Application Information

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applying for TAB the year before their final year in the program
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their first EDUC 400 semester and overall EDUC 400 year(s)
  • Available to take Ethics and Law Education (EDUC 525) and Specialization 2 (EDUC 535) in the summer semester - 2 weeks in mid-July.
  • Have completed all of their EDUC 400s and non-education courses by the Spring before they participate in TAB
  • Computer literate for online study of Interdisciplinary Education (EDUC 520) and Indigenous Education (EDUC 530) while abroad
  • Open to learning in a dynamic, challenging environment
  • Flexible, resilient, curious, and communicative
  • Committed to participate in mandatory pre-departure and follow-up sessions
  • Eligible to travel to the partner country
  • Possess a current, valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months after the end of their time abroad
  • In good mental and physical health

Application Process

Students apply for TAB the year before their final year of their Education degree. Applications are open from mid-November to mid-December of each year. Interested students complete a written application and attend a group interview. These give the TAB team more information about you as an applicant, your interest and suitability for TAB, as well as how you interact with other students in new situations

A Statement of Preparation

Based on your personal research and what you learned during the TAB workshops, addressing these two questions (PDF, max 1 page):

  1. What do you understand as the nature and focus of TAB?
  2. Why would you make a good candidate?

A Resume

Outlining your relevant experiences (PDF, max 2 pages)

A Budget

Outlining your anticipated costs and funding sources (PDF, XLS, or Doc). This helps us to better understand which countries are within your means, as not all placements have the same cost of living.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Roswita Dressler, TAB Director, at tab@ucalgary.ca or 403-220-6641.