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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.

Information Sessions

It is mandatory to complete the information session before you apply for the Student Exchange Program.

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. in BA110 (Bricker Academic)
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 from 1 to 2:20 p.m. in BA111 (Bricker Academic)
  • Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in LH1009 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. webinar session. Please register in advance.
  • Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in LH1009 (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 1 to 2:20 p.m. in BA111 (Bricker Academic). A BBA advisor will be available to answer questions, but this session will still be relevant to all programs.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in 2C16 (Arts Building)
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in BA111 (Bricker Academic)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in BA110 (Bricker Academic)
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 1 to 2:20 p.m. in BA111 (Bricker Academic)
  • Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. in 1C18 (Arts Building)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. webinar session. Please register in advance.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m.
All sessions will be held in DC 136.

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