International Seminar

Connect and collaborate with other young innovators from around the globe

For over 65 years, the Uniterra International Seminar has offered Canadian students and young professionals a unique experience to exchange and share knowledge across cultures. First initiated by WUSC in 1948, the Uniterra International Seminar connects youth across regions of the world to collaborate on a research project linked to local organizations in Africa, Latin America or Asia.


2019 International Seminar in Malawi

Call for applications: Academic Advisor for 2019 Uniterra International Seminar in Malawi. Click here for details.


Theme: Youth Leadership for Refugee Self Reliance 

What: Bringing together Canadians, Malawians, and other youth from the great lakes region of Africa living in Malawi

When: July/August 2019 (4 weeks)

Where: Dzaleka, Malawi

Deadline to apply for student participants : February 24, 2019 


Selection Criteria

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a current student of a Canadian university or college
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be fluent in English. French is an asset
  • Involvement on a WUSC Local Committee is an asset
  • Current or completed studies in Social sciences is an asset
  • Interest in exploring and discussing barriers that refugees face in the global south
  • Interest in international development and global forced migration issues
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in new situations
  • Interest in creating cross-cultural connections and networks
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

* Relevant expenses related to participation in the seminar are subsidized by the Uniterra program.  However, successful candidates must be willing to fundraise or financially contribute up to $1500 for their participation in the seminar.

How do I apply?


Your application should include the following documents:

  • Your C.V. or resume
  • A letter of motivation, describing why you are interested, and why you would be a good candidate
  • Two reference letters, one of which should be an academic reference


Eligible and interested candidates should apply by February 24, 2019. 


About last year's International Seminar - 72nd Edition in Ghana

When: October 2018

Where: Accra, Ghana 

Theme: Women in Entrepreneurship




2017 International Seminar in Bolivia



2016 International Seminar in Tanzania


2015 International Seminar in Vietnam




2014 International Seminar in Peru


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