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 Senegal


Call for applications: Participant in the 2019 Uniterra International Seminar in Senegal.

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Theme: Women in Entrepreneurship

What: Bringing together young entrepreneurs from Canada and Senegal through a collaborative project to support women's economic empowerment

When: November 2 to 16, 2019

Where: Dakar, Senegal

Deadline to apply for participants :  August 18, 2019 


* 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 $1000 for their participation in the seminar.

Selection Criteria

  • Have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Identify as a young person (aged between 18 and 35);
  • Be engaged for at least one to three years in the social and economic development of their community through an innovative company of which they are the founder or the leader;
  • Have an interest in exploring and discussing the barriers faced by young women entrepreneurs in Canada and Senegal, but most importantly, available solutions, tools and support services;
  • Demonstrate an interest in local and international development issues;
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Have team spirit and strong skills to work in a group;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in new situations;
  • Be comfortable in an intercultural context and have interest in creating intercultural relations and networks;
  • Demonstrated skills in analysis and problem solving;
  • Fluency in French, both orally and in writing;
  • Have interest and be available to collaborate with other seminarits before leaving;
  • Be open to sharing the results of the Seminar with the Uniterra program and their network of contacts upon their return.

How do I apply?


Your application should include the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • C.V. or resume
  • Presentation of your company

For more information on the International Seminar and how to apply, consult the application package [in French].

Send your application


Send your completed application to the International Seminar team by email at ESF@WUSC.CA with "Application for 2019 International Seminar - Participant's name" indicated in title.

Eligible and interested candidates for the International Seminar in Senegal should apply by August 18, 2019


2019 International Seminar in Malawi


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 

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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