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Incoming Exchange Students

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.

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Inbound Student Process During the Pandemic

International students who meet the Government of Canada’s requirements for entering the country to study have the option to register to travel to study at Laurier. Laurier has prepared a stringent Safe Travel, Arrival, and Quarantine (STAQ) process to protect the health of our staff, students, and community. International students who wish to pursue this option need to register, and more details about the application and quarantine process is outlined on the International Student Support website.

For the 2021/22 academic year, we encourage you to not book your flight or make any non-refundable payments until you have received your study permit.

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.