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.
Patricia Boucher Memorial International Exchange Travel Grant
Established in 2000 in memory of Patricia Boucher, an exchange student from Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin, through the generous support of her family and the many friends she made among the students at Huron University College. It is intended to assist a student with travel expenses associated with the Huron/Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin exchange program. The recipient must be registered in a full-time program at Huron University College and demonstrate financial need. If no Huron student is eligible, the bursary may assist a Versailles student on exchange at Huron or assist a Huron student participating in an exchange with another European university.
Value: approx. $2,000 (open to several students)
APPLY for the Patricia Boucher Memorial International Exchange Travel Grant
Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary
The Bursary is intended to assist a third-year student with the added expenses incurred in a program of study abroad. The recipient must be a registered full-time student at Huron and demonstrate financial need. The Rooney family established The Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary in 1996 to honour Hugh and Dorothy Rooney, long-term friends and members of the Huron Community. Mr. Rooney served Huron with distinction in many roles from 1959 to 1972 including lecturer in Business and Economics, Dean of Residence, Comptroller, Corporation and Board Member, Bursar, and later Assistant Vice-Principal at Western University. Mrs. Rooney was known as “nurse” to many students when the Rooney family lived at Huron University College. Mrs. Rooney passed away in January, 1995.
Value: approx. $1,000
APPLY for the Hugh B. and Dorothy Rooney International Travel Bursary
Nancy and Keith Sumner Fund for International Studies
Established in 2006 by Nancy and Keith Sumner, this Fund provides financial support to a student or students for study abroad at a university with which Huron has a partnership agreement, for credit towards their academic degree at Huron, and who qualify for the study abroad program based on criteria established by Huron University College. Keith Sumner is a long-time friend of Huron who has served as President of The Huron University College Foundation and, prior to that, as Chair of its Investment Committee.
Value: approx. $1,000
Find us at Student Support Services!
To book an appointment please email:
Coordinator, International Engagement
t. 519.438.7224 Ext 291