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The two-year International and Development Studies degree program offers a broad multidisciplinary introduction to regions of the world as they emerge as areas of vital political and economic importance to Canada. At present, the Associate of Arts degree in International and Development studies focuses mostly on Latin America.
Because of our current focus on Latin America, the International and Development Studies program would be a good choice if you have a specific interest in that region. It will set you up well if you're intending to visit Latin America, do church or aid work there, or if you're thinking of expanding your business there. As a graduate of this program, you might pursue a career in areas such as journalism, community relations, translation, international development work, the travel industry, diplomacy, government, or international trade and commerce. Our program will also suit you if you have an interest in developing countries and development studies or if you're thinking about a general program of university transfer studies.
Option one: high school graduation only
1. B.C. Secondary school graduation or equivalent and
2. A minimum of a B average in English 12 and two other provincially examinable grade 12 subjects.
Option two: university entrance
You will need a minimum of nine university-level credits complete with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all universitylevel credits attempted.
Check out our online calendar at www.ufv.ca/calendar and read the
International and Development Studies section carefully. You will be applying to the Associate of Arts program. From our website you can go to the download centre and download the application form. Fill it out and submit it, along with the required documents and the 45 dollar application fee (the 45 dollar will be waived for current UFV General Arts/Arts Studies students) to the Admissions and Records office at any UFV campus or centre or through the internet at www.pas.bc.ca.
If you want to start your studies in September, you should submit your application to UFV starting October 1. Alternately, if you're thinking about starting in January, the submission date is August 1. Admission will be on a competitive basis and meeting the minimal requirements does not guarantee your admission. If you meet all the entrance requirements but the program is full, you will be given an opportunity to register in Arts Studies.
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
Degree & diploma
Volunteer work experience
It may be possible to arrange employment opportunities for you in other countries if you have taken the appropriate language courses.
Tuition & fees
University of the Fraser Valley
The University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls over 11,000 students per year, and lies nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The University has campuses in Abbotsford,...
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Residence at UFV means students living, working, studying, and socializing together. It’s an exciting way to get involved at the university as you help shape your community. Feel supported as you develop skills, gain information, and access many of the resources on the UFV campus. With a timely application, a private bedroom within a two-bedroom suite on campus at Baker House can be yours for...