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Outbound Exchanges

Outbound Exchange Opportunities for Fall 2021

Updated April 30, 2021

The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance. The university has continued to monitor counsel provided by Health Canada, Global Affairs Canada and Canada Travel. Given such, international outbound exchange for the fall 2021 term has been cancelled. We recognize the disappointment and challenge this decision presents for our students, exchange partners and community. Laurier International will continue to work closely with all impacted students to provide personalized counsel. Also see our FAQs.

Summer Semester Exchange Program Update

Laurier International has also made the difficult decision to cancel in-person 2021 summer semester exchanges for outgoing students. Virtual summer semester exchange opportunities may be available; please contact exchange@wlu.ca for more information.

We are planning to offer summer semester exchange opportunities in summer 2022

About the Winter 2022 Student Exchange Program

Broaden your perspective and develop lasting intercultural skills that will help you excel in today's world. The Student Exchange Program is an opportunity for you to experience the social, economic and political climate of various countries, and to improve your language skills and cultural knowledge.

Applications are due from January to May to go abroad the following academic year. Applications are due May 31, 2021 for Winter 2022 exchanges.

Laurier will announce by mid-September 2021 if Winter 2022 exchanges can proceed.

Information Sessions

We continue to plan ahead to future student exchange terms and are hosting information sessions for exchange during the 2021/22 academic year. Information sessions are hosted each year on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. It is mandatory to complete the information session before you apply for the student exchange program. 

At each session, you will learn more about the exchange program and the topics covered will include:

If you are unable to attend an information session in person, self-register for the Student Exchange Program Course on MLS and view a recording of our webinar. Once you submit the required task (indicated in the session) you will gain access to the application documents within a few business days. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

All information sessions will be hosted virtually on Zoom, and are listed below.

Winter 2021 information sessions are now complete.

If you have not attended an information session in person, self-register for the Student Exchange Program Course on MLS and view a recording of our webinar. Once you submit the required task (indicated in the session) you will gain access to the application documents within a few business days.

After watching an info session, drop-in to chat or message with the Student Abroad Advisor, Allison Donahue, via Zoom:

Winter 2021 information sessions are now complete.

If you have not attended an information session in person, self-register for the Student Exchange Program Course on MLS and view a recording of our webinar. Once you submit the required task (indicated in the session) you will gain access to the application documents within a few business days.

Returning to Canada

Just returned from an exchange? Get involved in our International at Home events and student leadership programs.