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Summer Semester

Opportunities to study abroad aren’t limited to the academic year. Institutions around the world offer programs during the summer, where you can earn credits towards your Laurier degree while still paying your Laurier tuition. These opportunities are a great way to build international skills and experience, particularly if you’re not able to go on exchange for a term or a full year.


Opportunities to study abroad in summer 2019 will continue to be posted until January 2019. For more information, contact Laurier International at


  • You must complete 10 Laurier credits to apply.
  • You can participate in both a summer semester abroad and full-term exchange only with specific permission from your department.
  • If you are graduating in the fall, you can study abroad in the summer; however, there is no guarantee that the credit transfer process will be completed before the deadline to apply to graduate.

How to Apply

  1. Self-register for the Student Exchange Program course on MyLearningSpace (MyLS) to learn more about our program offerings. Programs offered in summer 2019 will be posted in late fall 2018 and January 2019.
  2. Submit the required application documents to Laurier International by the required deadline(s) indicated for the program. If your application is in order and you are accepted, we will contact you with an offer letter, which will include more information about the next steps. The last possible date to apply for all 2019 summer abroad experiences is March 1, 2019.
  3. Complete the required forms and waivers. When these forms are submitted, we will nominate you to the host institution.
  4. Once you have been nominated, fill out the specific application for your host institution and submit your application documents directly to them by their deadline. Note: Your acceptance to the Student Exchange Summer Semester program does not guarantee your acceptance to a specific host institution.
  5. The host institution will send you an acceptance letter. The host institution may also require additional documents or information, which they will request at this time and which you are required to submit by their deadlines. When you are accepted, you will be required to complete the pre-departure information modules in the Student Exchange Program MyLS course.
  6. Meet with your academic advisor to complete the Course Credit Transfer Agreement (CCTA) form. This form matches your courses abroad with the credits you will receive on your Laurier transcript.

Financial Information

You will continue to pay Laurier tuition and incidental fees for the total number of credits you will be earning abroad. The amount of tuition and incidental fees you pay are determined by the number of credits you earn. If you decide to take fewer credits once you are abroad, you will not receive a refund from Laurier.

Financial awards and/or supplements may be offered on a case-by-case basis from the host institution. If you are an OSAP recipient, you will retain your eligibility for OSAP.

Courses and Credit Transfer

The types of credits you earn abroad will depend on your program of study. You must meet with your academic advisor to determine your academic suitability to study abroad and the types of credits you can earn.

The number of credits will depend on the program and opportunity.

Travel Preparations

You are required to attend Laurier International's pre-departure on Saturday March 30, 2019 from 9am-5pm on the Waterloo campus.  Please mark your calendar as this session is mandatory.

We recommend you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received your official acceptance from the host university. You are responsible for your travel preparations which can include:

  • booking your flight
  • arranging accommodations
  • purchasing travel insurance
  • arranging for a visa or study permit, if required
  • getting or renewing your passport

Find guidance and information about your travel preparations in the Student Exchange Program course in MyLS. Laurier International is also available to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.