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Outbound Exchanges

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

Why Should You Do and Exchange?

  • Personal development: You will become more aware of your own cultural values, practices and biases; return with an increased sense of self and independence, sense of humour and open-mindedness.
  • Professional opportunities: International skills and experiences look great on a resumé, and could help foster academic and career opportunities.
  • Build your network: You will build lasting friendships and professional relationships with fellow students, professors and employers from all over the world.

Information Sessions

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 Laurier International Opportunities Course on MLS and listen to a recording. Once you submit the required task (indicated in the session) to the drop box you will gain access to the application documents within a few business days. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions for students wishing to go on exchange for the 2019/20 academic year are posted below for both Waterloo and Brantford campuses. You do not need to register for an information session.

  • Sept. 19: Aarhus University Info Session, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Arts 1E1
  • Sept. 27: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., DAWB 2-105
  • Oct. 2: noon to 12:50 p.m., Arts 1C16
  • Oct. 11: noon to 1 p.m., webinar (register now)
  • Oct. 17: 3 to 3:50 p.m., SB103 (Schlegel Building)
  • Oct. 22: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., P119 (Peters Building)
  • Oct. 30: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., Arts 1C16
  • Nov. 5: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., P119 (Peters Building)
  • Nov. 15: 2:30 to 3:20 p.m., Arts 2C4
  • Nov. 28: 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., BA208 (Bricker Academic Building)
  • Dec. 4: noon to 12:50 p.m., Arts 1C16
  • Dec. 14: noon to 1 p.m., webinar (register now)
  • Jan. 10: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., Arts 2C4

All information sessions will be held in DC 136.

  • Sept. 13: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 25: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 4: 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 11: noon to 1 p.m., webinar (register now)
  • Oct. 17: 11 a.m. to noon
  • Nov. 2: 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 12: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 6: 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 14: noon to 1 p.m., webinar (register now)
  • Jan. 8: noon to 1 p.m.

Returning to Canada

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