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Incoming Exchange Students

Are you coming to Laurier as an exchange student – or  are you already here? Either way, welcome! You're a Golden Hawk now! We look forward to seeing you on campus and getting to know you.

Preparing to Come to Laurier

To help you have the best possible start to your student life at Laurier, we have compiled what you need to know to prepare for your travels and to organize your arrival. This information will cover everything from applying for your study permit and traveling to Canada to finding the right place to live and how to register for courses.

As you read through this information, if you have any questions or concerns you can always contact us at

Life at Laurier

As an exchange student, you have access to all that Laurier has to offer. You can join a club, play a sport, volunteer, or check out the many other ways to enjoy Laurier student life. You can also learn about Canada and other cultures, as well as teach others about your culture, by getting involved in the many International at Home activities we have going on throughout the year. And all on-campus dining options are also available to exchange students, even if you live off-campus. 

Laurier International offers plenty of support for international students, from assistance with your study permit to understanding Canadian culture to getting involved on campus and in the community. Don't hesitate to contact International Student Support staff if you have any questions or need any help.

Applying to the Laurier Exchange Program

If you are interested in coming to Laurier on exchange but have not yet applied, find out more about participating in our exchange program.