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Student Exchange Program

The Student Exchange Program allows you to broaden your perspective and develop lasting intercultural skills needed for the 21st century. It enables you to improve your language skills and understand different cultures through your experience of the social, economic and political climate of various countries.

Most interestingly, you will become more aware of your own cultural values, practices and biases. You will return with an increased sense of self and independence, sense of humour and open-mindedness.

The study abroad program is also a great step in creating future academic and career opportunities in the international arena. You will be able to build lasting friendships and professional relationships with the various people, professors, and employers from all over the world. International skills and experience also look great on your resumé upon your return to Canada.

How to Apply

  1. Review our list of partner universities where you can study.
  2. Visit the FAQ section to learn about preparation, eligibility, and the application process. 
  3. Attend one of our information sessions posted below. 
  4. Gain access the International Opportunities Course on MyLearningSpace for application documents and other helpful resources (after you attend an information session)
  5. Contact a Laurier Student for help on completing your application. 
  6. Visit with the student abroad advisor (Waterloo students) or the coordinator, global engagement programming (Brantford students) if you require one-on-one guidance or advice.

Waterloo Information Sessions

There are no more live information sessions until Fall 2017. If you are interested in applying for Fall 2017 or Winter 2018, 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. 

Brantford Information Sessions

It is mandatory to complete the information session before you apply for the Student Exchange Program. All sessions will be held in DC 136.
  • Wednesday September 13th 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday September 26th 11am-12pm
  • Wednesday October 4th 2pm-3pm
  • Tuesday October 17th 3pm-4pm
  • Friday November 3rd 9am-10am
  • Thursday November 16th 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday December 7th 10am-11am
  • Thursday January 4th 12pm-1pm

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. 

Returning to Canada

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

Contact Us:

Student Exchanges

E: exchange@wlu.ca

Allison Donahue, Student Abroad Advisor, Waterloo

E: adonahue@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3784
Office Location: Arts Building 2A01

Mike Boylan, Coordinator, Global Engagement Programming, Brantford

E: mboylan@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5437
Office Location: Dalhousie Centre DC135