TAB Timeline

TAB Timeline

Teaching Across Borders (TAB) takes place during your final Fall semester. The application process begins the year before:

  • After-Degree students apply in their 1st Fall semester, when they are taking their EDUC 400s
  • Concurrent students apply in their 4th Fall semester, when they are taking their EDUC 400s
  • Four-Year B.Ed. students apply in their 3rd Fall semester
  • Community-Based students apply based on which program pathway they are in (see above)

Check the schedules below to see which dates/sessions apply to you, depending on which year you'll be travelling for TAB.

Fall 2023 Participants

This timeline is for students who are interested in applying to travel with TAB in the Fall 2023 cohort. More details will be posted as they are available.

Application (Fall 2022)

TAB Interest Sessions

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions but would like to receive a copy of the recorded session(s), please email with your name and UCID number.

Interest Sessions #1: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Learn more about the TAB program as a whole.

Interest Sessions #2: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Learn more about what volunteering might look like at each of the placement locations.

Interest Sessions #3: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Learn more about what the TAB Team looks for in your TAB application.

Application Portal Opens: MondayNovember 21, 2022

Application Portal Closes: Monday, December 5, 2022

Group Building Activity for applicants: Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • 9 AM - 12 PM (Zoom)
  • 1 PM -   4 PM (In-person)

This session is a required part of the application process. You will sign up for a timeslot when you submit your TAB application. Be sure to apply early if you prefer a specific time!

Pre-Departure (2023)

February: Placements announced

March: Pre-Departure Workshop #1: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 9 AM - 12 PM 

April: Trip planning

  • Summer course registration
  • Pre-Departure Workshop #2: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 8 AM - 5 PM

Spring: Apply for International Studentships through UCalgary International when available

June: TAB Award acceptances emailed

July: Summer preparations

  • Participate in EDUC 525 and EDUC 535
  • TAB Award distributed
  • Pre-Departure Workshop #3: Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 5 PM - 8 PM

August: Final preparations

While Abroad (2023)

September: Depart for placement at the beginning of September. Specific start dates are determined by the liaison from the partner institution in your host country.

Fall Semester Courses: EDUC 521 and EDUC 530, synchronous and asynchronous components

September & October: Post on


November 2023: Returnee Workshop, Room and Time TBD

January 2024:

  • Reflective Writing Workshop, Room and Time TBD
  • TAB Showcase, Room and Time TBD

February 2024: Optional Past Meets Present meeting with Fall 2023 TAB students

Learn more about Teaching Across Borders