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International Students

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Explore Canadian Classroom Culture


Learn With Students From Around The World


Improve Your English Study Skills In An Authentic Environment

Study with Carleton University OnLine will allow you to complete either an entire degree, or credits toward a degree at home from a respected Canadian University. Join one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions from anywhere in the world and study on your own schedule. Whether you need one class, five, or more, CUOL can accommodate your needs and enable you to achieve your degree while learning about the culture and expectations of the Canadian classroom.

If you are considering travelling to Canada to pursue a post-secondary education, CUOL’s unique offering of allowing you to study simultaneously with on-campus students in the live classroom will give you an insider’s view of Canadian university culture, expectations, and opportunities.  Professionally produced videos of each class, available online on the same day as the  on-campus class will put you inside our Carleton classrooms. You will see not only the professor’s lecture, but class discussion as well.  You will complete the same examinations (we make the arrangements for you to write them at home!), and the same assignments as your on-campus classmates.

Are you wondering if your English language ability is sufficient to study successfully in English in North America?  Enrolling in a CUOL course will allow you to watch classes in action, listening to the professors as well as to student discussion.  You will have opportunities to collaborate with your peers online from all over the world.  This will enable you not only to assess your English communication abilities, but also to improve them in the comfort of your current location.

You don’t have to have the goal of earning a degree to take a class with CUOL – all students are welcome. The wide selection of classes (at various levels from several academic disciplines) offered by CUOL is sure to spark your creativity and intellectual curiosity. With some of the most respected and colorful professors in the world, your learning experience will be second to none. To experience for yourself what an actual class will look like, go to our Sample Lecture page on our CUOL.CA website.

Carleton is one of the leading providers of online learning opportunities in Canada. We are not just a textbook and an exam.   CUOL offers the most personalized experience available online.  We strive to offer the closest thing to a university classroom experience where professors,  our CUOL team members and Carleton’s Student Services offices all support your learning needs.

Your success is our goal.  Whether you are starting or finishing your degree or taking a class for professional development or exploration of future possibilities, you can be sure that Carleton University’s rich and successful 35 year history in the distance learning field will guarantee that you will have access to all the tools you need to succeed.  Regardless of your location in the world, you will find that Carleton University OnLine is an online learning experience that is “anything but distant”.