeM students to study abroad and provides support to international students who wish to study at UdeM as part of a mobility program.
Each year, nearly 1000 UdeM students travel abroad to take courses and conduct training, research, and internship activities.
They gain meaningful experiences and acquire intercultural skills that contribute to their personal and professional development.
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International students are increasingly drawn to UdeM to study and conduct research. Each year, Université de Montréal hosts some 1,300 students from around the world as part of a mobility program, and this is not counting our regular international students.
Université de Montréal is one of the world’s leading research universities and ranks fourth in the country in terms of the volume of its research activities.
Internationalization is one of Université de Montréal’s priorities. Over the years, UdeM and the DIA have entered into collaborative agreements with many institutions around the world. Thanks to its various scholarship programs, the DIA contributes to incorporating the notion of internationalization within UdeM’s academic units through:
- collaborative teaching programs with international partners (e.g., summer schools and seminars)
- double degree programs
- French enhancement and foreign language teaching programs
- support for faculty mobility to internationalize curricula.
Through international granting organisations, Université de Montréal collaborates with universities and various stakeholders in developing countries.
These cooperation activities provide opportunities for the transfer of knowledge and sharing of resources by accomplishing joint projects in a number of areas such as education, public health, sustainable development, climate change, and social justice, among others.