As one of the measures the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19, campus is currently closed to the public and our staff are working remotely. You can reach us by email at if you wish to inquire about scheduling special group programs in the future.


Through long-standing partnerships, we cooperate with University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty, and other schools, universities, companies and organizations to offer Short-term Group Programs throughout the year. For over twenty years, we have provided special programming for educational partners from countries such as China, India, Japan and Korea. These programs are specifically designed to facilitate professional or academic interest experiences which can also be incorporated with English language classes, if requested.

Customizing programs

Students from Iwate University (Japan) visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park to learn about Saskatchewan's First Nations people.

Programs can be tailored to fit your academic and cultural areas of interest.

  • Workshops and seminars are delivered by USask faculty on specialized topics.
  • Socio-cultural activities are organized to enhance inter-cultural understanding and enrich the student experience. This may include visits to local museums, historical sites and community events that are happening in Saskatoon.
  • Accommodations can be arranged in either a student residence or in a homestay with host families in Saskatoon.
  • English language classes (if requested) are taught by highly-qualified and experienced ESL teachers at the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre, which has provided high-quality ESL programs to international students for almost 40 years.
  • All programs include support with accommodation, transportation to and from the airport, three (3) meals per day, a Saskatoon Transit bus pass, medical insurance, tours and activities.
  • Programs can be offered throughout the year during all four seasons: spring, summer, winter and fall.

Some recent and ongoing programs

Iwate University (Japan)

2021 dates - TBD

Kanto Gakuin University (Japan)

2021 dates - TBD

Beijing Normal University (China)

2021 dates - TBD

China University of Petroleum (China)

2021 dates - TBD

Huazhong Agricultural University (China)

2021 dates - TBD

Southwest University (China)

2021 dates - TBD

USask program partners

We collaborate with stakeholders from across the USask campus to create customizable, short-term international programs.

International Research and Partnerships Office

The International Research and Partnerships Office identifies and supports strategic international partnerships, facilitates international research and development proposals and assists with delegation management.

USask colleges and schools

We work with USask colleges, schools and academic units to offer workshops and lectures that are delivered by USask faculty. Learn more about our colleges and programs to explore your academic and professional areas of interest.

University of Saskatchewan Language Centre

Certified teachers and knowledgeable staff support students in their English-language development and prepare them academically and culturally for future studies.

 USask colleges, schools and academic units are encouraged to partner with us to create international special program opportunities. Let us assist in coordinating your academic workshops and lectures, socio-cultural activities, accommodation arrangements, English-language classes (if required) and other details. Please contact the International Special Programs Coordinator for more information.

International partners

BNU university
Students from Beijing Normal University (BNU) attend a workshop given by Jay Famiglietti, executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security.

USask's International Special Programs provide opportunities for you and your delegation of students to explore our campus, programs, world-class facilities and experience our warm and welcoming community.

Institutions and organizations from around the world are invited to partner with us in developing cutomized short-term group programs that are based on your academic and cultural areas of interest. If you would like to experience USask through an International Special Program, please contact the International Special Programs Office for more information on how to get started.


Please contact us with any questions, for more information or to register for an International Special Program.

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