The Outgoing Exchange Application Deadline has been extended to February 1st! Please contact Robyn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information regarding Exchanges!
Outgoing Exchange: Huron students going to another country for one semester or one full year.
Participating in the exchange program is an excellent way to:
• Gain a different perspective on your studies
• Improve your language skills or learn a new language
• Develop problem-solving and adaptability skills
• Expand your personal and professional network by meeting faculty, staff, students, and employers outside of your community
• Develop transferable skills that can be beneficial to your career.
• Travel and experience different cultures
Huron has exchange agreements with universities in Austria, Belize, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In addition to Huron’s exchange programs, our students have access to all of the resources and agreements provided through Western’s main campus International and Exchange Student Office.
The experience of another culture and country is enriching academically, personally and professionally. It is strongly recommended for all students! Huron has exchange agreements with universities in Austria, Belize, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In addition to Huron’s exchange programs, our students have access to all of the resources and agreements provided through Western’s International and Exchange Student Office.
Students who wish to study at a university that Huron or Western do not have an exchange agreement with can do so through the letter of permission process. The student applies to the school independently and works with an Academic Advisor to approve his/her course selection for credit towards their Huron degree.
Students are eligible to participate in an exchange for one full year or one semester, preferably during their third year of study. However, you must be returning to full-time studies after your exchange: you cannot go on exchange in your final semester. Application for exchanges takes place in the academic year preceding the exchange year. While on exchange, you earn credits at the host institution that apply towards your Huron degree. Exchange students pay tuition to Huron. Your extra costs come from airfare and living expenses.
If you want to on an exchange starting in September of your 3rd year, a general timeline would be:
Be sure to keep in touch while you are on exchange! Check your UWO email account regularly! Join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/huronoutgoingexchange/) and update it with information for other students on exchange, as well as photos from your experience!
Students generally must have a 70% cumulative average before they go on exchange. Students who do not meet the minimum academic criteria can still apply. Preference will be given to qualified students registered at Huron University College and to students who will be returning to study at Huron following the exchange, but Western, Brescia & Kings students are also eligible to apply for a Huron exchange.
Students must also be in good academic & financial standing. A student with an academic offense record or who owes tuition or fees will not normally be considered for an exchange. In addition, students must demonstrate how they will benefit from the exchange and be a good Huron ambassador while on exchange.
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